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What to do with green smoothie fails


Oh yes… 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.

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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!

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  1. Jessica Gonzalez says:

    How much chia seeds should you put in your green smoothies?

  2. Robin says:

    I have a Green Superfoods powder that has a little organic Stevia in it that helps when teethe strawberries are too sour.

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