Green Fruit Smoothies.
As some of you may know because Bossy can’t shut up about it for even one second, Bossy and her mother are on Day 5 of their 5-day broth and juice cleanse, otherwise known as Sister Mercy it’s almost over.
When Bossy was preparing for this
radical dissection fast, she did some research, pulled a few recipes, and hit the organic aisle of her grocery store, where organic aisle equals the frozen food case. Kidding! Just a little hypoglycemic humor!
Unfortunately, once home from the store, Bossy quickly forgot one of the main components of her plan due to a little side effect she likes to call Reduced Brain Function. But lucky for Bossy she has her readers to remind her of plans they didn’t know she had, just like one such reader did the other day — and Bossy spent the last ten minutes looking for that comment while wondering if it’s a normal desire to want to stab your husband with his butter knife just because he filled his coffee mug with pungent french roast to a level beyond the brim.
Anyway, Bossy couldn’t find that reader’s comment, but it suggested adding parsley to Bossy’s fruit smoothies.
And Bossy sees this parsley and raises her reader a fist full of baby spinach. That’s right, Bossy has been adding these things to her fruit smoothies and it is truly satisfying and less cloyingly sweet than a regular smoothie, with the exception of Bossy’s obsession which has plenty of yogurt and milk to temper the natural sugars. Beautiful yogurt and milk? Bossy misses you.
Anyway, here is the recipe for Bossy’s Excellent Green Fruit Smoothie:
In your blender, place one peeled and cored apple, one banana, some freshly squeezed orange juice, a handful of mango chunks, four or five strawberries, a fistful of parsley, and a scattering of baby spinach greens. Blend. Thin with
Spa Water fruit-flavored water, if necessary.
Today Bossy may add some cucumber!
This drink is so delicious, Bossy almost doesn’t miss solid food! For instance a thick steak smothered in bearnaise sauce with a caesar salad and loaf of garlic bread. Almost.
Cathy D. saysDecember 12, 2008 at 9:19 am
7:47 a.m. and you’re writing about parsley and steak? Time for that fast to be so over, baby.
Debby saysDecember 12, 2008 at 10:03 am
For the love of God, eat something already. Anything!
Gigi saysDecember 12, 2008 at 10:05 am
That smoothie sounds great. Love the idea of adding spinach. You should call it a Popeye smoothie.
Keep going, Bossy, you’re on the home stretch!!!
MariaV saysDecember 12, 2008 at 10:08 am
You’re a winner, Bossy. You made it to the last day.
Emily saysDecember 12, 2008 at 11:00 am
Bossy’s meal…. it came from beneath the sink. I am proud of you. I think that I could only survive a fast for five minutes!
Half Assed Kitchen saysDecember 12, 2008 at 11:15 am
I’d rather have a Krispy Kreme.
David saysDecember 12, 2008 at 12:30 pm
You Go girl! Your heart and all the other bits must be so happy.
Tomorrow it’s Philly steak with mozzarella and mushrooms.
karen saysDecember 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm
omg, I’m back … I just clicked on Half Assed Kitchen’s link above. How long have I been gone? What day is it? I’ve drooled all over my keyboard. There’s mascara on my monitor. Cleanse? What cleanse? Bossy, don’t go there … don’t peek at her recipes. Teeemp. tay. shun. will overcome you. I forgot my comment about your green slime drink above .. it looked okay until I went to Half Assed’s (say that 3 times real fast) place …
Cactus Petunia saysDecember 12, 2008 at 2:11 pm
Ay yay yay! The thought of bananas and spinach together gives me chills (and not in a good way). I admire Bossy’s fortitude! Now where’s my dang coffee?
Amber Lee saysDecember 12, 2008 at 2:46 pm
What does one put in a smoothie if one gags on bananas?
marchelle saysDecember 12, 2008 at 3:13 pm
That looks GOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOD Clark!
Heather saysDecember 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm
My 6 year olds fav is a spinach,carrot,bannana,strawberry,blueberry,pumpkin pie spice and soymilk smoothie. Will never serve it in front of her friends,she thinks everyone drinks green goo. We often just make it without the bannana Amber Lee,just put a little honey in for sweet.
lisa saysDecember 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Don’t overdose tomorrow. Remember your intestines have not done much for the last week. So do you have a glow of healthiness? I could never do what you did. The thought of cutting back or changing gives me a headache. Though I think I eat pretty good and try to get in at least 15 miles a week running and lift weights 2-3 times a week…and I’m 53. I drink decaf and wish I could drink wine every day, but I just can’t (caffeine and wine cause bone loss 🙁 )
Mr Farty saysDecember 14, 2008 at 4:12 pm
Spinach and banana do not belong in the same sentence, let alone smoothie.
Oh looky here, mince pie and custard! Yum!
kim at alllconsuming saysDecember 15, 2008 at 8:13 am
Well that is just GROSS.