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Season 2007 Episode 11.20.07

#0082 - Green Smoothie 2.0

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Why is it that when raw-food health gurus go on national television, talking about all the wonderful soups, rich entrees, and magical desserts you can have on a raw food diet, so often they end up handing over to the excited and anticipating host a glass full of green glop? (see video here, and here for examples) The green smoothie; almost invariably it’s met with a nervous stare, and followed promptly by an ick face upon tasting. We could make Cacao Pistachio Florentine, Portobello Burgers, or Curried Chocolate Pudding, but instead, in a moment of mindless passion, we make green smoothies. I say we because we at Freshtopia too have made this mistake. Check out first Green Smoothie episode here, and check out our old-timey stylings. It’s an easy mistake to make. Once you get on the green smoothie train, you tend to ride it all the way to happy town. I don’t really know what that means. The point is, often once people get into the GS, they tend to really get into the GS. It can be easy to forget that not everyone is so keen on the taste of pulverized kale and celery right out of the starting gate. It is not a transition food. There are exceptions. On a recent episode of Oprah, Dr. Memet Oz presented Ms. Winfrey with a bright green concoction that she was pleased to receive. Her response upon tasting, “It’s like a glass of fresh!” Our green smoothie episode garnered us our first video response. Our friends Steelee and Jessica gave our first smoothie a try, and were less than enthused about it. Fair enough, I wasn’t so jazzed at my first either. In time the body adjusts to the taste of more punchy, alkaline drinks, but it’s a good idea to start with a more accessible smoothie. So, if you’re up for giving it a shot, toss together the recipe below. As you’ll see, it’s so good even a child will like it! Green Smoothie 2.0:Serves 1-2 1 ripe banana1 Cup mango, chopped1-2 Cups fresh spinachWater as necessary 2moreless

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