Often enough people ask “what on Earth is in that jar and are you sure you want to drink that?”
To which I respond, it is a green smoothie and yes I am sure.
The next time around, the same people are likely to tell me they tried that Green Smoothie Thingy too and that it was horrible, tasted disgusting, certainly the last time they tried that etc.
So sad .. because it is really easy to make green smoothies taste delicious.
Every. single. time. .. and here’s how!
A basic green smoothie recipe consists of
Sometimes, combining these 3 works out perfectly, but often enough it doesn’t.
The smoothie is not creamy, but instead a mush with some swamp water and foam on top.
Why does this happen?
This smoothie did not have any ingredients with soluble fiber.
What does that mean?
Some fruits such as apples do not contain soluble fiber and if you only use such ingredients, the smoothie will look as described above.
Rule #1 Use creamy fruit
To avoid, or to fix this problem, simply add fruit with soluble fiber, such as:
banana, mango, papaya, blueberries, pear, peach, kiwi, nectarines, apricots, young thai coconut or avocado.
Rule #2 Use ripe, sweet ingredients
Also, use sweet ingredients!
Use ripe fruit, and add a few dates or stevia in case the smoothie is not sweet enough with the ingredients used already.
Rule # 3 Use ingredients you love
And finally, use ingredients that you like! I used to really, really, REALLY hate bananas, the smell, the flavour, the consistency – urgh!
By now, I can handle a bit of banana in smoothies or other recipes where you cannot taste the banana to strongly, but I would not eat a banana by itself.
So if you are like me, then do not use bananas to start with, or only a little.
To sum it up, all you need to remember is that there are only 3 rules to always succeed at making smoothies so good you’ll end up making double batches all the time:
1. Use ingredients with water soluble fiber
2. Use sweet ingredients
3. Use ingredients you love!
So, what is your favourite smoothie?