And they react like the kids in the video. . . "Why is it dross? This is so dross!"
I'm not saying all green smoothies taste wonderful. I enjoy experimenting, and let's just say some of my experiments have turned out less-than-delicious. Here are some tips if you've never tried them before and want to. Or if you have tried them and it didn't turn out so well.
1- In the beginning, try making a fruit smoothie and adding only a tiny bit of greens to it. As you get used to them, you can try adding more.
2-Try using veggies with a milder flavor at first. I like Spinach best, but I also like using carrots, butter lettuce, and kale. I prefer not using Romaine unless the other flavors are very strong (like Peanut Butter and Banana). Also, watch out for the strong tasting vegetabes. I love celery, but I tried to put it in a smoothie one time and it made me gag.
3- When I bought my Vitamix, the lady at the demonstration desk said throwing a slice of lime in green smoothies helps to take away some of the bitterness from the vegetables.
4-If you do use more bitter vegetables, try using sweeter fruit. They will balance each other out.
5-In a strength contest between flavors, banana always wins.
Those are all the tips I can think of right now. If any of you have any other ideas or general rules you follow when you're throwing stuff in the blender, feel free to comment.
I hope this post has made at least some of you want to try green smoothies. I promise if you find the right amount of green for you, "You can't even taste it!"