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My First Smoothie In My New Blendtec: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Last month I wrote about a lovely gift the people from Blendtec sent me in the mail. So far I've used my brand new Blendtec to make soup, salsa verde and hummus. Then last weekend I decided to make a smoothie.

If you know me well, you know that I'm not a fan of bananas. Alas, it seems like most smoothies use bananas as the base. I decided to take my chances and not use bananas.

So what happened?

My First Smoothie In My New Blendtec: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

2 apples, quartered, core removed
2 oranges, peeled, quartered
3 collard green leaves, stems removed, torn into pieces
1 cup ice
a drizzle of honey

Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend till smooth.

The Good: Blendtec did an awesome job handling apple skins, orange membranes and the tough collard greens: the smoothie was super smooth :) It also had a gorgeous color.

The Bad: there wasn't enough sweetness to offset the "green" flavor of the collard greens.

The Ugly: I drank one glass and had some leftovers for next day. The leftover smoothie mixture separated while sitting in the refrigerator and was rather unpleasant.

So, help me out! What are YOUR favorite ingredient combinations for smoothies that taste good, are good for you and do not have bananas?

Disclosure: I received this blender from as a gift from Blendtec. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post.