I have been a smoothie kick since I bought myself a blender last month. After searching all over for recipes to try I decied to try the Green Smmothie Challenge from A Beautiful Mess. Last week I made all 5 of their smoothies for breakfast and here are my reviews!
The first day I tried what turned out to be my favorite smoothie of the five. The blueberry and banana one! (2 cups blueberries, 1/2 a banana, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 cup of water) I found out that blueberries and bananas together can mask any other flavor completely!
Day two I tried the pineapple and banana smoothie. (1/2 a banana, 2
handfuls of spinach, 2 cups water) The taste was a tad off so I added some of the pinapple juice from the can. Also I felt as if here was too much water. Next time I'm only using one cup.
Wednesday I opted to try the apple smoothie. (2 apples (I used 2 granny smiths), 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup crushed ice) I was a bit apprehensive since it was just apples and spinach, but it was actually not bad. The constancy was a bit odd but it really just tasted like apples.
The next day I attempted the Peach, Honey, and Oats smoothie. I could not find oats so I used granola instead. The smoothie pretty much tasted like liquid granola. Blah. This smoothie was pretty much a fail due to incorrect ingredients. (1 1/2 cups sliced peaches, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 cup raw oats, 1 cup water)
Finally, on Friday I made the Raspberry and Coconut smoothie. (1 cup raspberries, 1/3 cup coconut flakes, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 cup water) Ok, so this was almost another fail. The only coconut flakes I could find were the sugary kind you use in baking. That combined with the raspberries were way too sweet. Next time I'm using half the amount of coconut flakes. Yup.