Hey hey hey everyone!
It's FRIDAY... sweet merciful heavens.
I hope you're good and that life's going easy on you.
This morning, in one of my less than stellar moments, I mixed up a disaster of a five minute smoothie after my morning P90X work out.
After I was done working out, I realized I only had about a half hour to hit the shower, pack my lunch and get ready for work... In a moment of inspiration (read as brazen stupidity) I figured I had what it took to make a magical, ultimate, green smoothie in under 5minutes. Despite my knowing I hadn't gone grocery shopping in ages and as such the only 'green' thing I had in my pantry was half a head of suspicious cabbage, a papaya, an over-ripe mango, and for that extra shazaam, some raw ginger and a whole mess of tomatoes; I was determined.
I stared at the clock - T-27 min - and at my sad assortment of ingredients... Challenge accepted. I went at it.
And now, behold my monstrous creation....
If you think it looked bad, you should have tasted it.
The worst part is there was so much of it! I downed my first glass and grudgingly put the remainder in my juice bottle. Waste not want not right.
It's my assumption the shocking puke-orange colour is because of the papaya and the mango. Scouts honor; there was more cabbage in there than anything! I even used only half of the mango - on account of it being overripe - and one full baby papaya, the little ones. Honest.... :(
Oh, and those tiny little red bits that you see, that's the shredded whole tomato I added. This stuff was RANK to say the least.
By the by, I do my work outs at 4.30AM and 9.00PM (weekdays). In the colder months I ALWAYS make sure I'm nice and warm as I exercise. This prevents my muscles from cramping up because of the cold. I also like working up a good sweat; sweat is FAT crying.
I have no culinary skills whatsoever. Nil. Zip. Nada... Nyachomba is the super star when it comes to making miraculous flavorful dishes out of basically anything. After I told her about the smoothie I made, she laughed at me and went on to give me a lecture about what I should have done to make it tastier (yeah whatever). She's going to do a couple of posts for you (and me) on how to make awesome tasting green smoothies real soon... :)
In my defense: IT WAS HEALTHY GADDAMIT! *You know I can't go down without a fight!*
Feel free to share your own unique and super quick green smoothie recipes! Preferably those that use locally available products, but any will do. Enjoy the weekend people.