OK, this post is completely off-topic.
But here’s the deal.
I live in Southern California. If you don’t speak regularly about losing weight, going to the gym or that you’re considering becoming a vegetarian – they will ask you to leave. …. I wish I was kidding.
So, my mom is a terrific cook with a zero tolerance for picky eaters. When confronted with a “picky” she has been known to happily trick them into eating things they claimed not to like.
Subsequently I grew up consuming a huge variety of food (sometimes unintentionally) and pride myself on the fact that I like almost everything and will try anything. I also have zero tolerance for “Pickys”
My friend Peggy is a terrific, adventurous cook. She has never made anything I didn’t like. So when Peggy said she was making a new, super-healthy smoothie I immediately asked what was in it.
She replied: “Water, banana, mango, pineapple, mint and spinach”
I, self-proclaimed adventurous, non-picky eater extraordinaire naturally replied: “That’s DISGUSTING!!”
She just smiled.
Now Peggy is not like my mom – it’s not her style to trick someone. No, Peggy’s a New York gal and more straightforward. So she just showed up at my door one day with her blender jar full of a green fluid.
I contemplated feigning illness but instead took a polite sip.
OMG – it’s delicious! I drank the entire blender jar’s worth (I’m the youngest and the only boy in my family – sharing is not one of my virtues)
And I say that being someone who, though not picky, doesn’t like mango, thinks spinach is a necessary evil and who is pretty icked out by the idea of creaming previously solid veggies.
But this is so tasty and so refreshing it’s amazing! And it is so freakin’ good for you that, once consumed, you could spend the rest of your day stealing cookies from Girl Scouts,* eating carbs and jay-walking** and STILL feel incredibly virtuous.
It’s easy to make:
- 1 cup water
- 1 banana
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ cup pineapple
- 1 cup baby spinach
- A few mint leaves.
Stick them in a blender and blend thoroughly.
Try it! I swear you will be amazed.
Have a great weekend everyone!
*This blog does not condone the act of stealing from Girl Scouts
** Please do not jay-walk. You can have some carbs though