The Path (a Hulu original series) is a weird show by nature. A fictional culty religion and its followers is the kind of premise that implies that. Season two episodes just started to be released, but one of the weirdest things that stuck with me from the first season, though, was the use of a green juice. Part of the "rehab" or "detox" process for members who essentially are in solitary confinement to re-find their connection to the religion is to drink a psychotropic green juice. Something our society has come to revere as the definition of a healthy choice is used in this world as a "reprogramming" device.
Anyway, I find a lot of the trendy healthy things kind of inedible (if you couldn't tell by what I cook), but there is a green smoothie from a New York City vegetarian restaurant called Terri that I LOVE. Super basic, I know, but it's pretty out of character for me to even go into a vegetarian restaurant. A few jobs ago when I struggled with a difficult work environment, Terri was around the corner, and I stopped in every day before work to get the Green Power smoothie and ease into my day. Sadly it was always the best part of my day, and the employees started to know my name and make it for me so it was ready when I came in. The worst thing about moving on from that job was leaving Terri behind. TBH Terri might as well be a cult and I would be here for their reprogramming offerings if it was this smoothie.
Luckily for me, BuzzFeed, whose offices used to be next to Terri, posted the exact ingredients that go in the smoothie so now I can have a copy in the morning with an assist from my Nutribullet. It's not rocket science, but I'll take a cheat sheet.
Copycat Terri Green Power smoothie
inspired by The Path season 1, episode 3
makes one smoothie
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 pear
- 1 cup kale
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (they use soy milk in the restaurant, but I always asked to sub)
Chop banana and pear into small pieces. Shred kale and take out stems if that's not your thing. Place ingredients in a freezer-safe container (it's easiest to use the cup you'll end up drinking out of it it works) and add peanut butter. Freeze the ingredients completely.
Once frozen, place all the ingredients in a blender. Add milk. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
You can also use the ingredients raw and add ice, but I usually prepare them in advance so they're ready to go in the morning and all I have to do is blend and go.
recipe slightly adapted from BuzzFeed's guide.