Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Well this is surely a milestone and cause for celebration - my 26 year old son made a Green Smoothie for ME! He used the blender that I got for him (a basic inexpensive 3 speed type), and ingredients we shopped for at Trader Joes - but the recipe was all his and he had such joy creating it, including a 'secret' ingredient that he did with flare - he had me turn around so I wouldn't see him put the 'hot pepper sauce' into the mix at the end. He said he was a little timid to make it for me - because 'mama is such a pro'.
The blender didn't quite do the job that my Vitamix does, but I'll tell you, no smoothie ever tasted as good as this one - because of all that it represents to me. To see my son take up this idea and embrace it for himself and to be innovative and delighted with his green smoothie preparation - wow that's a milestone and I am a proud Mama, indeed!
And the raw life inspiration continues - my sweetheart and I visited the very best local Farmer's Market yesterday and scored some beautiful red russian kale, miner's lettuce, radish blossoms and all manner of greens - it is always such a celebration! And when he spoke about needing to release some excess weight and began to complain about it, I gently (I hope so anyway) reminded him that he has all that he needs to make good choices - starting with chia breakfast, green smoothies and daily walking just for starters.
Then, for a lovely surprise, the Fairies left this for me today!
(ok I made this part up - no fairies were involved in the preparation or delivery of this salad - but they coulda been, right?)