Here is another taste of ice chilled bliss from the smoothie vault. Before I can share the recipe, you have to take an oath of secrecy because ‘I will never reveal the ingredients, processing nor source of this smoothie recipe to anyone. So help me…..’
Ok. That’s out of the way. (some of you caught that and some of you didn’t. what’s done is done). Let’s get busy.
Place in blender or my smoothie fav, the magic bullet and viola.
(hey Jillymeg, check me out). Smoothie bliss worth a kiss.
OK Kazi, sounds delish, but what’s the Phoenix got to do with it? Never thought you’d ask.
The story of the Phoenix is centered around an ancient myth describing that phoenix habit of living for 500 years. After which it would migrate from it’s present home in Arabia to Egypt where it would build a nest, set it on fire and burn to death. Within days, a new Phoenix would be born from the ashes.
Well as it turns out, south of Egypt in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, there are volcanic lakes which are home to the lesser flamingo. These lakes are so hot from deposits of volcanic ash, they are uninhabitable by any other any animal. This provides a safe environment for the flamingos. It is believed that the story of the Phoenix originated from indigenous tales of the flamingos that inhabit these volcanic lakes. The the parents build a mud-cone nest that holds one egg, which males and females take turn incubating. When the chicks hatch, their parents must take care to keep the infants from falling off the nest into the caustic lake.
As nature would have it. These lakes are also the natural habitat of Spirulina. The only food eaten by the lesser flamingo. Thus, Green Phoenix Smoothie. Stay tuned for more of the random, useless information I have stored away in the curiosity box I call a brain.
Here is another smoothie recipe if you missed it.
PS. If you wondering about the Great Seal of the U.S. graphic in the upper right of this post. The Phoenix was the original bird on the great seal. How’s that for random.
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