When you first start experimenting with making your own green smoothies it can be rather daunting. So when we found out about this simple way to balance out tastes in green smoothies (and any other meal really), we knew we simply had to share it.
We originally heard of this neat little acronym through Realistically Raw You.
It’s a simple acronym, called FASS. It’s easy to remember and it seems to cover all of the flavours that combine in a smoothie to make it oh so delicious.
FASS stands for: Fat, Acid, Salt, Sweet.
It doesn’t take much practice to be able to identify the fatty/creamy, acid, salt and sweet of something you put in your mouth. Once you can identify these things, all you have to do is think about which one of these elements needs increasing.
Our favourite products are – Organic Full Cream Milk, Organic Almond Milk, or Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil. These are the obvious ones that tend to work the best. My favourite is the coconut oil or coconut milk.
A squeeze of organic lemon or lime usually does the trick for me! Citrus fruits are essential here.
Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt, or any other kind of natural, unprocessed and unbleached salts are actually great for you! They provide lists of trace minerals that a lot of people don’t have enough of in their diet. Beware of table salt!
My favourites are organic honey and coconut palm nectar. Avoid cane sugar or artificial syrups – they tend to contain nasties such as high fructose corn syrup. Another option is molasses, if you get the really dark, good quality molasses it has nutritional benefits too!
Do you have a green smoothie method of your own? Let us know!
HomeFresh Organics is a labour of love for husband and wife team Johan and Samantha Gelderblom. Together they have spent 25 years in the food industry, with Johan working as a Chef at some of the best restaurants around the world and Samantha, a former Pastry Chef, combining food and travel with work at a number of exclusive hotels and restaurants. Having too frequently been on the receiving end of poor quality produce has instilled in Johan and Samantha a desire to provide top quality goods and first class service to their customers.
HomeFresh Organics began operations in the greater Brisbane area in 2002 as an organic milk run. An increase in customer demand for fresh produce and healthy grocery products saw the business grow into one of Brisbane’s leading home delivery services. HomeFresh Organics’ online ordering system makes quality produce available to everyone no matter where they live or how much shopping time they have available.