Problem 1: it's too watery/thin
There are so many ways to thicken up a watery smoothie.
The easiest is to toss in 3 or 4 cubes and blend well, but this will obviously dilute the overall taste of your smoothie due to more water.
Bananas (especially frozen ones) work really well, but they will add about 100 calories and 15 g of sugar, so use them wisely.
You can also try a quarter cup of rolled oats, a half-cup of Greek yogurt, half an avocado, a tablespoon of chia seeds, or half a baked sweet potato. They all are surefire smoothie thickeners.
Problem 2: it tastes like dirt
Whenever you encounter this problem, adding one teaspoon of vanilla extract to your smoothie will mask the earthy flavor of your smoothie.
Check your green selections next time you're blending a smoothie. Vegetables like green dandelion and broccoli are notorious for having a bitter taste.
Problem 3: it's too sweet
Got your smoothie too sweet? Adding a slice of lemon juice will do the trick!
Problem 4: it's bland
Life is too short for a tasteless smoothie.
Brighten up the flavor with a squeeze of citrus—lemon or lime are a solid bet—or a flashy fruit like raspberries.
You can also try fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley and get extra flavor and nutrition!
Also, if you're a big fan of spices, you can definitely make a DIY of your own Indian Chai spices by blending cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and add it to your smoothies!
Problem 5: it's boring
Try out new flavors, fruits, and mixing techniques. There are no hard and fast rules regarding how you should mix your smoothies.
So why not break the rules sometimes?
And now with SIMPLTEA, you can have a unique smoothie experience by adding tea powders in it!
Adding teas to your smoothie can give you that extra kick you want, a great way to get some added antioxidants into our bodies.
It's called smooteas! (Smoothie + teas)