She used to blend Dandelion greens in water and drink it straight, yo. Not even a sweetener to chase it down with! Now that's hardcore.
Her other keys to health and longevity were a daily dose of Cod liver oil, sodium-free foods, and only eating meat in the winter. She died in February of 2011. I think about her all the time, mostly because I do a lot of things that remind me of her, like blending green stuff up in the blender and drinking it. Only I add sweetener. My Grandma didn't have Pinterest growing up, but if she did, she might've loved collecting recipes for green smoothies, like me.
I printed out this Green Smoothie Formula and taped it onto my kitchen cupboard. It's been a lot of fun concocting different smoothie recipes by following this guide:
You seriously can't go wrong with this! I've thrown some really odd sounding ingredients together in the blender, yet everytime my smoothies come out tasting delicious!
The other day I added:
2 cups water, a handful of spinach, a handful of zucchini chunks, 1 frozen banana, 1 green pear, 1 Tbs of Peanut butter, 2 Tbs of soy protein powder, 1 Tbs of flax seed, 1 tsp stevia, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
I blended til smooth, then found myself in super-smoothie heaven. MMMMmmmmmm.
**This next ones for you, Grandma! Maybe someday I'll even be brave enough to try Dandelion greens.