Just now, I gobbled down a delicious green smoothie! Thanks so much for all the input you've given me, this was a booty slappin' success.
Here's what I blended:
2 ice cubes
1 pitted date
3 cubes frozen mango
a big handful fresh spinach
a big leaf of raw kale
enough unsweetened almond milk to make it whirl.
I'm going to experiment with some canned pineapple too, but it may not be necessary. I found an affordable bag of frozen organic mango, and since this smoothie only uses a few cubes at a time, this works well for me. I'm really happy with the taste and texture of these ingredients. I think I can probably handle a couple a day (which is my goal).
Also, in case some of you want to read more about green smoothies, my friend Dave lent me Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. It's a pretty easy read, discusses the benefits of green smoothies and has some recipes.