in the same vein that i’ve never been a cat gal, i have also never been one to down a smoothie for breakfast. like, never. never went to an orange julius, never went to a jamba juice. ok, maybe once in the 80s i had an orange julius. me, i like the act of chewing food and swallowing food too much. why grind up chewable food in a blender? i would hear about people going on liquid diets and could never imagine such torture. i need the chomp, chomp, chomp satisfaction.
so a coupla few weeks ago i went on a raw foods diet, just as a way to drop a couple pounds and purge the bod a little. nothing dramatic, nothing drastic. i ate a ton of food. fruits, veggies, raw almond butter. and drank a ton of tea. ginger tea is my favorite and i don’t really like tea, but i do enjoy a ginger tea. and this is when i decided to invite the smoothie into my life for a little variety. not the “green drink” that i probably should be having every morning, with fresh veggies. i went the fruit route. bananas and blueberries and flax seed and some organic juice and ice cubes whipped up in my magic bullet.
turns out i like them.
i’d probably love them with rum or vodka, but so far haven’t experimented. i told you, i’m trying to purge. cleanse the highways and byways that run through the inner workings of this body of mine.
i’m pretty sure the main reason i like these smoothies is cuz i get to use the bigger vintage glassware i’ve collected and never use cuz i don’t normally like to drink out of big glasses. smoothies are MADE for vintage tumblers.
so, what’s that green candleholder in the background, i hear you asking.
when i picked it up to look at it in the thrift store i couldn’t believe when it said “denmark” on the bottom. not to mention it was dirt cheap. almus keramik. i’ll take it.
that’s it for me. i’m drinkin’ smoothies. earth shattering, i know.
am i the last person to know about these snacks? we just got them in my ghetto grocery store and i am IN LOVE with them and i am IN LOVE with the inventor. i thank the heavens above for folks who also avoid the corn, who want a healthy snack and then actually go about creating one. i have the utmost respect for innovators. what i wouldn’t give for that innovator gene.
they’re the best snack ever invented.
i tell you people, i have been off the chips since i declared myself off the chips. don’t get me wrong, i’m still eating a tasty rice cracker every now and again. (oxymoron? tasty rice cracker?) but these, these are more CHIP-like. and i approve.
now, the jury is still out on my latest box of wine experiment. i was feeling rich and worthy of a box of organic wine after many many agonizing hours of work, and it was a new product in my neighborhood liquor store, so i splurged – our daily red. besides, the name kills me.
the problem is, i can’t decide if my body is just rejecting the notion of organic wine because it’s so darn used to cheap booze or WHAT. but two days in a row of drinking ONLY ONE glass of this organic boxed wine, i’ve awoken with a headache. i don’t get it. is this wine mocking me? is this wine saying, “who do you think you are drinking organic wine allasudden, you poser?!” to be honest, i miss my little pour spout on the non-organic box. but of course, i’ll suffer through this chicken stock box of upper crust vino. headaches be damned!
also – i’m still eating the cheese. sometimes i just can’t resist the siren song of the honey goat cheese. so much for wearing my vegan badge proudly.
today’s favorite snack – honey goat cheese with avocado on a beanito with some daily red. life is grand. a day off, some good snackin’, a little thrifting (more later) and some netflix boardwalk empire. who has a better life than me? no-one. everyone. whatever. i love my mediocre life.