Green Drink Redux

One of the staple drinks of my adult life is Green Drink. It is a pineapple based blender drink with parsley, spirulina and a touch of hunny. It has been going through revisions lately, as I can’t make the arduous walk to and from Safeway for their lovely organic parsley, so I improvise, which always brings a tint of excitement and sometimes bitter disappointment. I do mean bitter in the flavor way, like when i put Nasturtiums in the drink, though it can be emotionally challenging as well ; )

Today’s parsley is not parsley, but cilantro, from the garden – with a touch of ginger, then the usual pineapple and hunny; a dash of salt – because what is life without salt? – and vegan gelatin for fingernails, flax seed meal for large fluffy poops, and hulled hemp seeds for a bit of oiliness and protein. Zip it around a few times in the blender and there you have it…

… a meal in a glass. After a few hours in the fridge, it bulks up into a thick malt-style drink that easily replaces any dairy you may still believe yourself attached to.

I found spirulina tablets so now I don’t even make the drink at all. For future reference it will be called Beige Drink. With enough Hunny, anything tastes good.


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Apologies for my delinquent bloggings. I am juggling too many oranges and apples as is normal for my lot. That is – Mutable Mutable Mutable energies everywhere in my freaking chart!

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Sequential Fasting

What is fasting? Does it mean starvation? Some days I eat rice and beans; and other days I only eat oranges. The ice cream fasting one of my favorites, as I am sure you can attest.

You can overlap the fast days. When you give up two items at once that is double fasting. Do not starve!!! That is counterinterintuive to the max. It’s really bad for you. Eating a diet rich in gently used food will ease the pain of your poverty.

This is simpler than you think. Last week I ran out of butter. I haven’t eaten butter in seven days. Avocados are .88 so I eat them instead. Stock up on your basics, rice and beans, canned goods and roots. When you run out of the “extras” – do without for a week or a month, until it goes on sale, which is the sure way to know that it’s in season.

Carnivores fast frequently. If you are one, you should take a few days off from meat and eat low on the food chain. Do not let the protein freaks, freak you out. We get plenty of protein in Modernia.

The Macrobiotic State of Mind

State of Mind is the best way to go with the seasonal flow. I venture to say that the popularity of chefs cooking delicious, nutritious meals in season is aligned with the Macrobiotic. My best advice is to be your own lab rat. Test various foods by eating an “elimination” protocol. Over time you will find your personal diet, as I explained in The Tao of Chow, years ago, when I an 100 other people knew about gluten intolerance. We were besmirchified by supercilious waiters, and disrespectful boyfriends. But no more!

Go ahead and be what you know you are through your personal diet. No one else can tell you how you feel. That is your secret to keep. Remember, when you run out of candy, stop eating candy for a few days. The same goes for dairy products. Dairy products, don’t get me started or I will post the PETA film where the worker beats a cow with an iron bar, at the dairy farm.

The Devil is Refined

I like to say that dairy is pus and flour is paste and refined powders are addictive, like granulated and powdered sugar, cocaine, heroin and meth. Anything that goes from a recognizable plant to a fine white powder is the Devil. This page is all about remembering that the only good food comes in her original package not in plastic, cardboard or even glass. Eat the apple, leave the juice. It has all the life filtered out of it.

Coca leaves are not addicting, but refined cocaine is a pimp and you are an innocent young maiden hearing his exciting promises of wealth and independence. No contest.


“Coca is known throughout the world for its psychoactive alkaloid, cocaine. The alkaloid content of coca leaves is low, between 0.25% and 0.77%.[4] This means that chewing the leaves or drinking coca tea does not produce the high (euphoria, megalomania, depression) people experience with cocaine. Coca leaf extract had been used in Coca-Cola products since 1885, with cocaine being completely eliminated from the products on or around 1929.[5][6] Extraction of cocaine from coca requires several solvents and a chemical process known as an acid/base extraction, which can fairly easily extract the alkaloids from the plant.”   Wikipedia

Milk of the poppy is a valuable pain reliever that is not addicting when used for a short time. Like anything used more than 30 days, it will become a standard of daily life and thus a possible addiction. 

Meth comes from ephedra, which is highly enervating, but I was able to stop when I couldn’t sleep. I wanted to sleep more than I desired to twirl around the house cooking and sweeping. The thing is, meth is far removed from its ancestor ephedra or Ma Huang, as the Chinese call it. We called it “stick tea” in the Southwest. Is is a lung remedy and a “happy drink”.

Ephedra-SinicaMeth comes from a pharmaceutical derivative. It is born from many levels of refinement. Below you can see the hard crystals that are manufactured from the plant above. Those sores on the faces below are typical of using the crystal. Using the plant does not mess you up like these poor crystal-addicted folks.

The farther we go from the source, the more intense are the effects. White sugar does not resemble a big fat sugar beet. After two years of Macrobiotics, I tasted a sugar drink and spit it out because it was too intense. That sugar taste was beyond my tolerance. The best way to discover how the sugar works on your body is to do without it for two weeks and then bring it back into the diet for one day. You will be educated very quickly! Two days after my sugar rush, my body holds so much water that I look like cottage cheese from my navel to my knees!


This Ted Talk is so enlightening. I know you will like it…

The Tao of Chow