(However, I am still proudly holding out on Wicked, which I'm convinced I won't like despite my weakness for The Sound of Music, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. Musicals are one glittery and colorful corner of pop culture that I occasionally flirt with and gain a smidgen of appreciation for, yet only one false, razzly-dazzly showtune ditty shifts my fricative from a labiodental to a dental: from love to loathe.)
Razzly-dazzly? Sounds like razzly raspberries to me. And that reminds me of another beautiful berry frappéd in the Blendtec today: the blueberry. To create your own Kind of Blue smoothie, any blender or food processor will do, but I got to use my brother's Blendtec, which is pretty snazzy.
(I'm using the word snazzy? No! Broadway never will pierce the icy recesses of my heart if I keep up this smoothie regimen . . . perhaps I'll need to drink my Kind of Blue smoothie year-round. I notice I get more sentimental and able to watch musicals in the winter, and this smoothie will chase away the razzle-dazzles!)
Even if you are into musicals (as many people are), I think you can safely sip on a Kind of Blue smoothie and not risk your Playbill proclivity. Just turn on some crooning brass tunes while you blend up your green and blue (though I wouldn't consider Miles "smooth" jazz, the name works with the recipe), and get that feeling of pizzazz!
Kind of Blue Smoothie
Makes about 12 oz.
1 cup unsweetened vanilla soymilk (West Soy is my absolute favorite!)
3/4 cup of frozen blueberries (mine had a decent amount of ice between the blueberries)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey. If your milk is already sweetened you may or may not want the extra sweetener.)
a few shakes of ground cinnamon
Put all the ingredients in your blender, and ta-da! With a few spoons nearby, continue to add some sweetener to taste, until you stop buggin' out and aren't feeling so blue.
|These frozen berries were pretty icy.|
|Avocado adds some creaminess.|
You could add some soy protein or rice protein (this type I take is specifically for digestive system healing), but it does change the taste.