Friday, May 13, 2011

The Big Green Smoothie

It’s been too long. It’s been too long since I’ve baked a cake; it’s been too long since I’ve braided my sister’s hair; it’s been too long since I’ve made a friendship bracelet; it’s been too long since I’ve planted a flower in the garden. It’s been too long since I’ve updated this blog.

The past month has been crazy. Between college decisions, college visits, finals, AP tests, prom, and moving houses, I’ve had my hands very full. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy being busy and running around all the time. It makes me feel productive and useful; however, sometimes, it’s nice to just sit down with a refreshing smoothie and reflect on the last few weeks.

Let’s start with all the college shiz. Well, it’s past May 1st and I’ve happily made my decision. The decision was made as soon as I walked on campus—Dartmouth College’s campus that is. I’m absolutely in love with Dartmouth, with its traditions, its school spirit, its values. I love it so much that I’ve even dedicated this post’s recipe to it. This green smoothie is so delicious and packed with so much goodness that you can count on me drinking it everyday for the next four years of my life (not really though…).

School has technically ended for me. For the next three weeks, I’m on my senior project experience. It’s simply a graduation requirement where I pose a question in an area of my choice, and gain knowledge to answer that question over three weeks. I’m going to work at SangKee Asian Bistro to gain some insight into restaurant management. Finals and AP exams came and went. We’ll see how I did soon enough, although I’m not too worried about them. I’m just so done with school.

Prom was quite an event. The actual prom was hardly the experience. It was the whole experience of planning everything, getting my nails done for the first time, buying a designer dress, sitting in a party bus, wearing four and a half inch heels and pretending they don’t really hurt like hell, spending a night out with most of the senior class in a public venue, going down to the shore with friends, and taking public transportation back home while lugging a heavy sac. It was nothing like Prom Night, or the new flick, Prom. It was simply chill and it was fun.

Now I sit on the front porch of my new house. There’s still a tonne of unpacking to do, but it’s so nice to set out everything in a new fashion. I can arrange stuff wherever I want. I’ve completely reorganized my room so that my bed faces North-South instead of East-West. I’ll wake up facing a new direction, but so what? It’s funny, because as a friend reminded me, I’ll be repacking in a few months. I guess I just want to make the most of this new home and maybe even have some fond memories in it before I head off to college.


½ frozen banana
10 frozen melon balls (frozen green grapes work too)
1 cup skim milk
2 handfuls of greens (I used baby spinach and lettuce)
1 tbsp honey


1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until no chunks of fruit remain. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to make this! It will just make me even more excited for next year.