Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey...a little of this, a little of that
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thirty Days of Thanksgiving: Day 9, Green Smoothies
I know it seems like Green Smoothies are a silly thing to be thankful for, but I am. I am thankful that I read about them, that I have a husband who will drink them, that I can buy much of what I need for them locally, that I have friends who drink them and don't find me to be weird (for drinking Green Smoothies; I think they might find me weird for other reasons), and I am thankful for the energy they give me. (I am also thankful for my heavy duty blender, which I think is my most used kitchen appliance, after the coffee maker.) I try to drink at least one a day, almost like a vitamin.
My typical "recipe" is an apple, some frozen strawberries (instead of ice), kale, and spinach. If I have it, I use iced green tea instead of water-- I try to pack this baby with as much goodness as possible. I used to put turmeric in it, but I must have gotten a little heavy-handed with it, and they started tasting kind of dirty, so I stopped.
Health in a glass. Yum!
The recipe varies according to what I have in the fridge. Cucumbers add a brightness to a Green Smoothie that I really like. If mangoes are at the commissary, I grab a few of those. (For some reason, I can't find frozen mangoes in the store very readily around here.) I had a ton of blueberries that we picked this summer that I was adding, which makes the smoothie look more black than green, but I am out of those now. (Note to self: pick more next summer!)