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Bad idea: Maggie Goes on a Diet

Good idea: The Adventures of Junk Food Dude

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My BlendTec is here. I made a green smoothie and tossed in 1/4 of a lemon, peel and seeds and all. Makes for a very bright tasting smoothie, that’s for sure!

Later I’m making ice cream, and then sorbet. Or maybe sorbet first. Who knows. I’m totally jazzed. Oh, and there’s a recipe for wheat milk in there, too. I bet the kids would love that! 🙂

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. No disrespect intended, but that’s what I think about green smoothie. Or Smoothie, as she is known around our house. She’s part of the family, after all.

Today I went to three thrift stores looking for a replacement blender to tide me over until the new one comes. Nada. I was feeling rather dejected because I couldn’t imagine waiting until Saturday to have my beloved Smoothie. I pulled into the garage defeated, when I saw it. Angels sang. There was a Christmas-like shaft of light that seemed to come from heaven itself and landed on the cheap plastic blender that we got when we were first married.

It had no blade, but my husband never throws anything away. He’s a real packrat. I came in, trying not to get my hopes up and casually asked where the blade was for that blender, not knowing whether it would work. He found the blade in about 2 minutes, and we got the thing going. A little rickety, but it turned. The greens were a little chunkier than usual,
but it was green Smoothie.

I still can’t wait to get my BlendTec, but this will serve until Saturday. Now I’m going to make another, just because I can.

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Desperate times…


This is what desperation looks like. I decided to give the smoothie a try in the food processor. The greens, well, they were slightly chunky, but something I could deal with. See that orange chunk on the right? Yeah. That’s a piece of cantaloupe. Which caused the whole thing to explode all over the place. I was wearing a green t-shirt thankfully, because it’s now all over said shirt. And my kitchen. Sigh.

I really want my smoothie.

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Day 2: No smoothie


I need my smoothie. Need. I am a crab without it, and even my run yesterday was flat out miserable. As I ate my ho-hum bran flakes today I dremt of cool, refreshing smoothieness.

I cannot wait for my BlendTec to get here. While we’re both waiting for me to be less crabby, here are some videos of the amazing new blender coming my way. It crushes an iPod. It creams a whole chicken. It turns ice into snow.

I fear I may be going insane.

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Ya know, I really try not to complain about my life. I know that I have a great one. But today I’d just dejected. As I mentioned last week, the Job Which Must Not Be Named is in trasition, and they STILL won’t tell us what’s up. Apparently, according to hearsay, there hasn’t even BEEN a change yet. Riiight. I’m not as dumb as I appear. 🙂 If we’re allowed to go back to our old positions (and I imagine we will be, you want to retain your best people in most businesses), then it’ll mean a 50% pay cut, which I’m not sure I’ll do. Needless to say, my heart isn’t in my job, I’m just sticking it out until we hear something definitive.

And, my blender broke today. I mean the whole shaft thing that turns the blades snapped off as I was trying to get my morning fix, er, meal. I decided a while ago that I’d buy a Blendtec when this one died, but I didn’t think it would
be so soon, and I certainly didn’t think it would be at a time when I don’t really have a job. Sigh.
The icing on the crappy day cake is that the thing takes at least a week to get here. You’d think that if you spent $400 on a blender, they could get it to you pronto. No green smoothie for me,
I guess I’ll invest in a fiber supplement like NOW.

It’s 50 degrees and rainy, and I increase my mileage today for my run. Yikes.

OK, done whining.

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OK people, forgive the whole picture thing, I’ve never posted one before. In fact, one of my coworkers had to tell me how to get this far.

So today I had my first green smoothie. Any of you green smoothie-ites have noticed that there was more fruit than greens, and I’m working on it. Yes, that is a fresh and delicious pineapple in the background. And yes, that is a St. Patty’s day straw I scrounged out of the mess drawer in the kitchen. It didn’t work, said smoothie was way too thick to drink through a straw.

Anyhow, so if you want to try a green smoothie, here’s the recipe I used:
*1 really large handful of baby spinach (I’m guessing 1.5 cups, it was up to the 2 cup line in my blender w/o being TOTALLY smooshed down)
*2 small ripe bananas (mine were frozen)
*1 c. frozen mixed fruit
*5-6 frozen strawberries
*1 T. flax seed
*1-2 c. water

I blended the spinach, flax and 1 c. water alone at first because I don’t have an amazing Blendtec or VitaMix blender (although if I get into this, I’m sure a purchase will be
forthcoming), then added everything else. I promise to get to a more even fruit/greens ratio soon!

Thanks so much to Sara from Happy Foody for the challenge, even though I took it up, oh, after it ended…

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