I've been a huge fan of green smoothies for a few years now. I first got into making them after reading Kimberly Snyder's blog. I worked really close to Whole Foods in High Street Kensington at the time, and when I left that job my very generous colleagues bought me a Vitamix as my leaving gift. This meant that I could make super smooth, and nutrition packed drinks. My issue was that some of my creations along the way tasted less than fabulous. Note to self, you can't mask the taste of watercress in a green smoothie! I've made hundreds of green smoothies since then so here are three tips to make sure yours taste delicious...
1. Creamy ConsistencyBy adding fruit and veg that has a creamy texture, you can create some thickness and texture to your smoothie. Either bananas or avocados work a treat.
2. Cancel out BitternessSome vegetables can create a bitter taste, which can make even the first sip of your freshly blended smoothie taste disgusting. Fresh Lemon or Lime juice can cut through that bitterness and mask any unsavoury flavours.
3. Sweeten it up
If you're really struggling with the flavour then why not add some sweetener. I'm a real fan of the Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops in Vanilla as it's natural and calorie free. The Vanilla flavour also makes smoothies taste a little like Ice cream. Marvelous! If you don't like the taste of Stevia, then why not try Honey or Maple Syrup.
What do you add to your green smoothies?