real raw kitchen: August 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

RECIPE: sunshine and tropics smoothie


Life is funny, isn't it? I remember one time when I was in high school I was complaining to my mom about some petty argument I had with another girl and then declared that she had effectively ruined my day. My mom just shrugged and said, "She's only ruining your day because you let her. If you just move on with your day I believe you could have a perfectly good one."

In the moment I was so angry with my mom for not taking my "side", as ludicrous as it was. Because I was a stubborn teenager I pretended that my "side" mattered but couldn't help but really think about her words for the rest of the day. It only took about 20 minutes for me to realize she was right--I wasn't even spending the day with the girl, so why should she bother me--but I think about her words even to this day.

So why am I bringing up this story, a decade later in a post about a smoothie? Well, that's because just like you can let something ruin your day if you so choose, I'm starting to believe that you can also let something make your day, as well. And that's exactly what this smoothie has done for me. It has made my day.


Life is good. And it's even better when I'm sipping on this ...

Sunshine and Tropics Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 4-5 oranges, juiced
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 1 T ginseng

Instructions
  • Combine everything in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a fancy jar and pretend you're on the beach with me. Delicious.