My brother-in-law is staying with us. He decided he wants to start drinking a green smoothie everyday. Since he had never tried one, he said to me, “How bad can they be?” Well…pretty bad, actually. Warm and fuzzy are not emotions that are stirred up in me when the word green smoothie is mentioned. I’ve tried my share. When two years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I started making green smoothies for him. I wanted the healthiest variety. And he couldn’t eat fruit because his throat was subjected to radiation treatments and was incredibly sore.
We tried many different varieties containing lots of kinds of greens… wheatgrass, kale, spinach, collards, celery, cucumber, etc. None of them were particularly palatable. Some people would say it just takes time, that your taste buds get used to things. Not mine. [Read more…]