What to do with green smoothie fails

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Green smoothie fails. They happen to the best of us. Every so often we go out on a limb and try a combination of ingredients that seem promising, but it’s still a big risk. It’s during those times that we come up with some fantastic recipes, but more often than not we end up with something that tastes terrible. Through these many unsuccessful attempts we have learned one thing: Never waste a failed green smoothie!

 

Nutrients VS. Taste

Sometimes, nutrients are more important than making your taste buds happy. That’s not the motto that we live by, but there are times when it’s necessary to plug your nose and gulp the greens. We do this because we care about our bodies, and we know that if we dump our green smoothie fails down the drain then we are in turn dumping health and money with it. If the taste is too terrible for you, though, there are a few things you can do to salvage what you’ve blended.

 

4 ways to save a green smoothie fail

  • Add something sweet: Try throwing a banana or two into the mix, or maybe some dates, apples, grapes, mangoes, or peaches. Sweetening the mix may just be enough to do the trick. Learn more on how to do so here.
  • Pour contents into ice cube trays: When you freeze your smoothie in ice cube trays you can add a couple cubes to the smoothies you make the next few days (don’t worry about adjusting the recipes you add the cubes to). This helps to dilute the bad flavor, but still gives you the nutrients.
  • Save it in the fridge, and add to the next blend: You can save failed green smoothies in the fridge for a couple days in sealed containers. Simply add some of the content to the recipes that you blend for the next two days.
  • Chug it quick: Are you feeling tough enough to drink through the taste, or maybe don’t want to mess around with saving some for the future? Just plug your nose and chug!

Before dumping your next green smoothie fail down the drain, think about doing one of the four things above first!

13 Responses to “What to do with green smoothie fails”

  1. Linda 9.19.2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I just through one out day two days ago. Wish had see the great suggestions. Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 9.19.2014 at 6:29 pm #

      Thanks, Linda. Now you can try to save your next smoothie fail. :)

  2. Steve 7.21.2014 at 5:09 pm #

    My worst was when i tried incorporating oats. Left one serving in the fridge and it set solid!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.21.2014 at 7:54 pm #

      Hey Steve!

      I have had a few I have had to leave in the fridge too! :)

  3. Katerina 4.14.2014 at 11:29 am #

    I have just thrown mine away after being in the fridge for 3 days. I guess the pineapple was not so fresh and I overflavoured it with coconut oil plus there was nothing sweet like banana, I put avocado instead. Really tried my best to chug, usually I succeed but this time it was just awful. If I received this 2 days ago. I might have overthought it twice :). Thanks for the tip! I safe it for the future fails!

  4. christina q 4.14.2014 at 10:16 am #

    Perfect answer – drink it anyway! I LOVE that you listed that as an option. Just chug it down and try again tomorrow! The fails make you appreciate the winners all the more.

  5. Christine Stevens 4.14.2014 at 9:34 am #

    Worst case scenario pour them over your plants. My jade plant became so green and shiny when I poured the rinse water from my green smoothies over it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.14.2014 at 9:49 am #

      What a neat idea… Have you tried it on other plants?

    • Nina 10.7.2014 at 12:15 pm #

      Love this idea

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 5:05 am #

        :)

  6. Lee 12.19.2013 at 4:40 pm #

    I do the same as Denise, I just use lemon juice! Something about it really can turn it around..

  7. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me 12.17.2013 at 8:16 pm #

    These are great suggestions! I usually just do the chug it fast method if I don’t like one – the other ideas are definitely things I will try if I need them in the future!

  8. Denise 12.17.2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I keep a bottle of lime juice in the frig and a few teaspoons of that seems to make everything tastes better.

    I have also sprinkled cinnamon in bad tasting smoothies with much success.

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