I once had a boss who gave a hard time to anyone answering the question “how are you?” with the word “busy“. It didn’t stop any of us from defaulting to it anyway, but it did make you think about how often it is offered up as a reply or an excuse.
Why? Are we all looking for sympathy? Or acknowledgement? Or is it simply easier than any of the alternatives answers?
Who knows. But lately I’ve been head-down-bum-up, had lots of bits-and-pieces-on-the-go, lots of balls-in-the-air… You get the point, in short I’m busy, but I guess it’s better than the alternative.
So the interest of my sanity and the fact that everyone else is busy too, I’ll keep this short with another celebration of late-summer fruit and vegetables.
The fact that the ingredients appearing in this juice are suspiciously similar to the ones in the salad from earlier in the week is not lost, however they were made at entirely different times over the past month. Not particularly hard to tell where my head and shopping habits are right now…
By the way, how are you?
Summer Cantaloupe, Cucumber & Mint Green Juice
Serves: 1 – multiply as required.
- cantaloupe [rockmelon], cubed
- cucumber, chopped
- handful fresh mint
- fresh lemon juice
- ice cubes, optional
Blend all ingredients until smooth, or put through a juicer.
Garnish with lemon, mint and a fancy straw, because fancy straws make everything better.
- Make sure your ingredients are well chilled if you like cold juices. Freeze the melon cubes first for a thicker smoothie-esque consistency.
- I don’t have a juicer and use a hand-help immersion blender for pretty much everything.
- You could peel the cucumber, I didn’t.
vegan // gluten free // dairy free // soy free // nut free