Handful of cucumber
Handful of celery
Fistful of parsley
1 x Granny Smith Apple
Itty bitty bit of ginger
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
5 leaves Cos Lettuce
VERDICT: Chunk-a-rama! Tastes like ginger with ginger overtones, ginger and lemon undertones and a hint of ginger and celery.
Okay, so I jumped a little ahead of myself rather than ease myself into more and more greenery into my smoothies, today I went ahead and made Dr Oz's green drink from Oprah (substituting cos lettuce instead of spinach) with fairly random quantities of ingredients. I mean, how am I supposed to know how big a 'medium' cucumber is? Could be a cultural thing cos when I went to Colombia, the so-called large avocados in Australia were in fact extremely undersized midgets compared to their South American cousins.
Back to the smoothie: It is EXTREMELY chunky, not 'juicy' at all, more like - and although I don't like to use this word to describe something that is going into my mouth - SLUDGY. (Bet ya'll are dying to try this now!) Theoretically if I had a better blender it would be smooth and liquidy but as it is, I don't and it isn't and I think straining it would remove 99% of the healthiness of the 'drink' so I will be finishing this off with a spoon.
Also, see how that small amount of ginger on the plate under the lemon? Apparently that is too much ginger (for me anyways).
All in all, it doesn't taste all that bad (but I probably wouldn't drink it if I wasn't the one who made it ... who KNOWS what anyone could have put in there???) but I will be tweaking the recipe something severe when I make the next smoothie. Unfortunately, the quantity of ingredients yielded 2 cups of this and I can't convince Juan to finish the second cup ...
Also, in preparedness, I chopped up a large container of cucumber and celery. Bring on the smoothie experiments!!! Motivation PLUS +++ :D