I don't know if you all have been to a Publix grocery store before but I am pretty sure their cashiers are told to comment on at least one item you purchase when you check out. Over the years, it has led to interesting comments as the cashier struggles to find something to say about whatever random item I have purchased. Most times, if they really can't think of anything to say, they will just ask if whatever thing tastes good. On one occasion, a cashier told me that she couldn't eat the cereal I was purchasing because it made her gassy. L.O.L. TMI lady, TMI.
Last week, I came across a recipe for a beet smoothie. Weird, I know. I had never eaten beets before but had seen other people post about drinking beet juice before running so when the recipe popped in my inbox, I thought I would give it a try. I went to Publix to gather up my beets and other ingredients. As the cashier rings up the beets, he asks me what a person would do with beets. I tell him most people probably cook them but I was going to put mine raw in a smoothie to which he says.... "that sounds very healthy, a lot like eggnog". Ummm, yes. Much like eggnog. Or not. The guy bagging the groceries then says "I am thinking the beet thing is healthier than eggnog though because I am pretty sure she doesn't put liquor in her smoothie." What would I do without the employees of Publix.
In case you are wondering, the beet smoothie is 1 c water, a small beet (peeled), a small pear, 1/2 c frozen cranberries, 1/2 c frozen cherries and 1 cup red cabbage. (Liquor optional...) Blend it all up and enjoy! I have developed a weird addiction to it. You can taste the beets in there but it isn't overpowering. Give it a whirl if you are looking for a healthy alternative to eggnog. ;)