How Green Can You Go?19
Here’s a fun game I’ve been playing — see how green you can make your smoothie while still liking the taste of it. Getting it green isn’t hard. The grocery store and farmer’s market is full of green veggies and lettuces to get your smoothie green-a-fied. But getting it to also taste good? Well, that’s a taller order.
Here’s the secret: a frozen banana. Sweet and creamy, it balances out just about any of the greens’ bitter taste, and doesn’t have much of a color, so it doesn’t dilute that beautiful green hue. Now which greens give the best and brightest shade? While I am a huge kale fan, I find kale to be a bit dull in the color department. Same goes for mustard and turnip greens. Spinach and arugula though? Bright and brilliant!
Lately, the brightest green NutriBlast I can make (pictured) has a handful of spinach, a handful of arugula, a small Persian cucumber (yes, I’m still obsessed with those), half of a lime, half of a banana and a piece of ginger (also still obsessed with that). The results? A beautifully green drink that’s good for you and fun for the eyes.
Now that I’ve mastered green, I’m thinking of other colors to conquer. Purple? Orange? Yellow? Red? Tell me, what hue should I go after mastering next? And what puts the green in your NutriBlasts?