De Ma Cuisine



April 2013



Dear Younger Me, I Like Fruits and Vegetables

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SmoothieIf my self at age 9 knew how I eat now, she might not approve. She might think that having more Doritos, Crunchie bars, Froot Loops, white bread, and Sherbet in my diet would be more fun.

I realize that those aren’t all that outrageous. I was just trying to think of things that were treats when I was younger.

My parents did a good job of feeding us healthy foods. I don’t really remember hating it or anything. Maybe I was a bit indifferent. In any case, I now recognize the importance of what we eat. I know that a diet that consisted solely of Froot Loops wouldn’t be a wise choice for me. Doritos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day would be a disaster. Just like my parents allowed us, I definitely have room in how I eat for treats. Definitely. But, there’s a fierce love for fruits and vegetables that will not be denied.

Move over Froot Loops. I’m eatin’ real fruit now.

Sometimes in the form of a drink.

One that doesn’t include ice cream.

Sorry, younger self.

I like smoothies now. So there.





Happy Eating!


Last modified on 2013-09-05 17:15:41 GMT. 0 comments. Top.


Recipe Type: Drink, Fruit, Vegetable
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine, adapted from Jacob Pries’ recipe
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Goodness in a glass!
  • 1 navel orange or 2 mandarin oranges, peeled (I like to peel with a knife so I can remove the outside of the segments)
  • 2 super ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 C kale or spinach
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  1. Combine all ingredients in your favorite blending apparatus. Blend to desired consistency.


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