How To Make A Ridiculously Healthy Smoothie Taste Like Pudding!

Hey lovelies! 

It is often challenging to make a healthy smoothie (consisting of fresh/dried greens and vegetables) taste yummy and creamy.
Sometimes the texture is awful, or it's just too bitter and tastes like what you imagine a swamp would. 

So, what does a gal have to do to make her super-healthy smoothie taste so incredibly good that she actually looks forward to making it
and feels sad when she reaches the last drop? 

Before we give you a recipe for a smoothie which is going to BLOW YOUR MIND in terms of taste and nutrient density, here is a list of little hacks
to make your smoothies taste great - because, let's face it, life is too short to force foul-tasting smoothies down your throat:

  • Make it Sweet: Add a frozen, sweet whole fruit like banana, mango and/or frozen coconut milk/cream cubes instead of using stevia and xylitol. 
  • Make It Creamy: Use nut or hemp seed milk as a base, or a add a tablespoon of nut butter (almond, macadamia and peanut butter all work amazingly well!)
  • Make it Decadent: Add raw cacao powder, Medjool dates, coconut blossom nectar and/or vanilla extract - these are the kind of ingredients which make great raw desserts! 
  • Give it a Crunch: Add a few cacao nibs or dairy-free chocolate chips right at the end and pulse.
  • Give it more Substance and Mask The Greens: Add a few scoops of vegan protein powder or coconut creamer to bulk up your smoothie and downplay the greens. 

Extra Tips:

  • Always use a smaller portion of greens/green powder and sour fruits (cherries, berries, pineapple, papaya, etc) than you would sweeter fruit.
  • Add a tiny pinch of sea salt or a dash of cinnamon to unify the taste profiles.

Below you'll find one of my favorite health smoothies which tastes a lot better than what it may sound like at first! It is filled with a variety of foods that are designed to not only flood your body with phyto-nutrients, good fats and non-inflammatory protein, but keep you feeling fuller for longer. I often find it difficult to replace a meal with just a smoothie alone, but I find that this recipe satisfies my hunger and kicks cravings, especially during that time of the month!

The Longevity Smoothie

In a blender, add the following:

Blend and enjoy ~ serves one big cup or two small ones :)
Still too earthy for your liking? Try adding another half of a frozen banana, a teaspoon of cacao powder and a teaspoon of nut butter.

Benefits of this smoothie include:

  • beautifying & anti-aging (high in vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients) 
  • anti-inflammatory (the greens alkalize the body)
  • detoxifies the liver (beetroot and kale)
  • hydrates (high water content present in the raw fruit and vegetables) 
  • builds strong, lean muscle (the pea protein is a great source of clean, bio-available protein!) 
  • nourishes the nervous system (good fats and oils from the nuts)
  • helps balance hormones (cacao, kale)