Monday, August 30, 2010

Meet Carly and the drink that will change your life. Forever.

Meet Carly, my twin sister.


In some ways we are very similar: perpetual pipe-dreams chasers, impulsive, messy, really emotional and sensitive, thinks too much about the small things in life...basically all the traits that mother-in-laws do NOT want in a woman for their sons, those dear dear souls.

And then there are the ways in which we differ drastically: Carly, ever on the quest to be a full-on vegan, will go on and on about how much meat disgusts her and how cruel it is for the little animals to have to suffer at the expense of our taste buds (us greedy and naughty people!). I, on the other hand, can be scarfing down a rare steak while watching John Robbins in Diet for a New America (we all have that vegan friend who has forced us to watch this documentary once. Yes, THAT friend.). Carly also hikes big mountains, uses hemp soap, drinks brown rice milk, and recently made a vow with her boyfriend to not wash their hair for a month since synthetic shampoo is gagging the fish in our oceans alive, oh my gosh.

All opposing views aside, as I have alluded in one of my earlier posts, Carly's hippie health and earth conscious ways have really rubbed off of me when we lived together last year so because I love Carly, because it's a Monday, and just because, I will introduce to you the drink that will change your life. Forever.



It is like the world is made up of two camps: the people that know about green smoothies and the people that do not. There is nothing hard to make or sophisticated about these drinks. Just blend up a fruit smoothie with massive amounts of tender leafy greens and you will have a yummy snack (or meal-replacement if you're into being really really thin and don't like to eat much but I'm not a doctor so please don't take any medical advice from me *breathe breathe breathe*) that will pack a photosynthetic punch so powerful it will make all your cells tingle with life. Yee-haw!

The fruit masks up any bitter taste the greens may impart and even meat-and-potatoes Patrick has been fooled once or twice back in the day when I first made him an "all-fruit smoothie" (he has since caught onto me, that smart dude). Anyhoo, go blend up a green smoothie for your chillin's today and they will let you kiss and hug them tons. Or at least swing a high-five, like, totally. Dude.



And...Monday minute for blog hoppers:

Who was your high school Sweet Heart?
Someone named Charles. It's a long story and I have 70 pages so far to prove it.

What is your favorite vegetable to eat?

Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween. If yes, what do you have in mind?
Definitely something NOT sexy. I'm not into the sexy school girl, police woman, dominatrix costumes. King has a little pumpkin outfit already picked out so maybe the whole family will go as pumpkins.

Are you a reality show junkie? If so, what is your guilty pleasure?
YES! All food competitions, The Real Housewives, Kardashians, and ever since I got pregnant and had my baby, 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom.

What year did you graduate high school?

Monday Minute


  1. you and your twin are beautiful...I have to admit that the green smoothie world is foreign to me.

  2. You and your sis are beautiful! A family of pumpkins, that is too cute!

  3. i want to dress up like a pumpkin this year, too.

  4. All I can say about all of this is wow. Your sister is gorgeous and if I can look like that as a vegan, I may try it. I too am a reality tv junkie and I love and hate the Bachelor all at the same time. And 2005? I'm not even going to go there...

  5. I didn't realize you have a twin. :) You both are gorgeous!

    My dad drinks a variation of this every morning... without the milk and with just five "greens": Pears, celery, green pepper, bitter melon, and cucumber.


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