Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pomegranate Banana Green Smoothie


Pomegranates must be one of the most difficult, yet delicious, fruits that is readily available at the supermarket.  Every time I buy them, I envision enjoying the seeds perched upon a hammock, lazily dreaming the sunny afternoon away.  In reality, what happens is they make it to my fridge, and the torture/mess/time of pulling out the seeds manages to make their temporary home on the top of the pickle jar a semi-permanent home.  Only when the skin begins to show brown tinges does the realization that I have to face reality and tackle the skinning of the pomegranate.  The best way that I've found to skin a pomegranate comes from filling up a bowl of water, fire on your favorite tv show (for me, this can range from Scooby Doo to Rome), cut the pomegranate and half, and with your hands submerged in the water, pull apart and thumb out the seeds.  When you've got a lot of pomegranates because there was a huge sale about a month ago, smoothies are a great way of using them up without wasting them.

The book that the smoothie is sitting on Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" is a great critique of the relationship between the colonizer/colonized, specifically as it pertains to Africa/the African diasporic experience.  Concerns of the native intellectual and authentic identity riddle the text, and as his last work, it stands as one of his best.  While dense in terms of its ideas, it stands as an easy read as far as psychoanalysis goes.  A must read for anyone interested in race and identity.

1 pomegranate, seeds only
1 banana
1 apple
2 handfuls of kale
1/2 cup water

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