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Why is it that some smoothies taste way good and other days they are just tolerable?

I start every morning with a smoothie.  It’s a simple routine that gets me off to a good start.  I think I even look forward to it.

I usually gather some things from our little garden.  Lately it’s been kale, asparagus, and mustard greens.  I generally start with 1 cup of almond milk.  Just the plain kind no flavors.  Then I add one banana.  I will usually pick what ever the most ripe fruit is that I happen to have on hand.  My favorite is peaches.  Then I add two or three leaves of kale and an asparagus spear or two.  The cold portion is either ice cubes or frozen mango chunks.  I also add a table spoon of either hemp or chia seeds.  I give it a good whirl in the vita mix.  Some days the concoction is like heave on earth, like today’s smoothie! But other days, well lets say it’s either a little too green or and little less sweet. Still drinkable, but not quite as good tasting as I had wished for.

I suppose the secret is the ripeness of the fruit.

Here my basic smoothie recipe:

1 cup almond milk
1 Banana
1 Peach
2-3 Kale Leaves
1-2 Asparagus spears
1-Cup ice or frozen fruit

Can you guess?  Today was a Way Good Smoothie Day!