Soylent Green is… Tasty!


Listening to my John Coltrane station on I Heart Radio.

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I’ve been trying to eat healthier.  I’ve been having salads for lunch at work.  I try to work more fruits and vegetables in where I can.

There’s still the other side of the coin: cutting down on the less healthy options.  The Buffalo Chicken wraps in the lunchroom at work are always a stumbling block.  I will argue there is lettuce and tomato on the wrap, and its wrapped in a tortilla, and I skip the Ranch dressing, so, the sandwich is mostly healthy.  Even though the chicken is fried.  And the Buffalo sauce has a lot of butter in it.  So, it’s mostly healthy.  The trouble is, the Buffalo Chicken Wrap will be the sandwich of the week, so, I don’t have just one.  I’ll have at least three during the week.  And the lunch ladies at work make such a beautiful wrap, they put Subway and Chipotle to shame.

Where was I?  Ah, yes.  Soylent Green.

Soylent Green is the nickname I gave the green smothie I make to take to work.  I do love a smoothie.  Sometimes I follow a recipe, but after a while, I start to wing it.

If memory serves, a green smoothie is 60% green vegetables.  A lot of people use kale.  I like baby spinach.

The other 40% is other stuff.  I use frozen fruits and a couple of spoonfuls of Chia seeds, (yes, those Chia seeds) which I understand helps to burn fat.  And water.  I don’t bother with ice, since I make the smoothie the night before and put it in the fridge to take to work.

Here’s my Soylent Green, before blending.

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Pretty simple.  Baby spinach and a couple of handfuls of frozen fruit.  The fruit is called Tropical Blend: pineapple, mango, cherries, strawberries, and peaches.  Kind of a broad definition of tropical.  They can call it what ever they want.  I got a six pound bag at a local wholesale club.
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The blender.  It’s called the Fusion Xcellerator, which I got from QVC last February during an early morning inventory clearance show, featuring the lovely Mary DeAngelis.

I even like the color.

Shouldn't Green is people!

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And there it is.  Soylent Green in its final, blended form.  I love the color.  It tastes great, like a fruit juice blend, only thicker.  I think the Chia seeds act as a thickener.  Whatever.  Its tasty, and full of a lot of vitamins I usually wouldn’t get.

I have another variation that uses frozen berries: strawberries, raspberries, black berries, and blue berries.  I call it Soylent Purple, and the color is something you wouldn’t drink on a dare.

But that’s another post.
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