Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Smoothiness.....

Sitting in the hospital for 13 days and 14 nights makes one realize that hospital food really sucks bigtime. How horrible it was to open the blue plastic dome tray and discover parboiled rice and mush broccoli. Yuck.. and that was a healthy choice on the menu. Luckily all my friends and family doted upon me with loving gestures. One of which was keeping Miss Megan well fed with wonderful healing food. Lori, my elfin nurse/PA friend, brought be amazing green smoothies... every day, much to the chagrin of my other nurses who scoffed and turned up their noses when they saw me slurping the brown green drinks with a passion.

Upon release from food prison, I quickly ordered up my favorite new toy in the kitchen... a Vitamix. Heavens, life could not get much better. I finally can compete with the boys. I have my own engine to rev...and a full 2 HP at that! Every morning now begins with the hummmmm of my Vitamix, whipping up some masterful drink full of nutrient goodness. I love it! I call it my own personal whipper
snapper.... because it whips up goodness in a snap.

I am officially charting my goodness in the making...I may deter from health conscious and delve into feel good foods.. but hell... one life to live... we can't always be drinking dandelion juice.


Today's Magic
  • 6-8 dandelion greens
  • 2 Ataulfo/Champagne Mangoes
  • 4-6 large pieces of red leaf lettuce
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1" piece of ginger or more to your liking
  • nicely sized lemon wedge with peel on 3"x1"
  • handful of ice
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup water
Throw it all in the Vitamix on high. Blend until nice and smooth and presto.. you have an awesome green drink to share. Add more greens if you like it 'greenier' otherwise this smoothie has a nice balance of sweet to green. High in yumminess and nutritional content. Drink up!






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