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The smoothie – it’s been described as the most potent way of getting a large number of nutrients into your body in the shortest space of time. You can cram your Magimix or Nutribullet full of fruits, greens and veggies, and blend it all up into something that you can knock back in a few seconds. It’s way more convenient than spending 20 minutes munching your way through a salad.
There’s just one problem: the taste. Smoothies are something that you grow accustomed to as you drink them more and more. At first, you wonder how anyone can stomach the things, and then over time, you get used to them. Eventually, they become routine.
But while unpleasant-tasting smoothie recipes are the norm, it doesn’t have to be that way. People think that they can just throw any old fruits and veggies together and blend them up and get something edible, but that’s not how it works at all. Making a great smoothie is just like making any other tasty meal: you need to get the balance of flavors and proportions right. Then, and only then, will it taste any good.
If you read this Organifi review, you’ll notice something: people love the taste. That’s not by accident. The reason for this is that the balance of flavors is right. A smoothie (or a juice for that matter), won’t taste good unless you mix the right ingredients in the proper proportions. It’s, obviously, easier said than done.
Take a look at the following smoothie recipes that taste great. You’ll love them, and they could be just what you need to start including more greens in your drinks.
Frozen Berry, Manga And Banana
Banana is one of the crucial ingredients in beginner smoothies. Banana contains a special kind of starch which gives smoothies a milkshake-like texture. Banana makes them thick and sweet and helps to remove the wateriness and bittiness of most smoothies.
You’ll also notice that this smoothie doesn’t contain any greens, like kale. Kale contains sulfurous compounds, meaning that it’s not a beginner-friendly ingredient. It’s something you’ll want to work up to once you feel more confident.
Making the smoothie is easy. Choose a sweet frozen berry, like blueberry or blackberry, and blend with fresh mango and banana. The more banana you add, the thicker and sweeter the concoction will be.
Green Peanut Butter Smoothie
Pulling off a green peanut butter smoothie might sound like a challenge, but it’s actually incredibly easy. What’s more, all of the ingredients are whole foods, meaning that they have a favorable impact on your metabolism.
For the greens, you’ll want to choose something mild, like spinach. Place a few spinach leaves in your blender and then add the peanut butter and banana and mix it up. The smoothie you get out of the other end will have green flecks in and will turn slightly green from where you’ve smashed the chlorophyll out of the cells. But for all intents and purposes, it’ll just taste like banana and peanut butter – a classic combo.
The Date Shake
Dates are magical ingredients. By volume, dates are nearly 80 percent sugar. But by some biological miracle, they don’t have the same negative effects on your body as refined sugar. In fact, they don’t appear to have any adverse effects at all, even if you stuff yourself with the things. Something about the fact that you’re getting the sugar in wholefood form eliminates the hit to your health.
The date shake takes advantage of this fact to make a sweet and delicious smoothie. To make it, you’ll need half a cup of dates, an ounce of toasted walnuts, some vanilla extract and a cup of almond or oat milk and a dash of cinnamon. Mix the whole lot to get something that tastes warm, sweet, and, most importantly, nourishing.
Avocado And Kale Smoothie
At first blush, an avocado and kale smoothie sounds like a nightmare, but add a bit of pineapple and coconut, and it’s a delight.
What about those nasty sulfurous compounds in kale that we talked about earlier? Well, the great thing about this smoothie is that it contains avocado, and avocado can cover up the taste of those compounds when they enter your mouth. In effect, you can have your cake and eat it too. You get a delicious smoothie that tastes great but delivers a big nutritional punch at the same time. TIP: If you really can’t stomach raw kale, then you can always substitute it for the much more mild spinach.