However, eschewing the berries in favor of frozen peaches--and adding a dash of spirulina powder at the end--resulted in the beautiful emerald smoothie you see here. It was also, incidentally, pretty nice-tasting as well. Here's what I remember of the formula: 1 frozen banana, 1 date, few cubes frozen mango, few slices frozen peaches, ground flax, handful frozen spinach, water, a liberal dash spirulina powder. I think I also did toss a few frozen berries in there and maybe a drop or to of stevia. Fancy.
P.S. While we're on the subject of green foods, another thing I've been enjoying lately is the infamous raw kale salad: bite-size pieces of raw kale, finely minced garlic (I get it into a paste-like consistency with a little salt), and a drizzle of olive oil--"massaged" into the kale leaves. Please someone come up with an alternate word to describe the preparation!? Is it just me?--massaging kale leaves sounds so creepy. Regardless, the end result is lovely.