Green Snooties. Not What It Sounds Like.

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:

  • kale
  • spinach
  • parsley
  • celery
  • carrots
  • 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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Green Snooties. Not What It Sounds Like.

  1. Bob Sanchez

    March 23, 2011 at 3:02pm

    I thought snooties were the people who looked down on green food.

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      Marian Allen

      March 23, 2011 at 5:26pm

      Charlie thought it was people who looked down on people who weren’t cool enough to eat green. 🙂

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  2. Bodie P

    March 23, 2011 at 3:15pm

    Have to say your recipe and snooty couples than it did a regrettable visual element in Jackass 2.5 (I know, I know, if you watch a movie that includes the word “Jackass” in its title you get what you deserve, but it was late, and I have an adolescent son, and under those conditions I sometimes show an appalling lack of taste.) Anyhow, this little effort, which I believe is the out takes from the “real” Jackass movie, which we have to assume shows the best stuff, has a strong vomit motif, underscored and reinforced by a pee and penii leitmotif. The “green snooties” put me in mind of the sight of grown men vomiting. Sorry. I’ll go away now.

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      Marian Allen

      March 23, 2011 at 5:28pm

      Ewwwwwwwww! Okay, my turn for a gross-out: The day after The Exorcist had its first television showing, the cafeteria lady at work served pea soup. Not many takers.

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  3. Helen Ginger

    March 23, 2011 at 3:54pm

    My main character is a vegetarian. She knows more about that than I do.

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      Marian Allen

      March 23, 2011 at 5:28pm

      Oh, Helen! I’ll bet your main character would love green smoothies! 🙂

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  4. Stephen Tremp

    March 24, 2011 at 9:59am

    I gave ny characters a wide array of eating habits from the junk food junkie to the heallth food nut. No greem snootie smoothies though. We make a lot of fruit smoothies here. Sometimes we do add grees to them but basically stick with the fruit ones.

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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2011 at 4:11pm

      Now that I know how good smoothies are, I’ll probably make some fruit ones this summer. 🙂 The green ones are really good with fruit in them. They’re addictive!

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