Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Tale of the Fruit Drink
For me, fruit drinks began when I was in Jr. High. My grandma started mixing up a bunch of fruit, some weird powders, and juice. Sometimes, she used algae which was disgusting to smell, but didn't really have flavor mixed with the juice. Anyway, I would take a fruit drink with me everyday on the way to school. Sometimes things would not get blended perfectly and there would be peels, or chunks of fruit sitting in with the drink. This was all fine and dandy until one day, I found a big peel in my mouth. I am not a fan of eating just a plain old apple peel, so I began to take it out of my mouth to discover that it was a band-aid. True story. My grandmas band-aid fell of and into my smoothie and was blended up and I had been drinking it the whole time. It was sick. It took me a long time to get over that band-aid. Now that I am grown, I can make fruit drinks of my own. I dont use fresh fruit, I use frozen. And I add a little yogurt, but essencially it is the same thing. Devin has this handy contraption called the "Magic Bullet". It was ordered off an info-mercial and quite frankly I am surprised that Grandma Bon Bon never bought one. So anyway, we have been married over a year and I have just started using it for the first time. It really is the coolest thing ever. Way easier to use than a blender, much quicker clean up, and it works so quickly. So I have started making smoothies for Devin and I in the morning. I decided that I wanted to try adding spinach, just to see what would happen. I was afraid to add too much, so I only used about a 1/2 cup, but guess what?! My smoothie was delicious and since I used blackberries and raspberries, it was a dark purple color. Not a hint of green to be found. I am hooked and love that I can make my own smoothies and never again do I have to get a Jamba. I mean I will, I love Jamba, but I don't have to cuz I know I can do it myself.... sort-of. And to think this magic bullet has been around the whole time!