Have you tried making green smoothies? They’re really easy to make, but do you know there’s a secret to making your green smoothie taste great every time?
It’s actually really easy to make HORRIBLE smoothies if you don’t understand one simple concept, and you’re in luck ‘cos I’m about to share that info with you here today.
So if you’ve already tried making green smoothies, or you’re about to embark on your own smoothie adventure, that’s awesome! You’ll either know or soon understand the benefits and hopefully you’ll soon know that they can taste good.
But if you’ve never tried a green smoothie, and you’ve just stumbled across this page, you might have visions of something really disgusting, right?
Well I’ve got good news for those who haven’t tried them, had their own green smoothie disaster or that think these green drinks are just always going to taste bad. 🙂
The truth is that green smoothies are not only a super healthy addition to your diet, but they can taste really good too!
How To Make A Green Smoothie
In this post I wanted to share what I consider to be the basic green smoothie recipe, and so I thought I’d share this video from Vitamix featuring Kymberley Snyder which pretty much nails it.
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And my basic green smoothie recipe goes something like this…
Basic Green Smoothie
- 1-2 Cups Leafy greens Mix and match if you want to!
- 1 Apple and /or
- 1 Banana
- 1/4 Lemon Flesh only - no skin
- 1-2 Cups Water
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend well until smooth and creamy.
- Add more water if needed and blend again.
And Finally Here Is The Secret To The Perfect Green Smoothie
Let me assure you that THIS will help to prevent disasters and waste. The following tidbit is something to keep in mind every single time you make a green smoothie.
There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water whereas insoluble fiber does not.
Always use at least one fruit that contains plenty of soluble fiber!
This way the soluble fiber will help to make your smoothie a nice creamy consistency and stop it from ‘splitting’. (Split smoothies are YUCK! I can tell you from experience…)
Examples of fruits that contain lots of soluble fibre include:
That’s it. It’s really that simple!
Enjoy your smoothies and remember to do your best to eat (and drink) clean 🙂
P.S. There are loads of super healthy ingredients that can be added to this basic green smoothie recipe to enhance the taste, add more nutrition and increase the benefits. Smoothie recipes are really only limited by your imagination, so watch out for future posts. But in the mean time, why not grab a free copy of My Favorite Smoothie Recipes?