Now that is a green smoothie: Lip Smackin’ Lime Smoothie made with lime Jello
Green smoothies seem to be all the rage these days. Making a normal fruit smoothie and throwing in some kale, swiss chard, spinach, etc. I was totally dubious and resistant. Still, I was curious.
One week each night I added a different green to my regular smoothie to see which one worked, which one didn’t. In the end… I still don’t get it.
See, I love salad. I mean, I LOVE salad. I also cook with greens all the time. Why can’t a fruit smoothie be a fruit smoothie?
I suppose they are really good for people who don’t like to eat greens or just do not have time to make a salad but for me, it just doesn’t work. I could taste the chard. I could feel the kale in my mouth. I could see the green flecks of spinach in my mango smoothie. No thanks.
It reminds me of the juicing craze which I also experimented with. I could not live with the waste, the expense or the flavour. I just decided to eat more produce instead.
I am glad that people have a means for getting more healthy food in their diet but my smoothies are going to be all fruit, all the time. And I will enjoy them with my giant spinach salad.
What do you think? Is the green smoothie just a fad or is the best thing that ever happened to your foodie life? Am I missing something or is this just another trend in food fashion?