The next day I went to the store and got lots of fruits and vegetables to make my first green smoothie. I got a cucumber for the green and several different types of fruits. I did not follow a recipe, I just winged it. I did not add any sweetener to it either. I thought that the fruit would make it sweet enough. It looked really promising going into the blender.
I was a little unsure by the time I poured it into my glass....
I learned a few things from this experience: 1) Follow a recipe, especially if you are new to smoothie making. 2) Add some kind of sweetener because it is not sweet AT ALL. 3) If you are going to be blending up a bunch of stuff with the skins still on, you need a vita mix (or something like it). 4) If it doesn't taste good, DON'T DRINK IT.
It was very mulchy because I used my regular blender. That is all that I have. I need to remove the skin or get a heavy duty blender. They said at the class that most of the nutrients are in the skin, so I left it on. It really did not taste good. My 15 month old really enjoyed it. He kept coming back for more.