When life gives you lemons brown, speckled bananas, freeze ‘em quickly and make a sweet, creamy smoothie.
This year has already brought with it an immense amount of excitement, positive experiences, and inspiring opportunities for which I’m so ecstatically grateful. On the flip side, there have also been a handful of stressful and tough moments that were completely unexpected. Life has a way of keeping us on our toes. Just when we settle in and get comfortable, something gets tossed in our direction that loosens the freshly-firmed ground under our feet. Loss, love, stress — whatever the unexpected ‘something’ is — jumps out at us from the closet of life. Sometimes it leaves us breathless and shocked, other times it leaves us with a warm heart and feelings of contentment. I find this juxtaposition of competing emotions to be tricky to navigate as it tends to feel all too bittersweet. But the older I get, the more I realize that the only way to get around these experiences is to go right on through them. Live them, feel them, and let them go.
- 1 frozen banana
- ¾ cup water
- ½ to ¾ cup ice
- ¼ cup raw cashews*
- 2-3 medjool dates, pitted
- optional: 1/16 teaspoon sea salt**