A Foolproof Green Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a simple, fool-proof recipe for building a green smoothie with no added sugar but a good amount of sweetness. All you need to do with blitz the below ingredients in a blender and follow the below ratios.

Ingredients

  • Mixed frozen fruit
  • A sweet fruit (e.g. pineapple, peaches), also frozen
  • Greens (any1)
  • Water

Mods

  • Banana
    • Adds body
    • Only need a little nub or so
    • Best to use non-frozen since frozen can be hard to blend
  • Tangy fruits (.e.g, raspberry)
    • Covers up the flavor of the vegetables
  • Use unsweetened almond/soy/cashew/oat milk instead of water
    • Usually thicker than water

Ratios

  • Liquid-to-fruit ratio is 2:1 by volume. You can eyeball it using the cup you intend to drink from.
  • Greens can be as much or as little as you want.

  1. You really don’t want to use mustard greens. [return]

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

After getting my feet wet over the last month, I’ve decided to work through Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) in its entirety. For a while this book had been on my radar, but:

  1. I’ve never had the discipline to read a textbook front-to-back
  2. I was never sure if an endeavour like this would be worth the effort

However, after reading a few rave reviews, I’m curious to see what it’d be like to actually get through the whole book. I would not complain if I experienced even a small bit of the englightenment Norvig refers to when he says, “it changed the way I think about my profession.”

The plan:

  • Read the whole book
  • Do most of the exercises
  • Watch the Sussman/Abelson lectures after getting through the whole book

Here’s to a fruitful year!

The Problem With Noise Cancelling Headphones

The problem with using noise cancelling headphones in public is you lose the ability to monitor the volume of your farts.