ABC Salad

… 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.

I made a mess as you can see.  Then I went into Love Potion Number Nine mode (hold your eyes, no, hold your nose, close your eyes, take a drink). 

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.


About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

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