Here are a few tips on how to make better tasting smoothies from the cooks in the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen!
Use frozen fruit – Frozen fruit is cheaper than fresh fruit and it gives an amazing texture to smoothies! With frozen fruit, you don’t need to add ice anymore, so the flavor of the smoothie isn’t diluted! Fresh berries usually have lots of pesticide residues on them, but frozen organic berries don’t, which means that frozen organic berries are healthier! If you still want to buy fresh fruit, you could buy in-season fruit, and freeze them yourself! You would place the fruit in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Once frozen, put the frozen fruit into a freezer safe ziploc bag and now you have your very own frozen fruit!
Consider dairy alternatives – Almond Milk or soy milk gives a looser and tangier texture than milk and yogurt’s more milky creamy texture.
Add nuts and seeds – Nuts and seeds add a nice thicker texture and flavor intensity to your smoothies! Nuts and seeds are also high in healthy fats and proteins! Try using peanuts, almond butter, or ground flax seeds!
Try new ingredients – Don’t just think that dark leafy greens are meant for just salads and juicing! Adding kale and chard can give your smoothies a nice boost! If you want to add more sweetness to your leafy green smoothies, you can simply add honey, vanilla, or natural agave!