The flavor of your green smoothie helps mask the taste of greens or other vegetables that you blend into it.
For every smoothie you make, you’ll have a fruit base such as banana, pear or mango. You will then want to find a flavorful fruit that complements the base fruit, but doesn’t overpower the delicate flavor balance of a green smoothie.
The Best Flavor Fruits
Berries, especially strawberries, are excellent with any base fruit you use and will mask just about any vegetable you put in including spinach, tomato and even celery. Blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, oranges and pineapple are my favorite fruits to use to flavor my smoothies.
You can use more than one fruit to flavor a smoothie. For example, you can make a “Berry Blast” smoothie by using banana for the base, then mixing in 1/2 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup raspberries. Or try a strawberry-kiwi smoothie using coconut and mango for the base!
You can also accent your smoothies flavor by using raw cacao powder, freshly grated ginger or a flavored protein powder.
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.