06 October 2006

Healthy Goodness

I consider myself a fairly healthy person. I make sure I get fruits and vegetables and protein and fiber. I cut out partially hydrogenated oils completely and stay away from corn syrup as much as possible. I eat desserts in moderation (although this week has been an exception).
But this morning's smoothies. They were a whole different ballgame.
My husband likes to drink his vegetables and vitamins and health so that he can spend his lunches at Taco Bell and save room for ice cream. He buys those crazy carrot juices with beet and celery. So I don't know why I didn't suspect a thing this morning.
I saw him pull out the raspberries and the blueberries. I saw him take the Acai from the freezer. Mmmm. Looks fruity delicious. My mouth watered. I unloaded the dishwasher while he blended away, practically whistling while he worked.
Chris held out a spoon with his concoction like you taste spaghetti sauce. With anticipation, I took that first sip. What? What is that strange taste?
"Do you like it?" Like a little boy who just made his mom a turkey sandwich for breakfast in bed on mother's day (which my niece did last year).
"Um, I guess. Is that the Acai that tastes weird?"
"Maybe." He started pouring. "I added carrot juice and broccoli." Ugh. Do you think that could be the strange flavor?
I suffered through half a glass. He loved it. A blend of berry earthy goodness, he called it. Whatever. If it makes him happy. I'll stick to chewing my broccoli and carrots, thank you very much. Well, except for V8. Especially if it's mixed with Vodka.


Jennifer said...

I don't even know what Acai is, and I like broccoli, but I'm pretty sure I don't want it blended up with my berries, thank you very much.

Jenny said...

Holy crap.

Broccoli was not meant to be liquified.

Sounds evil.

Dineen A. Miller said...

LOLOOOL! Brocolli? That's just wrong. We're in the cabbage family, I think. Just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Love the pic, girl! So great to have met you in person! Have a great weekend!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

He needs to check out the (as we call it) "green juice" in the fruit/veggie section of Walmart.

Zane won't eat fruits and veggies, but he drinks the "green juice."

Pamela said...


Susan in va said...

LOL! I'm with you on the "chewing." I've never been able to bring myself to drinking vegetables. BLECH!! And ditto to Pamela's "gag"!!!

willowtree said...

Hey Heather, a new Avatar! Nice to see you're, err I mean your, back!

I didn't actually read the post, but everyone is gagging so it looks like it might be a good one.

willowtree said...

Now see, that's why I steer clear of fuit and veges. Nuthin but trouble I say.

C. said...

Broccoli?? no.no.no!

L.L. Barkat said...

Cheers to you on drinking up his concoction! In my house you can have your broccoli and drink it too... so both you and your husband would fit in just fine. :)

Jeanne Damoff said...

50 points for the vodka remark. :)