I am a smoothie girl.
I had a roommate in college who worked for JambaJuice (she also went home at Christmas break and never came back, thinking she was pregnant -- but that's a whole other story). I used to bask in the joy of her making me homemade Jambas. I was shocked to learn that you had to sign a contract before working there promising not to disclose their "secret jamba recipes."
Didn't they ever learn to SHARE???
I was also shocked to learn that my roommate had no morals (this was before Christmas break, obviously). She shared recipes right and left.
Why did I not have the foresight to type and save those dang recipes?
I suppose it was fate because I lacked the main ingredient -- one of these babies:
I covet this little machine (maybe I should secretly steal Amy's).
If you've never heard of vita-mix then I'm sorry for you. Go here to learn more, but beware of the temptation to covet that will inevitably overcome you.
I have wanted one for years and the other day I remembered that fact. I made smoothies for our breakfast and realized it mostly tasted like strawberry/blueberry milk. Milk - that's mostly all I could taste. Then my mind wandered over to vita-mix land where you don't need to add liquid because the thing pulverizes your food so much that liquid results immediately. So you just throw in a bunch of fruit (even whole apples) and voila, you have a smoothie that doesn't taste like milk.
I will get a vita-mix someday -- if I had just saved a little every month instead of just plain pining away for it then I would definitely have the $500+ to buy the dang thing.
So my new plan is to make an envelope labeled "Vita-Mix Fund."
Every month I shall contribute to it until someday (hopefully soon), I will be able to make all the smoothies I want with my shiny new vita-mix.
Or I could just write the government for a $700 bailout (and get the deluxe package).
And maybe then I'll consider getting a job at Jamba Juice and work there a month - okay a week - only to get the recipes (for my own personal home use, of course, not to be shared).
Sounds like a plan . . . I'll keep you updated on my quest.