I’ve got something to tell ye’s..
I thought long and hard before making this announcement, but I figured there was no way I’d be able to keep my news hidden from you for 9 months…
…much less 2 years.
BOOM I got ya! You thought my 9 months remark meant I was brewing something cute, cuddly, and fury in the bun-oven. But I’m doing no such thing. I know…vicious trick.
I’ll just come right out and say it.
You guys, I got adult braces. And they’re going to be bonded to my facehole for two entire years (unless I pull them out with my own bare hands beforehand sohelpmegaaaaaaaah!).
The actual emotional, physical, and visual impact is far too intense to relay in one blog post, so I’m thinking about writing a Fireside Chat about the whole thing. Trust me, you’ll want to read it. If not for a good dose of profanity, for your own ego-boosting enjoyment.
Anyway, adult braces. I’ve had them for 10 entire days. This spot of news means two main bullet points: My mugshot’s shot, and solid food is SO NOT ON THE MENU. Like, I have no clue how I’m going to post any recipes other than smoothies, soup, and scrambled eggs over the next 24 months, but we’ll make this work, right? You have hope for the speedy recovery of my trap, right?
How about a smoothie?
After grating up a big beet for those Chocolate Beet Muffins I showed you on Sunday, I had leftover beet shreds galore, which I’ve been using in smoothies and acai bowls. It’s rare that I make the same smoothie twice, much less drink it every day for a solid week, but that is exactly what I’ve been doing with this smoothie. Every dang day. Not just on account of the adult braces, but also on account of the fact that it tastes sooooo good!
I recommend it.
Even if you don’t have a single brace in your face.
Give your teeth a dang break.
Drink your beets.
Strawberry Beet Coconut Smoothie
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1-½ cups ripe strawberries
- 1/3 cup shredded beet
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- ¼ cup orange juice
Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.