Thanks for all the great feedback and info about the different green smoothies you drink and enjoy. I'm surprised by the number of responses the post received, I didn't really think it'd generate any interest. I had no idea so many folks were into them. I made my second one today, and I had to literally choke it down. It was quite a bit worse than yesterday--bitter with a bad texture.
The consensus seems to be that I need to add more fruit, namely pineapple and/or mango and use juice. I'm not sure what to do about this since (1) these fruits are $$ and I want to have a shake each day, (2) these fruits aren't in season down here (not like bananas are either, but they are cheap) and (3) using juice adds so much sugar.
Here's what I blended today:
1 frozen banana
a small handful of fresh strawberries
a handful of young spinach
a big leaf of deveined dinosaur kale
I'm not giving up yet.