i’ve seen a serious uptick in “green monster” smoothies online lately. i’m not afraid, and yet the closest i’ve ever gotten to making one of these is when i lived in boulder and invested in spirulina powder regularly. encouraged by jessica of nutritional knits, i have joined the masses. i’ve been putting kale from my csa in my smoothies!
you’d think it would taste too… green! it doesn’t, it tastes like a regular smoothie. i may try out jessica’s recipe at some point soon for a true green color; both times i’ve made these, mine was more olive than green (i nearly always use frozen blueberries).
on the cherry pitter tip, i finally invested in one. well, it’s not really an investment piece, it was an impulse buy. i bought it at gadgets in jamaica plain (known for awesome but seriously overpriced kitchen gadgets – this store is dangerously close to the path from my house to my csa pickup). they carry two brands, but only had one in stock when i walked in: the plastic kind. i knew a stainless one would have been better (in fact one was in my amazon wish list), and yet there i was, with the thing in hand, and with a bag of cherries in the fridge. i went for it. $10 for a potentially poorly made, single use device.
so far so good! it works well, and i’ve discovered that somehow the flavor of a whole cherry (sans pit) is so much better when you crush it in your mouth than that of a half cherry. it’s like the best part of cherry pie, without the trouble of making a crust! it’s fast to use, too. excuse me while i go pit some cherries for a fruit salad snack.