I’ve been making green smoothies for a dog’s age now. And when I was just starting out, often times, the consistency was less than desirable. Sort of chunky or grainy or just not blended very well. And I don’t know about you but, texture is extremely important to me. Getting it right in my smoothie is the difference between looking forward to a refreshing treat to start my day and gagging as I try to gulp it down before I leave the house.
Obviously the former is the more desirable outcome.
Joel actually came up with this trick and it works really well. The bonus is that the greens last way longer – no more throwing them out at the end of the week. And consistency and texture will be a non-issue going forward.
Tip: Freeze your greens.
I buy big bags of pre-washed, chopped kale and I dump them into this freezer container when I get home. It makes the greens more brittle so the blender doesn’t have to work as hard to break it all up. Another bonus is that it also helps with the temperature. Warm smoothies just aren’t as appetizing, amiright?
If you’re new to smoothies or interested in giving them a shot for the first time, here is a super simple recipe to get you started:
Super Simple Green Smoothie
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen kale
1 tablespoon of your nut butter of choice
2/3 cup cold water
Blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy!
Do you have any other tips for someone starting out or for making a better smoothie? Leave a comment below!