31 December 2013

The Seabiscuit of Smoothies: Green Apple

aesthetic fauna // green apple smoothie
The spectacular thing about language is its propensity for pliability. When I explain to an inanely picky almost three-year old, for example, that the foreign substance in his breakfast cup is a green apple smoothie, there's a pretty good chance he's going to put that phrase together in such a manner that the smoothie is made out of a green apple, when in fact, green and apple are adjectives describing the smoothie, and the former is representative of a couple ingredients not toddler-approved. Luckily for me, it passed the taste test, and I didn't exactly have to lie.

The name hails from my favorite racehorse- small, slightly unsightly, but splendid in the only ways that matter. Bottoms up.

aesthetic fauna // green apple smoothie
seabiscuit smoothie
makes two portions

  • 1 big (or 2 small) stalk(s) of celery, finely sliced
  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ cup (123g) plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon wheatgrass powder (optional)
  • ¾ cup unfiltered apple juice
  1. Put it all in a blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Drink.