Every time I drink them I feel like I will live forever.
As a mom we are often short on time for ourselves, especially when it comes to eating healthy. With my green smoothies, I can enjoy a healthy lunch that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is easy to drink on the go.
5 Tips for Successful Green Smoothies:
#1 Blend your greens first. I always used to end up with chunks of spinach in my smoothie. If you blend your liquid and spinach first it completely purees, so you get the nutrients without the chunks in your teeth.
#3 Make them filling. Smoothies can fill two roles: taking the place of a meal or a nice addition on the side. If I know I'm pinched for time and won't be eating anything else I like to add steel cut oats (basically the ba version of oatmeal)
#4 Use a fun liquid as your base. No one wants to drink a smoothie that does take good. There are two options don't drink them at all or use pink lemonade, coconut water etc this sweetness helps chase away any bitter flavor.
#5 Don't be afraid to use too much liquid. I'm alway nervous about making my smoothie too liquidy that I tend to end up with a rock of frozen fruit and an angry blender. Be generous. Simple Green Smoothie gives some good ratios. I never would have added that much liquid, but it really helps.
Now for me I glanced at the chart the first time and haven't looked back... So you don't need to follow it to a t or measure everything, every time, but it gives a good starting point.
BONUS: Watch what fruits you add. Trying different fruits can make fun flavor combinations, but once you start adding blueberries, raspberries, even strawberries you smoothie will look more like this. Somehow people aren't as excited about a brown smoothie...
TIP: Fruits that keeps your smoothie nice and green are mango, green grapes, pineapple, and banana.
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Do you have secrets for great smoothies?