It looks so innocent just sitting there all green and pretty in the glass, doesn’t it? My first (and possibly last) Green Smoothie just about gagged me to death. I don’t know if I dare try to drink one again. What did I do wrong? I thought Green Smoothies were supposed to taste at least a little bit good. Green Smoothie drinkers of the world, please help me!
I really wanted to love Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe as part of her Beauty Detox Program. I’m not trying to lose weight, but I would like to get more fruits and veggies into my diet for better skin, health and increased energy.
Here’s where I need advice on the best way to make Green Smoothies. I followed the GGS recipe almost exactly (I didn’t add any cilantro, parsley or celery, though.) I put the ingredients in my Ninja blender and blended until they were as smooth as possible. I tried to drink it, but the little bits of spinach and lettuce that didn’t get shredded enough triggered my gag reflux (sorry about TMI). It really did make me gag. I tried to drink it fast (with my nose plugged, I literally chugged it down by the sink). I took about 2 gulps and had to put the glass down. I couldn’t bring myself to drink any more. I think it is more of the thick, yucky texture than the taste, even though it still tastes very green and spinach-y to me.
Would a better blender make all the difference? Is there a better recipe? Recommendations?
Do you drink Green Smoothies? Do you LIKE them?
If you have any thoughts about Green Smoothies, please feel free to share them in the comments section. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you!