I’m trying to eat a little healthier. I’ve been making my own fruit smoothies with frozen bananas, frozen strawberries or any other kind of frozen fruit I have on hand. Anytime I have excess fruit that I can’t eat, I’ll put it in a freezer bag and freeze it and it makes really yummy fruit smoothies. I’ll add whatever fruit juice I have and a little bit of water and blend away.
My daughter Rita recently gave me some kale that I juiced. I then froze it in individual containers and I plop that in my smoothie.
The other day I asked my husband if he’d like a fruit smoothie. He said, “Sure!” I put bananas and strawberries into his with a little juice. I decided to skip the kale juice after he saw me eating kale chips and wanted to know if I got those out of the compost pile. He walked away that day and mumbled, “My wife eats yard waste.”
I added kale to my smoothie.
After I asked him how he liked his smoothie and he said it was good, I asked if he wanted to try mine. I thought if I didn’t tell him what was in it, he wouldn’t even notice and tell me how good it was and then I’d surprise him and tell him he had some yard waste!
He took a sip, jumped off the couch gagging. “Egads, what’d you put in that thing?” Only ‘Egads” wasn’t really what he said.
“I added kale to mine.”
“Oh no, it’s not. It’s good. You can hardly taste the kale.”
He was in the bathroom coughing and gagging. I sat on the couch rolling my eyes because really, you could hardly taste any difference. Then again, I might be used to green stuff in my drinks. He gags when he sees me stir Superfood in my juice. I guess it could be an acquired taste.
He sat back down on the couch. He shivered watching me sip on my smoothie. I said to him, “Really, it’s just like yours, only mine has a little kale added.”
He scrunched his face and said, “That’s like saying your chocolate malt is the same as mine, only yours has a little turd added.”
We both laughed until tears ran down our cheeks.