The end of the smoothie

September 1, 2007

banana mango smoothie

Bananas are peeled and broken into chunks, nestling down into the bottom of the blender. Blueberries retrieved from the freezer clinking playfully against the glass filling in the spaces between the bananas. Flax seed golden and brown turns to powder in a few rotations of the grinder. This seed dust glitters down on top of the fruit creating fibrous mounds here and there. Vanilla soymilk cascades into the melange slicing through and filling the space between. Water sloshes in cutting the creaminess and bringing the liquid line up to the top. Blender cover securely in place.

With the turning of the dial electricity surges into the powerful blades that quickly and deftly turn all to a thick purplish liquid. Cap uncovered, glasses in place to receive the morning ambrosia.

Beverages in hand we repose in the front room, the world waking up to us. First touch of purple liquid to tongue sends a jolt of recognition through the body, the fast is over and digestion can commence. Slow gulps and moments of staring, the nectar disappears into a satiated stomach and wistful eye.

Glasses returned to sink, remnants of fruit washed down the drain, a morning ritual comes to a close. Yes this is the end of the smoothie for today and with luck there will be another tomorrow. Perhaps then we’ll use strawberries and drink the pink.


10 Responses to “The end of the smoothie”

  1. Gill Says:

    That had me salivating all over my desktop LOL! A very “refreshing” take on the prompt.

  2. gautami Says:

    I want one! Next time make one for me too.

  3. let there always be smoothies…

  4. patois Says:

    Leaves a delightful taste in my mouth, this post. I am a sucker for a good ending.

  5. Rena Says:

    Delicious! Wonderful way to start the day!! Great take on the prompt.

  6. hope Says:

    I’m in line too!

  7. Matthew Says:

    Thanks to you all, luckily there is plenty of smoothie to go around! Since we are physically apart I hand to you a virtual smoothie,


  8. awareness Says:

    And let me send you some beautiful New Brunswick blueberries, hand picked this morning for you…….well, virtually 🙂

    Smoothies are a staple at our house as are blueberries.

  9. Matthew Says:

    Thanks Awareness, I love blueberries and gladly accept them!

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