My brother calls me a hippy vegan. This is in reference to our (well, MY) experiment of having a vegan diet in January for a challenge. No eggs, no dairy, no meat. I supplemented my diet with things like beans, lentils, and TVP (Textured vegetable protein). Emile supplemented his diet with pork chops. It was an interesting month, and I did alot more cooking than normal, and filled our pantry with all sorts of strange things.
It opened me up to a whole different array of foods that I did not normally eat and focused my attention on eating higher quality foods.
Today, I was clicking on some links and ended up on a page full of smoothies recipes. Really? Who needs a smoothie recipe? Throw in liquid, fruit, something frozen, maybe some flax-seed and you’re good to go. But these were all green smoothies, with spinach or kale as a base. Eww. I don’t want to drink spinach. I always turn my nose up at the helpful smooth-rista who wanted to add wheat grass to my smoothie. Snickering. Who wants grass or grass like things in their smoothie? But then my mind drifted back to the wilting 1/2 box of organic spinach in my fridge that I have been guiltily avoiding making eye contact with. Emile is not home, so worse thing is it gets poured down the drain and I can avoid mocking.
3 cups spinach, 1 banana, handful of frozen blueberries, a good amount of almond milk, 1 tbsp flaxseed, a squirt of agave syrup and some ice. Blend her up! Whoa, that looks horrible. Hmmm. Well, in the mouth and over the gums, watch out stomach here it comes.
February 14th, 2014 Extra-Ordinary Event: Finding that green-based smoothies are really quite good.