We finally joined the green side of things and invested in a good blender. Wow! It makes a huge difference. I am amazed at the smooth consistency. I discovered though that there are limits to what my blender can do. Unfortunately, it can't turn un-tasty healthy things into pure deliciousness. Because everything the demonstrators make at Costco tastes delicious, I expected to be able to throw in whatever I wanted (it sure seems like they do that) and have it come out tasting like mint chocolate chip ice cream. But I learned the hard way that a little bit of kale goes a long way.
After some experimentation, I came up with a smoothie that I really like and that is chalk full of good stuff.
1 cup of water
1 handful of kale
2 handfuls of spinach
1 handful of pineapple
5-6 large frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
3-5 carrots (depending on size)
1 nice chunk of squash
1/2 an avacado
1 handful of almonds
1 TBSP each of hemp, sesame, chia, and flax seeds
-Add into the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth (mine has a pre-set smoothie setting)
-You can add a little ice if you want it colder and definitely add ice if your strawberries and banana aren't frozen.