I was browsing through my Family Fun magazine today and came across a recipe for a smoothie made with a certain green vegetable (which I happen to like). My kids always stick they noses up at it when I slice some up and put it on my sandwich.
I thought I'd have a little fun and see if I could get them to like it this new way. While they were out of the room, I got out the blender, the vegetable, milk, ice, and a couple other ingredients. I went to work.
When I had completed the concoction, I tasted it. Delicious!
"Kids, come here," I said. "I want you to try this."
They looked at the green thing. "What is it?"
"Just try it."
My son, the brave one, tried it first.
"Do you like it?"
"Yeah, it's good," he said.
My daughter tried it. "It has vanilla in it, doesn't it?" she queried.
"I like the vanilla, but I'm not sure about the back taste (whatever that meant). What is it?"
"Ewww, mommmmm! You made us drink avocado?"
Here's the recipe if you want to try it: In a blender, combine a peeled and pitted avocado with 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of ice cubes, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Blend until smooth.