Y'know, I'm all for trying to be healthy and I like convenience foods as much as the next guy, but I just need to get this off my chest:
NO, I do not want a fricking smoothie.
NO, I don't care if you can't really taste the spinach or kale or turnip greens or freeze-dried sea monkeys or whatever the hell you people are all putting in your blenders every morning. I just skeeve drinking yogurt, the same way I skeeve squeezing yogurt from a tube. Nobody can use a spoon anymore?
And while we're at it, no, I don't believe you when you swear it really tastes great even though it looks like Nickelodeon slime! Like a cup full of health! And the antioxidants! MY GOD, THE ANTIOXIDANTS!
What happened to eating your calories, not drinking them -- orange juice is the devil but now we're all supposed to act like our jaws are wired shut and have no choice but to turn our produce into spackle in a glass?* I suppose dirtying a juicer/blender/extractor every morning is meant to free me from the drudgery of a bowl and spoon, but I'll pass.
Of course, many of you are happily living in smoothie wonderland, and that's cool. Sally has some recipes over on Real Mom Nutrition, so check 'em out.This banana-date thingie looks good, but note the absence of yogurt and kale.
* Yes, I understand the dietary difference between empty juice calories and the bountiful nutritional richness of that spinach-flax-mango-kale-peanut butter concoction, but it's my rant.