Saturday, July 09, 2005

7/9/05

7:46 a.m. I got this drink called "Green Goodness" from the grocery store last night. I thought maybe I would start to try and eat better. You can only have brownies and Diet Coke for breakfast for so long before it catches up with you. At least that's what I'm told.

I open the cap and peer in the bottle. It looks like soupy green sludge. I make a face. I read the ingredients. Hmmmm. Wheat grass (gag), spirulina, spinich, barley grass, garlic, broccoli, blue green algae, Jerusalem artichokes, open cell Chlorella. Ack! I must have been crazy last night! I'm not sure what open cell Chlorella is, but it sounds dangerous. I take a sniff. Smells okay. Like apple juice.

I finally work up the courage to take a sip. Mmmm. Tart. Sweet. Not bad. I can't taste any of the nasty stuff. This might turn out okay after all. I take a few more sips and then wash it down with a bite of brownie.

What? Don't look at me like that. Baby steps.

11 comments:

kitty said...

You forgot to warn us with your usual WARNING: GRAPHIC/DISTURBING.

Polly P.I. said...

Haha! So I did.

tamara said...

I am addicted to V8 juice, so also once gave Green Goodness a try. Same conclusion. Blech.

Marie said...

I recommend green or red tea, Polly. It tastes great, has very little or no caffeine, and is healthy! You can't not like green tea.

Jeff Meyerson said...

open cell Chlorella.

That just sounds so wrong I don't even have enough words to express it.

Well, Marie, green tea is OK I guess, but I'd hardly say it "tastes great" as you claim. But compared to "Open Cell Chlorella," which sounds like something a prison guard played by Roseanne would say in a prison movie starring Angelina Jolie, it has got to be better.

Polly, stick to the brownie. And if you need a drink, what's wrong with good old American H2O?

Sling Words said...

LOL -- When I first read your entry, I thought it said you were drinking Green Goddess, which as far as I know is a salad dressing my m-i-l used to purchase. I was thinking: "Geez, Polly, no wonder you've got dysentery."

Eleanor said...

You can never go wrong with Diet Coke!!!

And V-8 is good for the vitamin thingy - potassium!

Marvin | Paranoid Android said...

open cell chlorella is stella, but liquor is quicker...

Punky Brewster said...

good god, woman ... where did you get that metabolism of yours ... I so much as glance at a brownie before noon and I swell like a pregnant woman's ankles.

mike weasel said...

Open Cell Chlorella? Sounds like a horrid disease. Mad, you're the microbiologist. Care to enlighten us?

Squirrel said...

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