It’s Tuesday and my Organic Smoothday. The sun has been shining and I feel light and optimistic. Since the colour yellow is generally connected with happiness and optimism I decided to go with a yellow smoothie this beautiful autumn day.
Chrysanthemum / lemongrass ice tea
A tea spoon agave syrup
This one contains freshly squeezed orange, lemon and grapefruit,
ice tea made from dried chrysanthemum flowers and lemongrass, banana, pineapple, ginger, ground cardamom, turmeric powder, bourbon vanilla a tea spoon agave syrup and ice!
Now time for some studying. I’m currently reading Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual. A real classic in the bartending world. It’s very informative but many times out dated (well the first edition was published in 1882), so keeping that in mind, it’s really interesting to read about Mr Johnsons contemporary views on everything regarding the industry. From how you properly attend a bar, to manage one or even opening your own to what is needed in a bar, equipment and spirit wise, and pretty much the original recipes on classic cocktails like a tom collins or a mint julep. Since I’m currently looking for a bar job in Berlin I especially appriciate his opinion on how you should behave at a job interview: ”A bartender inquiring for a position should be clean shaved, with clothes well-brushed, and shoes blacked; and should not speak to the proprietor with a cigar in his mouth, and neither should he spit on the floor, be chewing a tooth pick, use slang or profane language, or indulge in other bad habits. All his answers should be short and in a polite tone of language.” Now well job interviews for bartenders today might not inquire this kind of well grooming and over polite behaviour. Spitting on the floor might not be a good idea though 😉 But for example he goes on and recommend that if you’re a bartender looking for a position you should leave the bar immediately after the interview in order to not occupy the managers time more than necessary or to let anyone in the bar (if the meeting is held there) know what the business was about since it may come to someone being discharged from his/her position and you to replace him/her. Now this is good advice I believe. And he also reminds you that it’s wise to decide on hours, whether by day or night, salary, privileges, if meals are included or not, what is demanded of you and the rules and regulations of this particular working place. There’s a lot more to this book, I suggest you go get you own copy if you work in the industry or just happen to be very interested in it and the history of it.
Well, shine on !
Being a bartender and working most weekends Sunday is basically my Saturday and Tuesday my Monday so to speak.. And today is Tuesday and I’m back to work. I don’t work service at the moment since the decision to move to Berlin was indeed a spontaneous one and I’m currently enjoying the city and the organisation of my stay here. But nevertheless it’s time to get some work done today and I figured I’d kick start with a healthy smoothie breakfast / lunch.
Everything here is organic <3
I went to the Bio Company on Boxhagnerstrasse to get some fresh organic ingredients and since I feel I have a cold coming up I wanted to make a healty green smoothie today. Garlic, ginger, lime, chia seeds are some super ingredients to fight a cold and I also got basil, bananas, avocado, apple and almond milk. Ice I had at home. Always have ice at home, it’s so important if you care about what you drink and the taste of it.
Everything goes in the blender, it’s up to you how much of everything according to your taste. Be careful with the garlic though, since it’s fresh it has a really stingy taste with a bitterness to it and you don’t wanna use to much. And make sure it’s not old (!) then it’ll taste horrible.
More ice !! And basil, I figured
I won’t even try to describe the relationship between a bartender and ice.. But we basically love it 😉 I’ll explain it more further in a separate post dedicated to ice.
Ready for some seriousness and important stuff …
Cool, this was really tasty and if you’re making your own health smoothies don’t forget to observe the changes in your body after drinking it. What happens? How do you react to it? It’s for me crucial to listen to how my body respond to what I eat and drink, whether it’s healthy or not 😉 in order for me to understand my needs and experience pleasure through it.
With these words I wish you a nice week ! Hope it started as good as mine. And if not, you’ll turn it around if you want to