Monday, January 3, 2011

MY BLENDER BROKE! Patience Like a Farmer and a Green Smoothie

I had said before that once my blender breaks I will invest in a Vitamix or Blendtec--guess I need to start saving my pennies.My blender broke on New Year's Day. Did I scream? No. Did I get upset? Yes. Should I have been calm? Yes. Over reacting is something that can get the best of me. It is an evil that I struggle with everyday. But it is something that I will conquer! All of this brings me to this, something that has been on my mind. And then I will get to the green smoothie! :) PATIENCE, keeps repeating in my mind. STOP JUDGING, keeps repeating in my mind. How quickly I fall. I have been trying to work on having patience and being non judgemental all last year and it looks like this new year I will still be working them.

A few weeks ago I was strongly pierced by these words, a reminder of the things I need to work on this year. Here they are so that I can reflect and ponder them:
James 5:7-10
"Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain, brothers, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold the Judge is standing before the gates. Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord."
These are the messages that I am hearing and I will try my hardest to follow these words and live them each day. It is going to be difficult, as I fall easily, but it is something very important that I must work on and I am confident that God will give me all the graces and blessings I need; all we need to do is ask for them!

So what do you do when your big blender breaks?? You pull out the small blender!

It takes time and patience. First I add the frozen fruit and then top it with some nut mylk. Put a few banana slices on top and wait! Wait for the frozen fruit to soften so I can begin blending it with this junky blender, I mean with this wonderful little blender that I am grateful to have because I can still make my green smoothies!! See, I am doing better already. Patience, it's a virtue.
Next go in the greens, organic spinach today and some hemp protein powder.

And lastly, add a drop of almond extract. Man was this delicious! I am very calm and happy now.


Cherry Green Smoothie
1/2 C frozen pitted dark cherries
1/2 C nut mylk of choice
1 small fresh banana
1/2 of a frozen banana
1 T hemp protein powder
large handful of organic spinach
1 drop of almond extract
Blend till creamy in the blender, any blender that you are blessed enough to have!!
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for my personal size blender. Need I say more?


Cynthia said...

I think we will be in heaven by the time we get patience and being judgmental down. Were human. I pray for it everyday. It's a good goal to reach for.

I actually took a picture of my meal tonight. That means I might actually blog!!!
I tried to remake the Thai Brown Rice that I had at the Loving Hut. It turned out almost exactly. Don't ya just love it when it works out. Ty said it was a perfect match and proceeded to eat most of it. Let me know if you want to try and make it for Madison and I will seriously try to post it. Peace Cynthia

Elizabeth said...

Look forward to your post. You got to get back to it, I love reading them.
Blog about your cards and quilts too..don't you just love it when I boss you around?

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