Lately I’ve been focusing on trying new foods, part of which is due to the availablitly of things here in Portland that I’ve been unble to find back home. Collards and tamales are two things that I’ve really enjoyed, and I’ll defnitely be intensifying my search for their ingredients when I get back to Edmonton. One inspiration for new things I’d like to try has been Hannah Kaminsky’s Vegan’s Hundred, a list of 100 foods that every vegan should experience. I’ve tried a lot of the things on the list, but one that I was surprised to have never had was a green smoothie. I set about correcting that as soon as I could!
I searched around the internet for a fail safe recipe, since I’ve heard that green smoothies can produce unwanted colours and textures if some of the wrong things are mixed together. I wanted a bright green smoothie that tasted healthy but delicious. I eventually put my smoothie fate in the trustworthy hands of Kittee, and biked off to New Seasons to procure ingredients.
The kale and spinach blended up so well, and the mango, almond milk and date had the perfect sweetness to give the smoothie great flavour while still having a wholesome taste. I was super impressed, and have made more of them the last few days. These smoothies will definitely be a regular for me, and I can’t wait to experiment with different ingredient combinations!