I've always avoided green smoothies and assumed they would just taste like...green. Spinach. Blech. But a friend recently introduced me to them (thanks Chi!) and now I'm completely obsessed. The main key seems to be balancing out the greens with some sweet fruit (or fruits!) and adding some extra liquid to make sure it blends. I've been using a mixture of frozen and fresh fruit, which means there's no need to add ice to the mixture. --> Read more for the recipe!
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup plain almond milk
1 green apple, cut into chunks
1 tsp dried chia seeds, presoaked in 4 tsp water until gel-like (about 20 minutes)
Add the fruit, spinach, and almond milk to a blender and mix until it becomes a thick liquid. Pour in the chia seed mixture and mix again. Enjoy!
Do you have any favorite fruit/greens combos?