"Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table." -William Shakespeare

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cheaters Guide to the Universe

Title of a book I hope to write someday.

But for today, we are going to make a Cheaters Green Smoothie.

Start with your red water. Or use juice. Then you'll need a greens powder like this one from Trader Joe's:
This bottle cost $9. It is just dehydrated and powdered green veggies.

Word to the wise: kale powder is gross. Just gross. Don't bother with it if you intend children to drink it.

So, for the embarrassingly obvious directions,

Add the 2 elements together, maybe in a water bottle, and shake.

This is a great way to have your daily dose of greens on vacation when you don't have access to a blender. It's probably the only acceptable use for that nasty sugar-water 60-Second-Maid juice you'll find in hotels. And if you're camping, you can carry dye-free Kool-Aid packets and liquid or powdered stevia. And it's good for kids because the taste is mild, you have lots of control over the concentration of sweetness to greenness, and it's not thick like a smoothie (kids sometimes don't like that).

"A good garden may have some weeds."
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732


  1. Dear Mo-

    You are awesome. I would buy your book.


  2. Very tricky.

    I've been making my own green powder, I just dehydrate chard and spinach and what not and grind them up in my grain canister for my vita-mix (though the original instructions said to use a coffee grinder).