I am so hooked on smoothies, it isn’t even funny. So much so that when I am freezing in the dead of a pretty cold winter, I still crave something that makes me shiver. That is love, serious hooked-on love. There is something so simple about them, probably part of it is that I get so tired of trying to figure out things to eat/make, smoothies are something I can throw together quickly from mostly freezer food. Since we’ve been eating them daily, by the way I learned how to make green smoothies from these ladies, I’ve discovered that my kids and I prefer orange juice and water-based smoothies with spinach or bok choy, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and/or grapes plus banana combination. Any milk based smoothie has been going over like a lead balloon lately. Which is where this blog post is leading…
You know when you read a recipe that at first seems like a delicious idea, and you start thinking about whatever the food/drink is all that day, getting excited to make and taste it when the time comes. Well, that happened to me this weekend. I found this simple recipe for an almond butter and “jelly” smoothie. At the time, it sounded amazing. Maybe I just wanted a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
As with all milk-based smoothies, I loved the first sip, and gobbled half of it down before regret set in. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a blog post implying this particular smoothie isn’t healthy or delicious, it is about me, and my non milk-based smoothie hating self. So anyway, I gobbled most of it down and then decided I was going to throw up. I fed the kids their smaller versions, and they both turned them down. This happens sometimes with new recipes, no big deal. Anyway, I had to dump the whole blender’s contents in the trash and then the fiasco smoothie kept coming back to revisit in the form of burps, disgusting milk, peanut butter and spinach burps. The ENTIRE rest of the day was spent trying to get the taste of that smoothie out of my mouth. I can barely even type this without gagging. Anyway, not sure what the point is, I just wanted to write smoothie burp.
Hope ya’ll down south in NC stay warm tonight and avoid icy roads, and milk-based smoothies-unless you love them, in which case you are weird. Just kidding, sort of.