The blender he turned up is a hardworking little machine. It is a thing of beauty because it provides crushed ice for the Pirate and smoothies for me. Yet I find myself running into the age-old problem: when I make a smoothie, I want to put EVERYTHING TASTY into it. I toss in whatever is in the fridge. Spinach, flax seed, yougurt, orange juice, random fruit that needs eating. This results in a smoothie bursting with nutrients, but perhaps not quite as delicious if I had restricted the ingredients. This is a chronic pattern of behavior whenever I "build my own" food item. Frozen yogurt, stir fry, sub sandwiches, salad bars. I pile my plate so full of delicious goods that the flavors run together and I end up not really tasting them at all. I notice this with recipes too. The fewer ingredients the recipe has, the tastier it is and the more I like it.
Note to self: taste is not additive or exponential in nature. Possibly with the exception of butter.