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I'm Not Sure I'd Call That Cooking...

Monday, December 10, 2012

So I went shopping last night. I got most of the good stuff I like. No spinach, they were out. All the stuff I got requires the application of heat to render it somewhat edible. Later today, I'll be tossing bunches of it in a big round thingie that I plug into the wall, pouring in some water, sprinkling some pretty colored and strongly smelling powders on top, turning the switch, and --in 8 to 10 hours-- hoping for the best. At the very least, my apartment won't smell like dirty socks for a while and I'll have something to put in these plastic containers my girlfriend gave me. Should be fun.

Also, today, I'll be making some smoothies. This is something I can do. I'll be using a friend's recipe sans protein powder (too expensive at the moment), wheat germ (don't have any, will be on the shopping list next pay check), and sherbet. I don't like sherbet. In fact, I hate the stuff. Unless it's in a smoothie. My bud's recipe calls for 1 scoop of raspberry sherbet. The first time I made a smoothie following his instructions, I was dubious at best and almost left the sherbet out. But my bud is a past state cx champ, so, what the hell? I'm glad I made it as directed. It knocked my socks off. I have worn out blenders because of that recipe. Here it is: add skim milk, non fat yogurt, a banana, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, 1 scoop of raspberry sherbet, wheat germ, and protein powder to a blender. Toss in some ice if there's room. Blend. If you notice, there are no quantities listed. My bud gave me quantities. I just go by sight. With the protein powder and wheat germ, though, I go by the package instructions. As far as the ingredients go, sometimes I toss in blackberries instead of blueberries. Sometimes I toss them both in. Some day, I'll try frozen raspberries. A variation on this is to add some honey.The honey variation has a few other tweaks and comes from a friend in California that rides with ex pros and is crazy fast. He also started my team before moving. Another variation involves only 3 ingredients: 1 quart of french vanilla icecream, a bottle of Hershey's chocolate syrup, and 'nilla wafers. I haven't tried that one... yet. It also comes from a past state cx champ.

I know some people put orange juice and pineapple in their smoothies. I love o.j. I like pineapple. But in my little universe, they have no place in smoothies. None. Zip. Don't even suggest it. Someday, I may put green stuff in my smoothies.

Anyhow, in the 5 years that I've made smoothies, I've been through 6 blenders. Most of them have just stopped working. One, however, started smoking mid smoothie. That was pretty neat.

Gotta go pick up my daughter. Bye.
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    I make "chocolate" smoothies using powdered muscle builder, ice and raspberries. My concoctions are not truly "smoothies". I have a mega-blender made by Bosch that doubles as a grain grinder and bread maker. I am not kidding! The thing has
    a 10,000 hp motor platform that you just attach different functional items like a blender or dough maker.

    Other than the Bosch, every other small appliance we have ever purchased has been given a Viking's funeral.

    Thanks, Bruce
    1982 days ago
  • BILL60
    I love smoothies, but hate the clean-up after. So, I some times just take and eat the ingredients individually.
    1987 days ago
    Not into smoothies. The original smoothie was probably the "Alcatraz cocktail." For prisoners in solitary confinement, all their day's food portion was put into a blender. They were handed their daily ration in a big paper cup. Grits, eggs, pork chop, potato, green salad and cranberry sauce with Ranch dressing, smooooth.
    1988 days ago
    Sounds like a yummy smoothie recipe
    1988 days ago
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