Smoothie Day

When a day goes by unobserved, like this lazy saturday of mine, it’s easy to to let wallowing and negativity take over your mood.  Before you know it, you’re blue.  For no reason whatsoever.  It’s the season, I know it is.

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I bounced back, in a way, deciding it’s okay to have an “off day”.  Not all weekends are as wonderful as they’ve been the last few months.  When Bryan requested a smoothie for lunch today, I was thrilled to have a task.  So thrilled, in fact, that I declared today Smoothie Day and may celebrate it every year from now on.  Creating an (eventual) National Holiday just because of a rogue Saturday may seem over-the-top, but that’s what happens when I get bored.  Idle hands really might be the devil’s playground – if the devil loved smoothies.

Let’s talk about my love of smoothies – they became more regular around this house when I inherited Ashley’s old blender, until I realized how much quicker the Cuisineart food processor can mangle up the frozen berries and whatever random ingredients I throw in the mix.  Now, I’m even more inclined to jump at the opportunity to make this frozen treat because it takes less than five minutes total.  I took the picture above sometime this summer, when I had the brilliant idea to sprinkle smoothies with some granola.  It adds a nice texture to the smoothness of the drink and the pieces are small enough to come through the straw.

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Banana, blueberry, strawberry, bee pollen, honey, orange juice and granola.  Our smoothie today was frothy from the banana, sweet from the orange juice and honey, and tart from the unsweetened frozen fruit.  The bee pollen can give your body extra energy which  I thought was a necessary addition on such a horribly frigid day.  Now I need to figure out the cold weather equivalent of a smoothie, like a hot cocoa of fruits.

 

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