My Smoothie: A Silly Poem

Updated on June 9, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

One banana from a smart monkey's diet

to keep my manly chest strong and hairy

omega-3 in chia to make my brain quiet

and also some kind of a powdered berry.


From coconut that monkey knocked down

nutritious oil for so many good health uses

with spoonful of flax seeds tiny and brown

I hope nothing in this recipe really confuses.


Well, it's not all in that youth potion

a protein powder is also on that list

to keep machine in powerful motion

and I'll end it here, since you insist.


And for my final words let me just say

morning without it wouldn't be same

so I keep taking it every single day

but magic effects I will disclaim.

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      Vladimir Karas 12 days ago from Canada

      Linda---My smoothie doesn't produce anything magical either, but then, how can we really tell what our bodies think about it. Maybe that drink contains a treasure of nutrients beyond our understanding. Just like animal products may do more damage to our bodies than their advertisers are telling us.

      These suspicions and some new insights, by the way, have prompted me to start eating only plant based foods. Being retired and in my 70's I can afford to reduce my choices of foods to the basics that my body truly needs. I have been taking a great care of it so far, but---there is always something better to do.

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      Vladimir Karas 12 days ago from Canada

      John---Your smoothie sounds great too. Cinnamon is good for blood sugar, and turmeric for arteries. For these purposes I use my home made tincture. Starting today I am going on a strictly plant based way of eating. Always something new to implement in life, whether to do with mind or nutrition---a fun for these years of retirement, and a smart way to stay away from doctors.

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      Linda Crampton 13 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I often make a smoothie for breakfast. It may not have magic effects, but it is delicious!

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      John Hansen 2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Sounds like a nice healthy potion, Val. I make something similar for my wife every morning. As well as chia seeds and fruit it also has powdered greens and rosehip, turmeric and cinnamon.

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