This is my basic smoothie base, which can be turned into just about anything. It's yummy and sweet, and great for beginners. This recipe is scaled for a Vita-Mix, but can easily be cut in half for regular-sized blenders.
To make this a green smoothie, you can omit one or both of the fresh fruits, and add an entire bunch of kale, chard, spinach, etc*. Buzz for a little longer than you would otherwise, to make sure the tough plant cells are all broken down well. You can play with the flavor, adding raw carob powder for a chocolate smoothie, or using rooiboos or a spiced herbal tea to kick up the flavor a bit. You could even use a Roastaroma-type tea for a more mocha-leaning smoothie. Hmmmm . . . I think I need to try Roastaroma and raw carob powder. :o)
*Please rotate your greens, as all greens contain some alkaloids, and you don't want to build up too much of any one kind.
From my experience, eating seasonal foods has supported my immune system and tasted much better (especially when organic). This smoothie gives me the RUSH I need in the morning and is absolutely delicious!