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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kiwi Kale Smoothie

This kiwi kale smoothie was really just a way to use up the lingering old kale and kiwi buried in the back of the fridge after cleaning it out.  Of course, those aren't the only two things in it, and this is a great way to pack in some good old vitamins, but using them up was the primary objective of it.  I ended up pairing this smoothie with Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City, which critiques the development of cities (primarily in the United States, although developing world countries-- I hate to use that phrase, but second-world can get a bit 'messy', so to speak-- do make an appearance).  He focuses primarily on the evolutionary aspect of the urban sites that encapsulate cities-- identifying the development as a growth cycle focused primarily on access which leads to industrialization, and in successful cities, a redirection of that industrialization into education and white-collar development.  Using examples of Boston (go team!) and New York City against cities that have not evolved with the times (i.e. Detroit, Cleveland, etc.), he suggests that the evolution of the urban space as a success is predicated by the development of competition within the urban spaces.  Detroit, for example, is not successful in its long-term growth because it relied mainly on one source of power-- automotives.  Anyways, Glaeser has a solid, interesting book here, and I definitely recommend it to anyone interested.  Now back to drinks!

1 kiwi
3 ice cubes
1 cup, kale
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 strawberries
1 banana


  1. Who would've guessed kiwi's work so well in smoothies ;O Extremely refreshing smoothie, thanks for the recipe!

    1. We're glad you enjoyed it-- thanks for the feedback!