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I attended a martini party last night, and took with me the following:

1 HUGE pitcher of green smoothie - frozen peaches, banana, kale, 2 tbsp. agave (to make it sweeter for the others) and water.
1 small pitcher of green smoothie - parsley, Vitamineral Green and apples.

Raw chocolate nut clusters - home made
Raw sweet nuts - home made

Two lovely martini glasses.

Well, after arriving with my huge bin of stuff and taking ALL the ribbing for not drinking the martinis, things actually worked out GREAT! I couldn't believe how much people joked with me about being "hard core" with my diet. Why didn't I bring wine, wine's raw (I may have a glass every now and then, but right now, while losing weight etc. I want to abstain). Why don't I just have "one" martini?

Well, as they got tired, and feeling terribly full, I was feeling great. Then, it happened...one person took the chance and tried some of the green smoothie, then another, then another and before I knew it, at 11pm I looked around the room and all 8 had green smoothies in their martini glass except for one! That's pretty good! I know it was late at night, but WOW! I was so happy to see this. Should have taken a photo!!

Not only were they drinking them, but they were enjoying them. I couldn't believe it. They were going back for seconds as well. It was a great night of conversation and because I was prepared (see previous blog post) I was able to stay true to me and help my friends get some quality food into their bellies! :)

Happy Sunday to you all!

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Comment by Lisa Johnson on August 16, 2011 at 10:30pm
So cool! Nicely done Melinda! How rewarding and uplifting is that!
Comment by Neicole Teare on July 25, 2010 at 2:18pm
Awesome! What a way to show the people addicted to SAD how wonderful raw is!
Comment by Stephanie Brown on November 16, 2009 at 11:06am
wow, way to go!!! I love that you not only took a green smoothie for yourself, but you had enough to share. very cool to have adventurous friends willing to try some :)
Comment by Judy ;) on November 16, 2009 at 7:33am
You are awesome! I like how you planned in advance on what to bring and the other thing, by the end of the evening they were tired and you were feeling great. Besides finding out how good raw food can taste; hopefully they saw all the energy you still had late at night. Keep on sharing!
Comment by bitt on November 16, 2009 at 1:31am
nice job! it is hard to stay true to yourself among temptations. but most people who are worth associating with enjoy being exposed to new ideas. glad they were adventurous.

i got some kombucha from a KEG that tasted like BEER this weekend. wish i could bring that to a party. :-)
Comment by Mauri on November 15, 2009 at 11:20pm
I'll toast to that!
Comment by Denise Coleman Lyng on November 15, 2009 at 11:18pm
You got courage girl! You showed them the food we choose to consume doesn't have to taste WEiRd One huge leap for RAW! Thank you!
Comment by Marjorie Burnett on November 15, 2009 at 8:42pm
so cool, and you probably saved them from morning regrets, lol!
Comment by lisa hudson on November 15, 2009 at 8:05pm
Thanks for letting us know how it went. I am glad it went so well . I believe people on SAD think Raw Food is so hard and you showed them it was easy and that is what people want. It doesn't have to be hard to be healthy . Great job !!! Give yourself a pat on the back.
Comment by Alice on November 15, 2009 at 7:34pm
That's great Melinda, I love that you were strong enough to stand up to them, and then you got them to try some green smoothie goodness, that's even better!

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