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Rainy Day Breakfast

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There are few things more comforting than soft boiled eggs (in a proper egg cup — this one is from W’s mother, and there’s a space under the cup for your other egg), and toast soldiers.  And if there are flowers, well, all to the good. 



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February 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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Green Smoothies

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This is the beginning of the green smoothie.  It starts off a lovely yellow color and then it becomes green, right after you add the green stuff.  Here it is kale.

I know.  A little troubling.  In fact, however, they are really quite good.  I’ve been drinking these since the new year, and they are doing me some good — more energy, mostly.  The other claims I’ve seen, the ones about how your gray hair will revert to its original color, and your sex life will become, well, you know, really great, and  your mental state will show great improvement?  Nope.  I hasten to add that none of that stuff has been bothering me anyway.   

I drink one of these every day, and I put it in a stainless steel water bottle thing that I really, really like because it keeps things pretty cold and there’s no weird smell from this thing.  Ever.  

Should you wish to inject more energy into your day, the Green Smoothie basically consists of:

2 bananas

a cup or so of frozen fruit

three handfuls of greens (mostly, I use kale and spinach, favoring spinach because it is already washed from those bags you get at Trader Joe’s, and besides, it’s organic). 

the juice of one lemon

enough water to fill up the blender

I like to think that the whole thing is mine to drink, but one or two of the tiffin children generally  have some too.

 I know it’s February, but happy new year anyway!

Written by bloglily

February 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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