I’m a mad fan of the breakfast smoothie. It’s a great way to start the day, I can sip it while I’m chasing my three kids around the house and nagging them to get ready for kindy/primary school/high school (living the trifecta dream!) – PLUS it’s a great way to get some veggies into me before the day has really started. I always feel good about a day when I have eaten something green before I’ve even left the house.
But here’s the thing. As much as I love the green smoothies, and how great they are for me, sometimes they taste a bit, well, like a casserole. And I don’t know about you, but that is not a vibe I’m ready for at 6 o’clock in the morning.
The casserole effect didn’t happen every day, but sometimes. And I couldn’t put my finger on what made it go away.
Until recently, that is…
A friend recommended to me that if I was including green veg in my morning smoothie, I should also include some form of tropical fruit, because tropical fruit will negate that casserole taste.
So we’re talking:
- paw paw
- dragonfruit (or pitaya as it’s suddenly known as in the ‘superfood’ circles)
There are loads more too – use your imagination! Just a note though: bananas are tropical fruits but I find they don’t do enough on their own to really de-casserole my smoothies, so I like to also add another tropical fruit.