Friday, June 17, 2011
Broccoli Water Popsicles
J: "Wow that water is really green!"
Mom: "When you cook vegetables, some of the vitamins and nutrients are lost in the water."
J: "So, that green water is full of broccoli nutrients? Maybe I should drink it."
Me: "Drink it? I guess it is full of good stuff, huh. Sounds like a good idea."
Mom: "You will still get plenty of good things from eating the broccoli."
J: "Maybe I should save the broccoli water."
Mom: "It would probably taste better as a popsicle."
Me: "Great idea, Mom. The popsicles would definitely taste better than just drinking it."
J and I get out the popsicle molds, dump the green water in and pop them in the freezer. All while my mom is probably thinking we are completely psycho.
A few hours later . . .
J: "Let's go check our popsicles."
J: "They're done." Pulls one out.
J: Tastes it. "It's not that bad. Plus, it's full of healthy stuff."
L: "Yeah, it's not that bad, Mom."
A few licks later . . .
L: "This is kind of gross."
J: "Yeah, you're right."
Moral of the story is - If you want to save your nutrient-filled steamed veggie water, add it to something else that actually tastes good.