This is actually a very easy way to sneak in some greens. Whenever I have a smoothie or a juice, no matter the time of day, I always try and make sure there is something green in there – even if it is just an avocado! For smoothies I recommend going for softer and less bitter greens such as spinach and romaine, though in juices you can go all our and have kale, parsley, and chard.
If the colour puts you off it, make sure to add strong colours such as berries or cacao, which will mask the green and still make it taste delicious!
You could try my Rainbow Smoothie for a fun twist, or my deliciously green Green Goddess Smoothie, or go full decadence with my Creamy Superfood Chocolate Smoothie.
Powders are in no way a substitute for the real deal, but if the thought of eating or drinking veg repulses you, then this is a place to start.
I wouldn’t recommend just adding it to water, as the colour can honestly get pretty dirty-pond-water repulsive. I’d say mixing it into your favourite yoghurt or a fruit smoothie, or even mixing into nut butter, is a good start. If you really can’t stand it, you can always hide them into Cookie Dough or even Inner Glow bliss balls!
You’ll slowly start to get used to the taste and it’ll build a habit, which you can then work up to the real-deal.
As with the smoothie, you could also start with eating something mild in small amounts and build up from there.
Spinach, avocado, herbs such as parsley and coriander, romaine and lambs lettuce, and sprouts are all easy additions that won’t overpower a dish. It’s quite rare to find somebody who doesn’t love avocado toast! You could start with parsley hidden in Veggie Aubergine “Meatballs“, or add some sautéed spinach to a salad bowl like my Winter Warming one above. Adding veggie into a Savoury Pancake also works, though if you’re a serious veggie hater I’d start with finely grated in small quantities and work my way from there!
One of the best ways if you’ve got kiddos – just make sure they don’t see you do it!
Chop it up really small or blend into batters and sauces, or use their colour to your advantage. Carrots look fantastic in a cake, especially this super simple Blender Carrot Cake Cupcakes, and pumpkin blends perfectly and gives the Healthy Flapjacks a perfectly golden hue.
You can even hide greens in it too, just make sure it’s super well blended as no one wants pieces of kale in their cake. You could make kale into Chocolate Kale Bliss Balls if you’re brave enough. Also, courgette goes perfectly into brownies, as does beetroot as seen in my Beetroot Chocolate Cake and my Red Velvet and Brownie Sundae.