Every day for five days of their cleanse, Bossy and her friend Martha get together late morning to watch DVDs and eat lunch, where lunch equals Not Steak Bernaise.
But Bossy pretends lunch is Steak Bernaise, a trick she pulls off with the addition of parsley and spinach to her mango, banana, orange, and apple smoothies. There’s something about the grassy grit of the parsley that balances out the cloying fruit.
Bossy’s recipe for her green fruit smoothie lives here. The trick is using fresh everything, although Bossy’s friend Martha froze her own strawberries, and sometimes the two use frozen mangos. The other trick is not adding fruit juice, which often contains crap even though the label says something like, “All Natural.” If the smoothie needs to be thinned out, water is just fine.
delilah saysJune 10, 2009 at 7:27 am
Looking at the ingredients, i’m guessing you’re more FLOSSY than BOSSY after drinking this concoction?
MariaV saysJune 10, 2009 at 7:28 am
I’m really tempted to try this cleanse. I’ve been feeling so lousy lately. Do you feel good afterward?
P.S. Details on the blender, please.
joie saysJune 10, 2009 at 7:46 am
Bossy- Please, please for the love of Gah, post you cleanse diet/menu/schedule. I want to do same but will not have the benefit of a friend or friendly mother to prop me up. So, I need you, Bossy. Please share the plan!
Emily saysJune 10, 2009 at 8:08 am
Awesome! I have been wanting to try this cleanse!
Momo Fali saysJune 10, 2009 at 8:17 am
Yum! That looks good. Even the dog thinks so.
Grandma J saysJune 10, 2009 at 8:37 am
I’m with MariaV, please share. I see that Martha’s morning coffee is still a staple in the morning.
The Domestic Goddess saysJune 10, 2009 at 8:57 am
I might need to try this.
Alison saysJune 10, 2009 at 9:16 am
Looks… well, looks healthy. What’s with the blue tape on the counter?
Lizzy saysJune 10, 2009 at 9:50 am
Remember when I asked you for advice on a cleanse? Yeah? Well, it’s never happened… unless you consider consuming large amounts of alcohol and cookie dough a cleanse.
David saysJune 10, 2009 at 10:49 am
I don’t go near a smoothie unless it has peanut butter in it.
Tuli saysJune 10, 2009 at 11:01 am
Yes, please! Details of the cleanse.
Also? I MUST know where to get one of those blenders. I don’t think Bossy’s friend Martha wants me showing up at her door, demanding blender details.
Madame x saysJune 10, 2009 at 11:16 am
I have that blender… the Hamilton Beach ECLECTRICS wav e action… I got it for 48.99 at some discount store… (Tuesday something store… ) my glass jar has a handle
debs saysJune 10, 2009 at 11:55 am
Have you considered blending, yes blending, in some spinach, kale, collard greens and/or swiss chard? Seriously. I drink it every day for lunch. Just blended greens and fruit, with the emphasis on the greens. It doesn’t sound or look good but it tastes delicious. Just a huge bunch of greens, then add some fruit. It will definitely CLEANSE you. Plus, you get more protein from the veggies, you get vitamins from the veggies and it’s not so fruity. Try it.
janny226 saysJune 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm
I’m a little worried about Martha’s fingers … they didn’t get blended in, did they?
ScottsdaleGirl saysJune 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm
foolery saysJune 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm
I’ll bet some ground beef would blend up very nicely.
Laura saysJune 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm
“Hi, Bossy’s Friend Martha’s Doggy!”
Maria saysJune 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Noticed the smoothie lovin’ dog, too. Also would like your recipe but have you ever seen Victoria Boutenko’s green smoothie book? oh, yeah, that’s what I”m talkin’ about when I think cleanse.
bossy's friend martha saysJune 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm
A) No coffee just warm lemon water in my mug.
B) Blue tape is holding recently glued formica until it dries…new kitchen coming soon!
C) NO, it’s not a baby bump, just bloated liquid filled belly….kinda like a donut..mmmmmm delicious jelly filled powdered doughnut.
BOSSY saysJune 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm
Did somebody say donut?
delilah saysJune 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Oh, Bossy. I just had one– nectarine, banana, frozen strawberries, 100% OJ, kale, baby spinach. That was awful. I must remember to add ice next time. It was like drinking pulverized Swamp Thing.
sugarpie saysJune 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm
Agreeing with 16. My blender smoothie usually has some leftover fajitas and pico de gallo. Toss in some charro beans, a glug of tequila, and.., Voila! I guess it’s not so much of a cleanse, really. Never mind.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJune 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm
There’s just one typo in your recipe above.
…If the smoothie needs to be thinned out, give it to the dog. Then pop a bottle of red, red wine it makes you feel so fine….
Or, for faster results, simply skip the smoothie and go directly to the wine cabinet.