The drink above is 2 c spinach, 1/2 c blueberries, 2 T flax meal, one frozen banana, and about 3/4 c vanilla almond milk.
It took me a couple of years to figure out the best way to blend a green drink so that my greens would be totally pulverized and so I wouldn’t have random chunks of large fruit in my smoothies. It also took me quite some time to figure out how to make a green smoothie that didn’t taste, well, green. It might seem simple to you guys, but it wasn’t for me, so I figured it might not be easy for anyone else out there who doesn’t own a BlendTec or a Vitamix.
There are two secret fruity weapons for making a green drink, and in my opinion, if you don’t want your green smoothie to taste green, you need one of the two. The two fruits I’m speaking of are bananas and mangoes. These two fruits are very strongly flavored and easily overpower spinach, swiss chard and kale in smoothies. In my experience, collards and turnips don’t belong in green drinks unless you just like the taste of them.
To make sure your green drink is well blended, you need to load your blender in this order: spinach first, flax meal (or chia/hemp seeds), frozen banana, blueberries, almond milk. Putting your greens on the bottom means they get blended first because the heavier fruits on top are pushing them down into the blade; the blender sucks in the frozen fruits once your greens are pulverized, producing a very green, yet very sweet smoothie. You can enjoy your greens without tasting them first thing in the morning. Plus, vegetables for breakfast is a fantastic way to make sure you’re eating enough of them!