Ever since I’ve tried my first green smoothie, I got hooked. Well, let’s say my first green smoothie that actually did look like a green smoothie. About one year ago, I developed a green smoothie recipe for the Austrian daily I am writing for. At my first attempt, I added way too much leafy greens to the smoothie and didn’t use a high-speed blender. Can you imagine how that turned out? Well, it was still drinkable … not super delicious but ok. However, to make the smoothie newspaper worthy, it took me quite a while to figure out a balanced leafy green – fruit – liquid ratio and combination. So I tested and tested until the green smoothies tasted delicious, the color was a bright green … and I got hooked.
Meanwhile, I own a nice blender and toss my green smoothies together by instinct. But I know how frustrating it can be without a good and detailed recipe; especially for beginners. So, the recipe below is pretty easy to throw together and doesn’t taste “green” at all.
If kale isn’t in season or if you aren’t a big fan of it, feel free to substitute with any other leafy greens. Spinach, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, or beet greens have a very mild and mellow flavor. You can also add some mint leaves or a piece of ginger for a flavor boost.
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