But, I have been making smoothies and trying out different recipes. I got a new blender. It's a very nice blender, for my purposes. I also got an attachment that allows me to make single-serve smoothies. I've been digging smoothie-making. I haven't made anything, yet, that has wowed my taste buds, though. In fact, I did quite the opposite.
I can tell because I didn't sleep well last night, I was running the air conditioner in the bedroom and not cooling down, and my coffee needed coffee.
My husband and I put together a bunch of baggies of, essentially, salads for me to blend together. On the baggies, I would write what was in them and what liquid to add, as well as if I needed to add a protein to it (like bacon). Today, I grabbed a baggie that said "+liquid," meaning, add any liquid you like.
So, I decided to add my cup of coffee. Because yesterday morning, during a management meeting for a hobby radio station, I thought, wouldn't it just be easier to make a smoothie with coffee?! I know it's possible...
Just because something is possible, does not mean it is a good idea.
Back to the smoothie. The baggie indicated that there was 1 bunch of spinach, 1 bunch of kale, a handful of walnuts, and + bacon, + liquid. I filled my smoothi container to the appropriate line for liquid, stuffed my veggies and walnuts in, then added my one strip of bacon. Blend!
I don't think I've ever tasted anything quite like this. It was like drinking coffee (Don Francisco's Vanilla Nut coffee, specifically) with a very bland salad. On top of that, it didn't mix well. It's very...separated. So, I thought maybe I could tone down the bitter taste by adding coconut cream (since that is, apparently, what I have in my fridge). That really didn't go my way, either.
Not everything is going to be perfect, and that's okay. Life is a series of adventures, strung together to help us get the most experience for our time. We'll see what dinner brings! Maybe something tasty. I'll have to re-visit the coffee smoothie thing, sometime. It seems a good idea...