Smoothie is a hybrid of Somango and Blueberry. That alone should clue you in to how temptingly delicious the strain is, which earns its namesake by being a blend of fruity citrus, sweet berry, and floral flavors that’s like downing a delicious smoothie concocted by science for the most upliftment possible. The strain balances mental and physical effects with a mid-high THC level, making it an accessible strain for users who may not want to go all-in for the latest mind-melter. Continue reading to learn about what you can expect to taste and feel from a dose of Smoothie and why you might want to start adding it to your weekly routine.
The Smoothie buds grow sticky with resin and rock-solid in shape and side. They crumble off in hard bundles when you touch them during the harvest season, which is about 63 days after planting if you grow them inside. This strain by FastBuds is an autoflowering strain, easy to regulate in terms of size, which gives novice growers with limited garden space the chance to take it easy. We especially recommend this Indica-dominant plant (70/30) for growers who are limited to terraces because it’s so manageable.
GROWING TIPS: Since you can control the plant’s size, Smoothie is a great test subject for the SOG or Sea of Green growing method. For strains that can be coaxed to grow in more compact formations to deliver higher yields in less space, SOG allows you to maximize your Smoothie plants’ value. It involves trimming the lower branches to promote top growth and maintain the plants at a mostly uniform growing height. Just remember that the tighter your plants become, the more you have to check them for mites and mold.
If you’ve successfully grown (or bought) Smoothie, you should expect an immediate taste of sweet blueberries, with floral and citrus undertones that transform into a light, sour taste on the exhale. The neon-green buds are so resinous they can be sticky in your hands, a clue to the fruity enjoyment contained within. The effects of the strain are well-balanced around making you hungry, happy, and stress-free, which should be particularly good news for those with chronic depression or headaches.
Euphoric and pleasant, an all-around uplifter, Smoothie is a great strain for delivering a relaxing afternoon without resorting to sedation. You’ll still be able to move and eat and hang out on this strain, but you’ll be doing it with less headaches, muscle spasms, and nasty work-related feelings. Keep your Smoothies in the afternoon to avoid sleep troubles.