The Perfect Green Smoothie?
Is there a formula for the perfect green smoothie? While not everyone’s taste buds are the same, and not everything thrown in a blender that’s healthy is going to taste great. However there are a few simple methods that you can follow that can make a green smoothie not only healthy but delicious.
First rule of thumb is to follow the 60/40 formula. Typically, the more leafy greens and vegetables added to a smoothie, the better health value it gives your body. However, taste value seems to diminish when vegetables overpowered the sweetness that fruits provide. In order to balance sweetness with a good health value, using 60% fruits and 40% vegetables or leafy greens in your smoothies will give you a great balance of flavor and nutrition.
The following green smoothie formula is based completely on one’s opinion and taste buds, however there is a great list of different greens, liquids and fruits that you can use according to your likes and dislikes. Try different mixtures of the following foods tell you come up with a flavor that suits your likes.
A great formula is 2 cups of leafy greens and 2 cups of a liquid base and 3 cups of a ripe fruit. Suggested leafy greens include spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, bok choy, Swiss chard, collard greens and dandelions. The liquid base can consist of any of the following including water, coconut water, coconut milk or almond milk. Great tasting right fruits include banana, mango, assorted berries, orange, avocado, peach, pear, apple and grapes.
To get a great consistency blend the leafy greens and your liquid base together first. After blending for a short. Of time, add fruits and then blend again. To keep your smoothie cool, use at least one frozen fruit to keep it chilled. The above formula of using 2 cups of leafy greens, 2 cups of a liquid base and 3 cups of a ripe fruit typically yields about 32 ounces and makes two servings. Drink up, drink to your health.