Hello internet! It has been a long time since I have last written. Blogging for me is a lot like journaling these days, I vow to write more often and I’m basically the only one reading it. But once I renewed my domain and paid for the web hosting I realized I really need to do it or I am just throwing money in the garbage, and I really hate throwing things out.
One of many changes over the past couple years is that major things are going on in my mouth. I had one round of periodontal surgery and then I got a tooth pulled. I had gumline recession as well as weird condition called resorption which basically is when your body is tricked into thinking your teeth are a foreign object and start attacking it. They don’t really know what causes it. It’s actually quite common in cats, so my theory is that my proximity to cats and status as a certified cat lady transferred into my mouth.
The point of this story is that I’ve had a couple periods of time where chewing and eating in general have been challenging to say the least. I love food, and finding mushy meals that satiate can be a bit tricky.
I love to eat greens every day, usually in the form of a big salad. They fill me up and have lots of valuable nutrients. It sounds cliché, a vegan eating a salad every day, but unfortunately I’m the stereotype. What’s more unfortunate is “salad in a blender” doesn’t sound very appetizing.
What is super delicious, however, is a tasty shake that combines greens, fruit and nuts for a nutrient packed, delicious treat that you can sip. I had this shake every day of my recovery, plus a few extra for good measure, and because I actually enjoy eating it.
Without further ado…
- ½ apple (approximately ½ cup), cut into cubes
- 1 frozen banana (approximately ¾ cup), sliced
- ¾ cup spinach, rinsed
- ¼ c raw peanuts or natural peanut butter
- ½ cup water or soymilk
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. I would recommend using peanut butter if your blender is only so-so, because nobody wants chunks of peanuts in their beverage.