Smoothie Tips

GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS TO HELP GET YOU STARTED

Follow the formula.
When you’re making a green smoothie, don’t just throw things in the blender and hope for the best. Chances are, it’ll taste nasty if you wing it right your first few tries.

Blend in stages to avoid chunks.
Chewing your green smoothie is not tasty nor the goal here! To get a smooth drink, blend up your leafy greens and liquids first. Then add your fruits and blend again.

Fruits vs Ice.
Nothing tastes better than a chilled smoothie fresh out the blender right? To get that creamy, cold smoothie you know you want, freeze your fruits like ripe bananas, grapes, pineapple or berries, and use them instead of ice. It helps give you a creamy texture, just the right amount of smoothie, and it won’t get watered down by all that added ice. This is also a great way to not waste ripe fruits you would normally throw away the next day. You can freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag as well; but if you do this, move those leafy greens strait from freezer to blender, don’t try to defrost them!

Raw natural sweeteners.
If your smoothie tastes bitter or a bit too “green,” add some naturally sweet fruits to it. some great choices are fruits like bananas, mango, apples, pears or pitted dates. You want to avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugars at all times.

Prep for fast food.
Normally we don’t have all day to make breakfast in the morning; it’s usually a grab and go kind of situation. That’s why green smoothies are the best choice! They are the healthiest fast food and benifit people on the go. You can prep and blend your green smoothie the night before and store it in your fridge for up to 2 days. Just remember, if you do this you need to store them in an airtight container. Otherwise oxidation will kick in and no one wants that! Just give it a good shake before you open and go!

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