Hi everyone! Before I begin, can we give Brian a big round of applause for his lovely Mother’s Day post? He really appreciated all the comments and I appreciate him. Also, please attend our free raw food workshop tonight 7-8:30PM, Thursday, in Montclair. Email me for more deets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, how much do I love serving my green shakes to unsuspecting, suspicious strangers who become instant converts? A lot! I served them at a fundraising event run by the Newark Junior league on Thursday and met these two attractive pregnant ladies who have their own clothing company (GORGEOUS stuff, by the way-checkout their site: www.aprilmarin.com-I am sooo getting the Green, sleeveless Lily dress) and they went NUTS over the shakes.
As you will see in the video above, they can’t stand eating vegetables during their gestation period but LOVED the green shakes. They asked many questions about the shake, what was in them, how they are prepared, etc. and swore that the shakes would become a staple in their diets. They kept coming back for more-all night!
My joy at these kinds of tasting events (I also show the Montclair Pre-K event I worked this weekend as well in the video above)reminds me of a social psych class I took in college. I remember learning that there were all these studies demonstrating that we humans are much more inclined to like someone more or be invested in them more if we knew they didn’t like us originally but got them to like us. Similarly with my green shakes, when I create a green shake drinking convert, it feeds my drive to have green shakes take over the world!!!!!!
Please allow yourself to be refueled by the, perhaps, sporadic compliments that you receive from your friends and family about your cooking. Focus on the positives even if they usually dis you and let it keep you going. You rock!
Here’s my latest green shake recipe:
mixed frozen fruit (I bought a huge bag of frozen fruit from Costco comprised of peaches, strawberries, honeydew melon and pineapple)
In a blender, fill the pitcher 3/4 full with packed spinach-not really packed but a little
fill the last 1/4 with the frozen food
Add 4 cups water and blend until fully smooth. Add a banana or a little O.J. if you need a bit more sweetness.
Blend until smooth.