foamy green smoothies?
I'm trying to get into the green smoothies, and while I like the ones I've made so far (not really following a recipe, just "winging" it depending on what greens/fruits I have on hand at the moment), but not loving the deep layer of "foam" on top. Am I doing something wrong? Are they supposed to be foamy or does it depend on ingredients or what? Sorry for my dumbness :eek:
What machine are you using?
Mine are always a little foamy on top, which I'm not crazy about either. But if I drink it right after I've blended it or put it in a nalgene and shake it, I can usually avoid the foamy top layer (the rest of it just gets thicker). Do you use a lot of bananas? I wonder if it comes from that.
Right now I'm using a Braun (sic) PowerMax. Just bought an Omega and an Excalibur, so a hot-diggity-dog blender will have to wait. I generally use just one banana, orange and/or pineapple juice, and whatever greens are on hand, either spinach, kale, romaine or some combination thereof. I think I saw some mention of "straining" elsewhere in the forum. Maybe that's what I'm missing, didn't occur to me to strain the darn things! :eek:
My GS's are always foamy. I just let it settle for a few minutes, then shake them. They mix after a few minutes. I too drink them out of a Naglene container. A charcoal gray one. Folks don't see the (icky to THEM) color green. :D
I call 'em my Shrek Shakes! :D
I love those GS's!!!! :D