The Healthy Girl's Kitchen blog officially turned one year old on January 23rd. Happy birthday to my blog! So why am I posting another recipe for a green smoothie? Because at this time of reflection for where I've been and where I'm going, this recipe seemed appropriate. I hope you can see by the ingredients that I'm upping the level of green intensity and LOVING it! Thanks to my friend and business partner Chris-Anna, who is new to the green smoothie revolution, but very adventurous, for inspiring this.
Super Green Smoothie
serves 1 hungry person
1 small cucumber, cut into chunks
1 fresh pear, cut off it's core OR large handful of seedless grapes
1 small frozen banana, broken into chunks
2 large stalks celery, cut into large chunks
1 large date, pit removed
1 handful fresh spinach
1 handful fresh or frozen kale
5 ice cubes
water--not too much
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie reaches desired consistency.
Here's something very interesting:
Mark Bittman, right, with Chef Mario Batali, before becoming plant strong? I love Mario Batali, and I'm seriously worried about him.
Mark Bittman after becoming plant strong?
I received a blog birthday present from the universe. Debby from Happy Healthy Long Life clued me in about Mark Bittman's new ventures. If you don't know who he is, he is one of the most incredible New York Times food writers and cookbook authors. Seems like he's caught on to the healthy eating movement and he's making a big stink about it. Get the story here. He's leaving his old eating life behind and joining our ranks. Yeah Mark! Yeah universe! Can't wait to subscribe to his new blog.
Do you know who Mark Bittman is? Do you own any of his cookbooks?
What are your impressions of the public psyche when it comes to healthy eating? Do you believe we are on the cusp of major social change regarding eating habits? Or are all of the people around you seemingly unaffected?