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May022011

Drink Your Food



Historically, I haven't been a huge fan of drinking my food. I like chewing things. It makes me feel like I'm doing something.

However, I am always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet, as they are something I enjoy eating. Yet sometimes salads are inconvenient. You know how it is: you're a person on the move. You're juggling 18 different bags like an expert Sherpa in the Himalayas, walking around NYC, trying to keep up with your Twitter updates, all the while ignoring repeated texts from Marmo. Oh yeah, and those are cute shoes, aren't they?

Maybe this is just how I roll. But really, in that situation, how are you supposed to eat a salad? You might suggest that I put DOWN all the junk I'm carrying, ignore Twitter (GASP!) and actually respond to Marmo. Also, please remind me I shouldn't be buying shoes.

But I probably won't do any of this. I don't listen. Just ask John. Or The Box.

There is a very short list of people/creatures I listen to. These include:

Toby (my dog): Bark! (translation: I need to go outside or I am going to piddle on your bedspread).

My triathlon coach: Elana, you're goggles are on upside-down (translation: You are an idiot).

My Twitter friends/followers: Recently one of them sent me some green (fruit-veggie) smoothie recipes for my use and inspiration. Her name is Raelinn, and you can follow her on twitter too, if you like. I was so intrigued that I broke out my blender and started shoving all kinds of veggies in there with fantastically delicious results! Here are two recipes that I concocted, based on Raelinn's suggestions:

The Lean, Mean and Green:

What You Need:
8 oz orange juice
1 banana
4 leaves of kale, rinsed, stems removed, and chopped
1/2 of a mango, skin removed and chopped
1 apple (any kind, I used Gala), skin removed and chopped

What To Do:

Throw all this stuff in the blends and pureé. Then pour it in a glass, grab a straw and sip away!




An Almond Mango Morning:

What You Need:
8 oz almond milk
1 banana
1/2 of a mango, skin removed and chopped
1 scoop protein powder (optional)

What To Do:
Throw it all in the blender and pureé. Then pour it in a glass, grab a straw and sip away!

Did anyone notice that my instructions rhyme?

Reader Comments (2)

I love the images for this post!! I've been meaning to try out some veggie smoothies myself. I was fascinated by the whole "green monster" thing (http://greenmonstermovement.com/) but never actually made one. The Almond Mango Morning sounds like it could be more my speed... I may get one of these cute blenders and go from there: http://www.amazon.com/Oster-BLSTPB-WBL-Blend-250-Watt-Blender/dp/B004P2OLB8. My friend got one and she's been making on-the-go smoothies like crazy.

Oh, and I totally know what you mean about being a Himalayan Sherpa in NYC. I'm always juggling one too many bags. All while being a total a slave to my gadgets.

Done now. :D

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I know, I've been putting off making them for a while now, but I love it. I make a big batch, and it will keep in the fridge all week! Love that oyster blender!

May 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterJohnAndElana

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