Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Avocado Shake



I've been just a little obsessed with avocados lately. They're smooth, creamy, so healthy and make one amazing shake. I like making this with whole, organic milk but it also works great with nut milks. Make it with raw honey, which is a fantastically healthy sweetener (but not too much), throw in some coconut oil for another healthy boost and indulge yourself in the luxuriously rich, milkshake-like creaminess. Try it for yourself:


Avocado Shake

Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

1 avocado
1 1/2 - 2 cups milk (adjust to desired consistency)
1-2 tablespoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5-10 ice cubes, to taste
1-4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (optional)

Remove pit and scoop avocado flesh out into a blender. Add remaining ingredients except for coconut oil and begin blending while pouring coconut oil in a steady stream.




Fun fact: avocado shakes are popular in Brazil.

What do you like to put in your smoothies?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Places We've Been

I wrote this close to a year ago in observance of two lives intersecting at the most interesting points. It was almost as if these people were trading places, having started out their lives on completely opposite ends. They were going full circle, just in different directions.

It's just that kind of strange, misty, inspiringly mesmerizing moment where you would much rather just ponder and write in gritty nostalgia than actually go into the clear details of who, what, where, when and how, as one looks up, and he looks down. Once upon a time, she was looking down, but now she understands, and there was a time that he knew, but now he is forgetting.

Know what I mean?




Places We've Been
                                               

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's it to You?



When writing my rambling post on irritations, I stopped to stare and frown at the lack of structure of the words several times too many. I kept thinking that there needed to be more organization. A thesis. Concise argument. A triangle pattern. No fragments.

But then I was like, why? This is not an essay to be graded, I said what I wanted to say, and apparently how I wanted to say it was in such a way that was not technically correct, but technically speaking in person, would do just fine. What would be the point anyway? To prove that I can write a “proper” paper? But that would be boring if I did that constantly. That’s why I have a blog. This is my safe haven for thoughts of the more creative sort, and I while I will have the less creative from time to time as it comes up, the whole pressure of getting away from technical perfection that art brings was the whole draw of having a space like this. For me, my blog is a home to rambling, poetry, stories, things that may make little sense, and things to amuse us both. It’s a break from politically correct “perfection”, because art demands no such perfection. She’s messy, indecisive, schizophrenic, but understanding.

By the way you guys, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the meaningful, thought-filled comments you left me on the post on being free. I love it when you take the time to say something!


So what is your blog to you, and why did you start blogging?