View Full Version : Scared to try green smoothies...
08-27-2007, 07:51 AM
I really want to try a green powder. I think it's a good idea for me since I don't really love eating alot of greens but want the nutritional benifits.
I pretty much just drink fruit smoothies, I don't care much for drinking my veggies.
With that being said...Can anyone recommend a green powder that isn't super strong tasting that I might be able to tolerate?
08-27-2007, 07:54 AM
Just a quick question - why not just start blending up some greens with your fruit smoothies? ~ Cathy
08-27-2007, 08:54 AM
Have you tried a green smoothie with a handful of greens? You won't be a ble to taste the greens - it'll just be an interesting enough colour to sare small children. Have a go!
08-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Just go to the search tool and look up some of the other recipes on green smoothies. Find one that you think you can handle and just try it, try a little bit. Then find one that your body responds to ,( one that you feel good afterward), and go from there.
08-27-2007, 09:38 AM
I've tried a number of green powders over the years and the flavors vary from downright YUCK to tolerable.
The problem I have with them is they all make me violently ill. I suspect it's the dried wheat grass juice that is in so many of them.
Make your favorite fruit smoothie and add a small handful of spinach or 2 leaves of romaine (both are very mildly flavored greens) and see how it goes. whatever you do, don't go by the color!
do that for a few days, then gradually, over time, increase the quantity of greens in your smoothie until it's rougly 60% fruit and 40% greens.
mild - (so you can use more at first than the stronger ones)
red leaf lettuce
green leaf lettuce
green tops from carrots
stronger tasting - (use less at first until you get used to different flavors and what you like)
mustard greens (quite peppery)
green tops from radishes (also peppery)
bottom line is try different things in small amounts. if you like one, make more. if you don't, not a big loss.
green smoothie making is very individual and there really is no wrong way to do it as long as the ingredients are raw.
what is important is how you react to them with your body.
08-27-2007, 09:43 AM
I agree with the above posts. If you've got your mind set against a fruit smoothie with some greens in it, then do try a powder. I use Alissa's green food powder because it contains both land and sea veggies. BUT, I am a hard-core green smoothie drinker. I did work my way up to drink them this way. My smoothies are thick and green tasting BIG time.
However, when I first started I would take my favorite FRUIT smoothie and add a few greens. The thought of drinking my greens too kind of turned me off. But they are so good now and the fruit overpowers the green taste. Although I am finding myself using less and less fruit these days. I'm liking the green taste.
The key is to make it so you WILL drink it. I refuse to eat or drink anything that tastes nasty. Why should I? Enjoy your food.
08-27-2007, 11:00 AM
I've tried many & the only one that I find tolerable is Pure Synergy. It's mild enough that I can even mix it with just water.
Spinach works perfect in smoothies & you shouldn't taste it at all. I also make fruit pudding that I will sometimes add spinach to & also can't taste it.
08-29-2007, 07:51 AM
Thanks for all of the great ideas. :)
I think I will maybe try some romaine in them at first to start getting used to the taste, and work my way up. Sounds like a good plan.
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