View Full Version : The Smoothie That Bites Back....
12-08-2009, 09:27 PM
So the green of my green smoothie is almost always baby spinich. so right now i used an organic baby spring mix from Sams club for the greens. its good, but has a weird "bite'y" taste to it. not unpleasent but different. is it cool to be blending baby spring mixes in my smoothies??? anyone else do this?
12-08-2009, 09:58 PM
Yeah, spring mix has different stuff, and i believe it is the arugula that has that taste. It takes some getting used to. I am not all that fond of it.
Talk about a bite - I've been adding 1 leaf of mustard greens, just to get some variety in there - whoo.w.e.e!
And today I added a small handful of broccoli sprouts - whoo again!
Ofcourse this doesn't have a thing to do with your original post - I just get blabby! *Ü*
12-09-2009, 01:28 AM
I've used it a few times, I also use the Italian mix sometimes. I don't notice that much of a bite, not as bad as kale anyway. I did find it makes the smoothies really really thick which I'm not really crazy about.
12-09-2009, 01:32 AM
Raddichio tends to pack a bitter punch.
12-09-2009, 02:23 AM
I Love the taste of a Smoothie with Argula in it, although it can be an aquired taste, I guess it comes through stronger in a Smoothie than a Salad.
12-09-2009, 06:08 AM
I use baby greens all the time. A smoothie can taste good with any greens if you use the right ingredients. Either extra fruit, super foods/powders or added to a savory smoothie instead of sweet.
12-09-2009, 07:55 AM
Sometimes I add radish sprouts... hot hot hot...notta big fan of them but apparently very good for your health. Broccoli sprouts..not the best tasting.. again tho...contains a huge amount of beneficial nutrients.
PS. The radish sprouts are more livable with humus in a salad.
12-09-2009, 08:02 AM
I like to use the bitter greens for variety - arugula, nastursium, raddiccio, etc. When I do use them I juice bluberries and use that instead of water, adds a great sweetness to over-ride some of the bitter. Espically good for a breakfast smoothie.
12-09-2009, 11:27 AM
I used some turnip greens once - thinking they were kale - and it was fine, they were young, almost baby leaves....then later I thought - what's that bulb under the kale - oh - it's a turnip! I plant a lot and forget stuff! Most gets distraoyed by critters anyway, and I think they stir the seeds around too.....
A month later, used just a few and the whole smoothie had a slight "radishy" after taste....
12-09-2009, 01:20 PM
is it cool to be blending baby spring mixes in my smoothies???
Alternating your greens to avoid the potential of a build up of toxicity from any one green is ALWAYS a good idea. :)
Read Victoria Boutenko's GREEN FOR LIFE book: it has a wealth of handy dandy GREEN SMOOTHIE info... and since Greens really are The Secret to Life... well. ;)
12-09-2009, 02:39 PM
I used watercress stalks this morning and that was hot hot. It was horrid it made my stomach feel burnt, just like the time I liquidised two cloves of garlic with very lttle water and knocked it back in one as garlic is 'good for you'. Argh, I think I'll stick to milder greens
12-09-2009, 09:25 PM
I too use the mixed grrens from Sams. Sometimes the smell gets to me, but I have found that a bit of stevia helps. I want to think that this spring mixture gets me the variety I need. I just do not have the stomach to do kale and other strong greens. Yesterday I added a banana, lots of grapes, a bit of stevia, seseme and flax seed. It was good. Today I used pears instead of grapes. Tomorrow I'll probably used frozen berries instead of the grapes or pears. Might even try thinning it down with a little more water. Enjoy, knowing your body is loving it!
12-09-2009, 11:52 PM
Use mixed greens all the time - the kind that come in the big plastic tubs.
Just started using red cabbage per Victoria Boutenko's last email letter. That takes a bit getting used to as well. I've learned to use all strong tasting greens in moderation and mix them up with lesser strong tasking greens (lettuce and spinach family). Carrot tops are good as well, and won't ruin a smoothie. Then there's broccoli, so nutritious, but too much can make a smoothie hard to swallow.
The worst mixed greens I've tried in a smoothie (per taste) are those mixed 'herb' greens. Now there's ya some strong medicine.
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