I know, I know, settle down. Last Thursday, the weather turned really nice and I got a jones for green food (anybody remember Cera the triceratops from LAND BEFORE TIME? “I’ll find my own greeen foood!”) … I lost my place. Oh, yeah–I got a jones for green food, so I hitched up the buckboard and hauled home a bedload of stuff.
Joanna Foreman has been recommending “green smoothies”–mixtures of raw veg and fruit and liquid run through a blender. So I decided I’d try it.
You can use anything, but you’re “supposed” to use more greens than fruit. Here was mine:
- banana (skin removed)
- (also discarded. don’t just take the skin off and then put it in the blender, too. just sayin’.)
- sugared strawberries
- apple juice
Day 1: Charlie says, “What’s that?” When I told him, he laughed.
Day 2: Charlie says, “I’m having an egg. Want one? You’re just eating that?”
Day 3: Charlie says, “I guess you don’t want anything else.”
Day 4: Charlie says, “I might try a little of that.”
Day 5: Charlie says, “You’re tired of it? I kind of liked it. How about making some more?”
So now we’re both drinking them. And the reason he laughed on Day 1 is that he used to know, as he put it, “this yuppie couple” who drank ones made out of fruit. He thought they were appropriately called “snooties”.
WRITING PROMPT: How does your main character feel about green food?