Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smoothie Virgin

I've been distracted from the blog by work and by my master bedroom. I am redecorating and want it over quickly so all my spare time goes to the bedroom.

Ike has a friend staying with us this week (his parents are on a cruise) and all week long we have been gently teasing him about drinking a smoothie. Hey, he has been eating tons of vegetables, including brussel spouts, and vegan tacos and spaghetti and enjoying it all, so a smoothie is no big deal, right?

So, this morning I made a very mild smoothie with a banana, pear, apple 1 1/2 cup almond milk, 3 T flax seed, 1 cup frozen blue berries, and only 2 handfuls of spinach - it was one of the sweetest smoothies I have made.  I poured him a very small cup and he announced he would drink it. We were silent as he bravely took his first sip, made a face, and said it smelled like pumpkin and not in a good way. A bad pumpkin way. He tried to gag down the rest and I told him to not worry about it and eat his mango and vegan sausage instead. I was proud of him for trying.

I think Ike was proud of himself. He drinks a big, thick, dark green smoothie every morning. Its not his favorite thing to do, but he does it, and now I think he is proud of himself for being so tough every morning.

If green smoothies were pink everyone would like them.

I love them.


princess singular said...

Maybe we can make a big push for green smoothies on St. Patrick's Day, lol! I love them too! I guess Kermit was right, it's not easy bein green! :)

Holly said...

I found your blog through Celia's a while back. Congrats on all of your progress and new lifestyle--and for writing about it!

I've been following the Eat to Live way--mostly) for a few months now and feel GREAT!!

We recently got back from a trip to New York and one of the first things I did was whip up a spinach smoothie. I felt I needed it after vacay food!

queenieweenie said...

I have to put my kids' smoothies in cups with lids and let them drink them from a straw.

Let's be honest, sometimes (depending on the fruit used) the smoothies don't come out all the pretty lookin'. But I LOVE em!!!

Robin said...

booooo green smoothies are worst than spaggeti squash

the wrath of khandrea said...

see? i eat veggies and fruits a lot. but i'm still scared of the green smoothie. i am seriously expecting you to convert me in july.

Melissa said...

4/5 of my kids love green smoothies. (and the 1/5 doesn't love anything!) I think part of it is that they haven't ever had "pretty" or especially sweet smoothies. :) I made banana split milkshakes on Sunday and Lily said it wasn't as good as the regular smoothies. :)

Personally though, I just don't love them. Drink them? yes, love them? notsomuch.

Linda said...

When Ike goes to college he'll be making them for his roomates.

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Jen said...

Green Smoothie Girl makes a hot pink smoothie.

I haven't tried it yet, so I don't know how it tastes. Jen