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We Can't Afford to Eat This Well

As you can’t help but be aware, I got an awesome new blender about a week ago. I’m lucky there’s a seven-year warranty on this thing, because I’m certainly going to wear the motor out before then.

Cora’s favorite smoothie right now is: one whole orange (peeled); one pint of whole strawberries; one banana; one cup of homemade plain yogurt; and, unbeknownst to her, a handful of fresh spinach leaves.

I made this smoothie for her last night with dinner, and I had to make three full batches of it. That’s three pints of strawberries, folks. Suddenly the sixty-eight pounds we picked a few weeks ago doesn’t look as big in the freezer any more.

I’ve started experimenting more with what’s going in them, and quite like a green smoothie I make for myself every morning now. A friend of mine told me she puts half an avocado in any fruit smoothie – it doesn’t add any taste, but adds a creaminess and some healthy fat to help with the blood sugar spike from all the fruit. So I’m starting to do that, too.

The upshot is that the poor blender’s been working overtime, and I’ve made copious trips back to the grocery store for more produce.

This fresh, healthy eating thing is getting expensive.


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