… or my first attempt at one of those green smoothie things.
I was thinking
but as I assembled the ingredients, I realized it was also
This is a kind of cabbage I grow in the garden, called Red Russian. It is hardy and convenient, in that one can pick the amount of leaves necessary instead of being obligated to use a whole head as it does not form one. I guess this is what one calls kale; I must have been eating kale without realizing it. Oh my!
I put the ingredients into our old food processor and whizzed. (I peeled the banana and cored the apples.) I added some water. I didn’t want to blend for too long; that feels like beating something to death and this is supposed to be live.
It was good. It still needed some chewing, but I enjoy chewing my food and escaping from chewing was not my motivation for trying this, it was more a curiosity to see why so many people rave about green smoothies. I remember my husband mentioning during the Chilean miner crisis how they were starting to have dental problems (teeth getting loose) from so many days of not chewing. I was curious about the difference in taste with blending. As it wasn’t really that smooth maybe I should call it a slurry or lush slush.