Does the thought (or the taste!) or green smoothies makes you all rattled up?
Trust me, I know a lot of people feel exactly the same way!
And if your kids are also picky when it comes to greens in your smoothies, I understand how frustrating it can get to make them drink their green smoothies every morning.
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Mask not only the taste, but also the color of your smoothies!
I figured this trick a while ago that basically can trick anybody into drinking a green smoothie, myself included!
Here are my top 5 tips for making any green smoothie taste and look good:
- Always add a banana for richness and creaminess
- Use mild greens like spinach or lettuce – anything strong like arugula might make the smoothie taste bitter
- Use a powerful blender to really break those greens – I highly recommend the Blendtec
- Use dark berries to mask the green color – blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and acai work the best
- Don’t use too much water and keep the smoothie nice and thick
To see all of my best tips in action, I’m sharing this delicious Berry Banana Green Smoothie with you.Print
Berry Banana Green Smoothie
A blueberry and banana green smoothie that you won’t believe actually has greens in it. Perfect for picky kids as well, as the blueberries make it nice and purple.
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- Prep Time: 40 seconds
- Total Time: 40 seconds
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- Category: Green Thickie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: Drink
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1 banana
- 1 1⁄2 cups spinach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
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- 1 filler (Please note, only use half a filler as the fillers are designed for recipes that serve 2)
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- Select “Smoothie” cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds.
- Then select Medium High speed for 30 seconds.
- Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
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