Smoothie Math Fail

March 5th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

Have you ever made something really, really good – but then just plain forgot to ever make it again?

Maybe it’s because it’s too painful to remember. Our brain knows that we will feel so sad we don’t have that delicious food item in front of us at this very moment, it protects us from the pain and won’t allow us to relive it. Not even a little memory jog so you can make it again. It’s like PTSD, except from food. I’ve got Post Traumatic Smoothie Disorder.

You know, I bet they’ll make a movie about my Food Psychology theories one day. We’ll call it Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Plate. The role of me will be played by Kate Winslet, and I’ll be fabulous. I can’t wait.

Anyway. I both made and blogged about an avocado smoothie last winter, but I completely forgot about it until I started thinking more about green smoothies. Or maybe my memory was triggered by my abundance of avocados. Who knows. I can’t remember. I’ll never let go, Jack.

ANYWAY. Avocado smoothie. This is what you need.

Avocado Smoothie Ingredients

Plus some milk.

That’s half an avocado, half a banana, a handful of spinach and as much milk as you need to reach the consistency you desire.

Avocado Smoothie

I COMPLETELY forgot how awesome this smoothie combo is. COMPLETELY! It’s like someone used that flashy gadget from Men in Black on me and erased my memory that I ever made, drank and blogged this green pureed beverage.

Maybe Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be in my movie too.  And aliens.  This is going to be one awesome movie.

The good news is that I seemed to have made a complete recovery from my smoothie memory disorder because I made an avocado smoothie yesterday, and I even remembered to make it again today. In fact, I made TWO today!

One for me, one for him.

Avocado Smoothies for Two

Zak, not Kaz this time. But speaking of Zak, this was the animated gif I originally made to go along with this post:

When I showed it to him he said,

Z: really? that’s all that’s in there?

Me: and some milk

Z: So your equation is wrong then!

Me: Don’t be such a math nerd.  I can’t believe I shared my smoothie with you.

Actually, I didn’t say that last part. I just thought that line up now. I hate that.

This morning’s version was for two people, but I only used half an avocado because that’s all I had left. I used an entire banana to add volume for two servings. Based on my smoothie from yesterday I can tell you that a 1:1 ratio of avocado to banana is much better than 1:2 avocado:banana ratio. Are you following my smoothie math here? I guess I can’t blame you. Allow me to break it down:

Half an avocado and half a banana is good.

Or one avocado and one banana is fine too.

But half an avocado and one whole banana? Too much. It was still good, but the banana flavor was more noticeable today. I liked the 1:1 ratio better. Just a small amount of banana is all you need to sweeten it perfectly without overpowering the avocado-ey goodness of it.

The Greener March Challenge marches on! That’s what I’ve got for you today, now just don’t forget it.


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