I had already read the instructions online, and I knew I should go shopping for ingredients, but I also knew that I probably had enough to get started right away. I opened the box and rinsed all the cups and blades in hot, soapy water. Then there was no more putting it off. I rinsed off a handful and a half of romaine (there goes my Caesar salad for lunch), crammed in a banana (I would have eaten that with my vitamins anyway), and tossed in some frozen strawberries and pineapple. I topped it all off with a scoop of chia seeds, filled the water to the max line, screwed on the lid, and popped it into the stand.
I looked at it for a while. I gave it a gentle sniff. It smelled like Caesar salad and banana. I wasn't entirely sure of this combination. Maybe I should have used one of the recipes in the book. I followed the basic pattern of what should be added, but there are much tastier recipes available. Finally, I gave it a sip, and it tasted pretty good! Strawberry banana was all I tasted.
I really miss having my "liquid spinach" for breakfast, and now I can make it myself. I will head to the grocery store soon and pick up a huge bag of spinach and some more bananas and whatever else looks good. This will become a healthy habit for the new year and beyond, and maybe the kid will someday agree to try some. I can hope.
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