After weeks of experimenting, I finally found a green juice that pleases my pallet. Green smoothies taste amazing, but I had to learn how to balance ingredients and sweetness to create my own. What I learned is that you need to start it off with a good liquid base. So far I have found coconut milk, coconut water, and apple juice make good bases. The trick with the fruit juices is that you want to find ones without added sugar, which can be tough.
Here is my recipe for this great tropical green:
- 2 Cups Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
- A Few Hardy Handfuls of Spinach
- 2 Bananas
- Handful of Pineapple
- 1 Peeled Orange
- Dash of Stevia (a natural sweetener found at Trader Joe's, or NuNaturals brand of liquid stevia is also good)
- Juice of 1 Squeezed Lemon
Pack it all into a blender and make a fruit tornado! It yields about 2.5 16 oz jars.