What if you could have a whole salad worth of greens…
Before anyone else has even thought of touching a veggie?
However, it has to taste GREAT. Inside this article, you’ll learn the secret of eliminating the flavor of various greens so that you can enjoy a wide variety of healthy treats, snacks, smoothies and more…all with leafy greens thoroughly hidden inside.
After all…if something doesn’t taste good, mix up fast, and clean up quickly, you won’t be able to take action and do it. Today’s lifestyle demands healthy choices quickly, easily & with fantastic flavor you actually look forward to. Look at all of the various tasty things you can make that involve greens, but don't taste like they do.
First, gain confidence by learning how to eliminate the flavor of spinach, kale or collard greens.
By learning how to combine different fruits and vegetables, you can use certain ingredients to cancel out flavors you don’t want, and then add others to achieve the taste you actually desire. When you know the rules, experimenting will be easier, and you can make drinks to suit your own tastes for variety and fun. The recipe in this article demonstrates each of the following points to create a drink that tastes really good at any meal of the day. Before you see the recipe, learn why it works.
Each of the ‘big 3’ greens has a certain amount of bitter plant compounds. Little kids hate these greens because they are more sensitive to the compounds than adults are. To enjoy the leaves, you have to neutralize the compounds with a sweet plant based sugar. You can’t just dump granulated sugar on them, it’s the wrong type of sugar. The ideal item here is a banana. Bananas have natural fructose (that’s different from high fructose corn syrup produced artificially) and glucose. A yellow, not-over-ripe banana has these 2 sugars in a decent proportion to neutralize bitterness.
Even if you eliminate the bitterness, there’s still the regular, leafy flavor. Different for each green, but still not suitable for snacking. You have to knock this out with a powerful flavor such as chocolate. Raw, powdered, unsweetened cocoa is not only very healthy, but very powerfully flavored. It can easily overpower any of the big 3.
Taste & texture-
Greens are alkaline foods, but cocoa is acidic, so you don’t want to introduce more acid with dairy milk. Coconut milk, coconut water, almond milk, or rice milk are all less acidic than dairy milk. These non-dairy milks contribute a smooth, drinkable texture and flavor. Non dairy milks mellow things out.
It needs to taste sweet enough-
Most of the ‘sweet flavor’ of the banana will be canceled out by the compounds in the greens. Because unsweetened cocoa is bitter, reach for the stevia (powder or drops) to sweeten without sugar or calories. Stevia tastes sweet, but doesn’t affect blood sugar. How much stevia you need to achieve the level of sweetness you desire, will be up to you.
You need ALL the nutrients -
Did you know that some nutrients in greens (and other veggies too) are more absorbable, or only absorbable in the presence of fats? Fat soluble vitamins like A, D, K and E are present in most leafy greens, but you can’t digest/absorb them unless they dissolve. The only thing that will dissolve these so your body can use them, is a unit of healthy fat. “Bio-availability” is the term for how much of a certain nutrient you can access by eating a food. Healthy oils, like omega 3s and olive oil, when eaten in combination with other nutrients increase the bio availability. (So yes, salad oil on a salad really can make it better for you.)