Matthew texts me: Look, I’m drinking St. Patty’s Day Beer again!
[Robyn aside: Hmm. Genius. Tell your husband that his green smoothie is a St. Patrick's Day beer.]
Matthew: Does it ever crack you up that there are guys out there who used to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, who now hold their fist up in the morning and yell, “Curse you, green smoothie girl!”
Me: Yep. I meet them in 60 cities, USA, annually. More like, I meet their wives.
I think that secretly these guys, robbed of their bacon and eggs, like to make jokes about it, but they’re GLAD that they’re healthier because of you ladies who care about them enough to put a big jar of green in their hands. They like to play dumb about it, but they’re thankful. Most of them.
And it seems I always get one guy who tells me after class, “I’m the green
smoothie GUY around here, and I dragged HER here.”
I get a lot of women telling me stories about their husbands’ resistance to the new nutritional regimen, occasional outright sabotage. But I love to hear stories from women whose husbands are their PARTNERS in a shift to smarter nutrition. (Tip: get him to come to my class next time I’m in town, and get him to do his own reading, of The China Study, for example.)
Tip: if you want to make smoothies taste more like beer, learn how to make Rejuvelac or even better, kefir, from Step 8 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Make that the base of your green smoothie rather than water.