the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur

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It's... green.

There is a classic scene in the original Star Trek (to which they paid tribute in TNG) where Scotty is plying an alien (who has taken on human form) with alcohol.

Scott: [Trying to drink Tomar under the table, Scotty enters, a bit tipsy, with a bottle of green liquid] I found this in the ganner room... ganner...

Tomar: What is it?

Scott: It's ...

[looks for a label]

Scott: uh ...

[looks under the bottle; sniffs it]

Scott: ... It's green.

I don't know if it is the long winter wearing on me, but lately I have found myself craving fruit and vegetable juice. Not orange juice or the like, but fresh-extracted juice. It started on a whim, when we were doing our regular weekly Safeway run, and I noticed they had a sale on carrot juice. I grabbed a bottle, operating under the principle that if it was disgusting, at least it was on sale.

It turned out to be pretty good, though. It took me two weeks to go through it because I kept forgetting that I had it, but by the time I got to the bottom of the bottle, I had decided that I was going to buy another. I finished that one in a week, but by the time I had finished it, I was convinced that I could improve on it.

The next weekend, I bought another bottle, as well as a small bag of apples, and 3 large beets. I ran the latter through the blender, and strained all three juices into a pitcher. The resulting blend was delicious, but so rich that I found myself diluting it with water when I drank it, and it was almost dangerously high in fibre. By the end of the week, I had decided to make some subtle changes to the mix (if only to not be peeing pink for another week).

I bought the carrot juice again, but this time I bought a couple smaller bottles of unfiltered apple juice, and only two beets. It was good, but not up to the previous blend. I regretted messing with my earlier success. This past weekend, I decided to mix things up, and I grabbed one of their other products.

I tried some tonight. It's green. It is so thick it almost pours like a smoothie. And it tastes... green. Think of a banana purée with a kale surprise. It's not bad, but it definitely tastes healthy, or green, or something. I will try some more tomorrow, but for now I am not entirely sold. I've poured far worse things down my gullet, so I don't think I will have any trouble finishing this. I may try it over ice tomorrow.

In the back of my mind, I can't help wondering how it would be mixed with carrot juice.
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