Now I know many of you have wondered it . . . but Sarah of Recipes, Reviews, Running and Rants actually asked:
I had to laugh when I read this question because before I started drinking them I thought the same thing. In fact I fully recognize that they look like the IT from the swamp.
Here's the thing - they do taste good! In fact they taste fantastic!! But there are some caveats. You should vary the ingredients based on your tolerance for a "greener" taste.
2 small non-fat strawberry yogurts
1 heaping handful of spinach
1 heaping handful of kale
approx. 3/4 of a cup of slightly defrosted mangos
1 tablespoon of flax seeds
4 ice cubes (to drop the temperature)
I heart this combo because it has all the good stuff in there but the non-fat strawberry yogurt adds a hint of sweetness without adding any honey or other sweeteners. Although if you'd like you could add some of those as well. I now some people add things like stevia.
Also, note my fruity ingredients are light in colour. I do that in part to retain the green colour. If you go overboard and add lots of berries your smoothie will turn brown. Still super yummy! Just brown! :o)
Next you throw all the ingredients together in the blender (I like to put the ice, spinach, and kale at the bottom and hit blend for a minute or two.
RAWR!!! It from the pond!!! lol :oP Sorry couldn't resist! In all truthfulness though it doesn't taste nearly as "green" as you would imagine. In fact, as I happily discovered, the Green Monsters are sweet and fresh tasting.
So go ahead bloggies! I challenge you - try one soon! :o) They're good for you and yummy - I promise!
PS: Those are engagement roses in the background. Aren't they huge and beautiful? The boy did very well!