Things Not to Put in a Smoothie

Most of these are pretty obvious – but some might surprise you…

  • Apple and pear pips – slightly toxic, a few won’t harm though
  • Avocado, cherry, plum, peach and apricot stones – they tend to splinter
  • Orange and grapefruit skins – but put the pith in, it contains lots of nourishing stuff
  • Use lemon and lime skins in moderation
  • Citrus pips – unless you have a really good blender
  • Banana, kiwi, pineapple, mango and melon skins – any skin that you wouldn’t eat naturally
  • Table sugar and sweetners – there are better ways!
  • Asparagus and aubergine/eggplant  – just don’t work for me, some people do like them though
  • Garlic – unless you really like the taste, it overwhelms everything else
  • Potatoes and turnip – turnip greens are OK though
  • Pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash. Probably should be cooked first – they also have a better flavour when cooked.
  • Mushrooms – never heard of anyone trying, maybe you could be the first
  • Corn-on-the-Cob, green beans and pulses – why would you?
  • Wasps – because they’re just evil

I’d add to that list – too many greens. You can’t just make a smoothie out of greens – it will taste terrible. You have to balance the ingredients so they taste good.

Have I missed anything? Please let me know.

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