Vegetable smoothies are certainly packed full of nutrition.
But some people do find it hard to make them taste as good as ice-cream or chocolate!
And the truth is, the tastier you can make your smoothie, the more likely it is you’ll stick to your healthy smoothie habit.
So, let’s now look at some tips for you to make your vegetable smoothies taste delicious.
Add some fruit
This might seem like an obvious answer, but adding fruit is one of the most nutritious ways to make your vegetable smoothie more palatable.
This is because fruit is sweet as it is a natural source of sugar.
Unlike added sugars, fruit comes with fibre and antioxidants to balance out the sugar’s effect on your energy levels.
Most fruits go well in smoothies too, so you can add your favourite fruits easily to pretty much any smoothie recipe to improve the flavour.
A good rule of thumb for smoothies to start off is 1 serve of fruit to 2 serves of vegetables.
You might add half a banana to a smoothie with one cup of spinach, or double it to one banana and then add in 2 cups of greens.
Mix in some spices
A little goes a long way when it comes to flavouring your vegetable smoothies.
Spices are a great way to balance out the taste of vegetables in a smoothie as well.
They are also a budget-friendly option, as you will typically only use ¼- ½ teaspoon of most spices in a smoothie.
Which spice you use depends on the other ingredients you have, and also which spices you enjoy most.
To get you thinking, here are some spice options for you to try out:
You can also add in herbs and other flavour options such as these:
Use your favourite veggies
People often use smoothies to sneak in vegetables that they think they ‘should’ eat.
Smoothies are a great way to increase your intake if you’re not a big fan of vegetables.
But if you really cannot stand the taste of a particular vegetable in a smoothie, then give it a skip!
Add in your favourite vegetables, or at least the vegetables you can tolerate.
That way, you don’t have to spend your money buying veggies you can’t stand, and your smoothie will suit your taste preferences!
PS – I looked it up for you. Yes, there is actually such a thing as making a white potato smoothie, but it isn’t made using fries or chips as a base. So nice try, but fried potato can’t count as your favourite vegetable choice!
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Try natural sweeteners
Does the bitterness of some vegetables put you off your vegetable smoothies?
Try adding in a natural sweetener to balance it out.
There are a variety of natural sweeteners with different levels of sweetness.
Some natural sweetener options include these:
- Maple syrup
- Coconut sugar
- Monk fruit
Remember that honey, maple syrup, molasses and coconut sugar still contain sugar, even if it is less processed.
If you are going to use a sugar-containing sweetener, don’t go overboard with it.
1-2 teaspoons should be enough for a 300-500ml smoothie to keep it sweet.
Want an even easier way?
Want to make it even easier for yourself to make tasty vegetable smoothies?
One of the easiest ways is to start is using the super greens smoothie cubes as your base ingredient.
The hard work is already done for you in regard to taste, nutrients and variety.
It’s as easy as throwing in 3 cubes into your blender and adding in extra vegetables and fruit, or if you’re time poor, just use the cubes and your liquid and you’re ready to blend and drink.
Now it’s time for you to experiment and make your vegetable smoothie creations taste great to make it easier to stay on track with your nutrition goals.