To start with green smoothies is never easy and if you can’t drink the green smoothies you make then you haven’t learned yet the art of making them. Here are the best green smoothie tips ever that reveal the secrets for absolute delicious smoothies and help your smoothie making process lot easier.
1. Stick to 40/60 Ratio
Yes. Yes. I know! Even I have tossed out few of my green smoothie trials at first. It happens to all of us. Blindly tossing up the ingredients and blending won’t work. Stick on to the proper ratio of 40:60 for leafy greens to fruits and veggies – is the ultimate trick to make great tasting green smoothies. If you are a beginner with green smoothies, then use baby spinach leaves at first and then work your way up to high-nutritional greens such as kale, collards, parsley and romaine lettuce. Spinach has a delicate taste when compared to other greens and you’ll have no problem drinking it.
2. Fruits are Your Ally
Identify your friends and foe in your smoothie charade. Using stone and fleshy fruits will mask greens flavor well and also add up creamy texture to the smoothie. If you want to love all the green smoothies you make then you should include the proper combination of fruits and it’s not so difficult to do. Banana is a very good example that will keep you from tasting greens without over-powering flavor of its own. Apple, mango, pear, peach, papaya and berries are some of the great choices out there to try out.
3. Ditch Artificial Sweeteners
Absolutely you want to get more out of the green smoothies? In that case, stop tossing artificial sweeteners to the drink. Using sweet fruits like mango, pineapple, apple, banana, strawberries etc. will naturally sweeten your smoothies. Are you going to throw out over-ripe mushy bananas? Wait. Peel the skin, slice them down and freeze. Whenever you make green smoothies, toss a few pieces of these frozen bananas. You’ll be surprised with the sweetness of the smoothie without extra additives.
4. Don’t forget to use Frozen Fruits
Ever wonder why the smoothies you make are pulpy rather than the silky thickness you crave? The easy trick to get the smoothie texture is to freeze half of the fruits you would use for making green smoothies. Remember one part greens – one part frozen fruits – and one part fresh fruits or veggies makes fine ratio. If you wonder what veggies to use for smoothies, then start trying out cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and beetroots.
5. Blend in Stages
Lumpy greens in a smoothie are a definite put-off for anyone. If you don’t have high-end blenders then try to blend in multiple stages. First add liquid and leaves and pulse it a few times to tear through the pieces and then blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend and you can taste lump-less silky smooth goodness.
6. Make ready to toss Smoothie Bags
We all know how crazy a busy morning could get. Plan ahead your smoothie making task. One of my friends used to buy the essential groceries for smoothies in the weekend, rinse, peel and slice down the ingredients, split them up for every day usage and freeze them in separate freezer bags. By this way one can simply take up a smoothie bag and toss in the blender and get their smoothies ready in less than a minute. Just as simple as that 🙂
7. Don’t Over Kill – Just Stay on the Limit
You don’t have to drink smoothies all day long and skip your regular meals. Just having it once or twice a day along with your regular diet is enough to step into a healthier lifestyle. Don’t be harsh on yourself and over kill with smoothies. Just remember it’s a lifestyle not a punishment. Regularly consuming smoothies will gradually curb your junk-food cravings and it will improve your overall health and lifestyle. Here look for more weight loss tips. If you plan to skip one meal with smoothies then don’t forget to include some type of protein additives in them.