This past weekend, I joined my co-workers and their respective partners and friends in what is soon to become a regular FruitMonster activity – the Smoothie-thon! At the request of my eager office mates (hungry for goodness after a viewing of some of my smoothie making videos), we had a three course smoothie feast consisting of the Pineapple Banana Pear Green Smoothie, the Orange Berry Green Smoothie and the Chocolate Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie! What a line up! Check out the video below for more!
Some general comments on the Smoothie-thon experience. A) Smoothie-thons are FRUITASTIC and DELICIOUS, bring along great conversation, are a great way to make friends and definitely need to happen more often. B) Smoothie-thons are a great way for people to taste and see how delicious a ‘Green’ Smoothie really is! C) They make for fun, informative blog content (psss… that’s for you guys). And finally, D) and this one is important – they teach me how to make BETTER smoothies!
Relating to part D, and what I have learned from this experience – I need to lay down some ground rules for introducing Green Smoothies to people for the first time. I hope to create a post specifically tailored to this task in the future! I’m still processing/learning all the pointers I need to give, but I definitely gathered up a few of them this past weekend at the Smoothie-thon! For example, it is easy to forget, being a fruitmonster, how my taste buds have changed and adapted over time to absolutely love things that others might not necessarily be thrilled about. I like my smoothies warm (i.e. room temperature), since that’s the way that food is meant to be eaten, whereas most folk would like them cold, since that is what they expect from a smoothie! Consistency is another easily overlooked component – it is important to get your rookies a Green Smoothie that is really smooth. This would generally mean avoiding apples, pears or other more fiber-rich fruits and sticking with fruits that are softer (e.g. bananas, berries, mangoes)! Also, its easy to underestimate how important picking the proper colors is for making a first impression – my Orange Berry Smoothie turns brown after the green, orange, purple and red all combine. I should have thought ahead on that one! It would have been better to pick a bright colored one, such as the Mango-Berry Green Smoothie or the Peach Cardamom Green Smoothie.
Alright monsters, that’s all for tonight. Go have yourself a Green Smoothie!