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I am new to this green smoothie thing, but it is working okay for me. Right now I am drinking baby spinach, frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, a squeezed orange, and some water to make it go round. Yummy!

Yesterday I used baby romaine with orange juice, banana, and strawberries. I drank it, but I think the romaine I used made it bitter.

 

I am not a green-eater, except for broccoli and some salad. My midwife really wants me to get more greens, and this seems to be the best way to do it for now.


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So this whole green smoothie thing sounds like a good way for my dh and I to get more greens in the diet. eat.gif

I'm seeing a lot of comments about bananas being a "must" to cover the taste of some of the stronger green flavors and that will work for dh, he loves bananas, but I can't stand the taste or smell of them.

 

Anyone know anything else that will cut the green taste? Also any more recipes out there that don't contain citrus??


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So this whole green smoothie thing sounds like a good way for my dh and I to get more greens in the diet. eat.gif

I'm seeing a lot of comments about bananas being a "must" to cover the taste of some of the stronger green flavors and that will work for dh, he loves bananas, but I can't stand the taste or smell of them.

 

Anyone know anything else that will cut the green taste? Also any more recipes out there that don't contain citrus??


 

Pineapple is EXCELLENT for balancing and masking the green flavor. If you can get lilikoi (passion fruit) it is also very good. Basically anything sweet/tart will work. I don't use much citrus either (definitely no oranges), but if you can do a little squeeze of lemon or lime, that helps too.


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Pineapple, or softened dates sweeten things up and are strong enough to cover the greens taste. (Also raw honey adds some good sweetness.)

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