Friend and fellow author Joanna Foreman has brought much joy into my life, and among these is (are?) green smoothies.
Charlie loves them, too and, during the summer when produce is fresh and plentiful, we have one almost every day.
Here’s one we had recently:
Our smoothies always start out with a banana and some kale. I usually add some nuts or nut butter, whatever fruit is lying around, and sweetened vanilla almond milk. This day, I had some leftover cottage cheese topped with peaches in raspberry-flavored syrup so I tossed that in. It was soooo good!
Of course, every time I think of “smooth,” I think of Bob Tucker (aka Wilson Tucker), the late lamented science fiction author. At conventions, in the days before AIDS, he was in the habit of gathering as many people as would fit into his hotel room for a free-for-all conversation. Every so often, he would open his bottle of Beam‘s Choice bourbon and pass it around the room. When everybody had taken a sip and it had returned to him, everybody would say, in unison, “Smoooooooooth.” Good times.
And always, always, always, Santana!