Friday, January 10, 2014

My Green Smoothie Awakening

Adapt and evolve.
It is the only way to survive. In a restaurant kitchen, I adapted by developing a pretty impressive potty mouth and learned how to drink whiskey and by working really fucking hard. At this point in my life, I have come to realize that evolving is a process that is constant. It involves self-awareness, the mental and emotional capacity to call things what they are and the ability to address what needs to be changed and actually do it.

OriginalCinn is many things right now. Given the myriad of things on my plate at the moment, it will have to evolve to continue to be my creative outlet. It will be a place to share my new gluten free recipes, as my lovely wife has discovered she has a gluten intolerance. It will be a place to say "see you later" to my Dad to be able to cope with the pain of losing him. It will also be a place to use some of the super cool stuff we got for our wedding! OriginalCinn will continue to evolve because it is what I need to be able to adapt.

Moving on...
Funny story: The other day I came home in a tremendous mood! I was joking, smiling...being cheeky. My wife, who is now accustomed to me coming home much less chipper stopped me mid-story as I was fixing dinner and said, "Wait. A green smoothie? is THAT why you're, uh, normal? You had a green smoothie?" She was right. Casually I had mentioned my lunch time concoction. Kale, peaches, a banana, coconut water and apple juice made all the difference in my mood and energy that day. It brought me back to life. Having been very ill from stress over the Holidays fueled my green smoothie awakening. Something had to change, and it was kale.

Peachy Green (My favorite Whole Foods Market green smoothie, with a few additions)

Add all of this stuff to a blender to make a 16oz. smoothie.
  • 1 1/4 cups Frozen Kale
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup apple juice
Blend it up smooth, then resist the urge to punch through walls with all of the energy you have.


  1. That smoothie sounds like just what I need. Thanks for sharing it.

    Hang in there through all that change. It does sound like you've got a lot going on. But I bet using this as your creative outlet is going to be great for you and for us (especially if that recipe is any indication.)

    Hang in there.

    1. Seriously, this thing saved me! Thanks for reading and for the comment, Amy. It's going to be good coming back to blogging...fueled by deliciousness. ;)

  2. Loooks amaaaaazing! Wish I had a blender!

    1. No blender? At all? That makes me sad. There are so many reasons to have one and I bet your kiddos would have a blast making smoothies! Thanks for the comment <3


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