I've had store bought green smoothies before. And while they taste fine, I always feel better when I can make something at home myself. Plus, they are a bit too expensive for everyday consumption.
So, into the blender went strawberries, an apple, a banana, some kale, and enough water to liquify it all. Then the blender whirrs. About five minutes later I have my new favorite breakfast.
I was definitely surprised by the green smoothie. I expected a salad-y taste, but it's similar to other smoothies, just less sweet, and maybe more clean tasting. Jay is now a convert too, admitting that yesterday he was about to make himself a big breakfast but then thought Eh, I'll just wait for the green smoothie.
I'm having a harder time convincing the kids of the many merits of the green smoothie. It's no surprise that the girl won't touch it. The boy tasted it and said it didn't taste a whole lot different from the fruit and yogurt smoothies that I make for him, but he's having a hard time getting past that rich green hue.
Someone once told me that what you eat in the morning sets the tone for what foods you crave throughout the day. I don't really know how true that is (and I can't remember where I got that information, so if it was you and/or your blog, let me know and I'll give credit where it's due), but I do know that when I have a bagel smothered in cream cheese for breakfast, it's probably not going to be a good day for my buns and thighs. So along those lines, I think a green smoothie is a pretty good way to start the day.