Do you know what I hate about almost every green smoothie I try? It tastes green.
Yep. Although I love the beautiful bright green color that most green smoothies have, most people are completely turned off by the thought of drinking something green from a cup. For me, what stops me from drinking them is that they all taste like they look…green.
I’m talking freshly mowed lawn green or moss on the back of a turtle green. WAY. TOO. EARTHY. Most of the time I read recipes for green smoothies and I wonder, “Did they even taste this before they put it on the internet?”
Probably not, which is why I’ve been disappointed with honestly every green smoothie recipe I’ve tried. So me, getting bored of drinking the same blends continuously, decided that it was time to venture into uncharted territory and attempt to make a green smoothie that doesn’t taste green.
So my thoughts were that I need something sweet to balance out the bitter of the greens, and then something tart or acidic to balance out the sweet. So I chose bananas, kale, almond milk (unsweetened, this is more for a base and some protein) and orange juice.
A green smoothie that doesn’t taste green. I chose kale because although it’s great for aiding in digestion and is filled with a ton of nutrients, I don’t really like eating it raw, so I figured if I could find to sneak some in and it still taste great, then I would have a winner.
This green smoothie is also:
- Low in saturated fat
- Very low in sodium
- High in dietary fiber – 21% of your daily requirement
- High in manganese
- High in potassium – 24% of your daily requirement
- Very high in vitamin B6
- Very high in vitamin C – 136% of your daily requirement
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