Back in the spring I signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share at a local farm. This means I get a box of produce every week, and I never know what I'm going to get until I go pick up the box on Thursday. It's really fun! Lately there have been LOTS of cucumbers and squashes in that box every week. This morning, needing to use up some patty pan squash, I decided to chop up a particularly large one and toss it, raw, into my morning smoothie along with chunks of frozen peach, a banana, a few ounces of almond milk, and water. No kale or spinach in my CSA share this week, so the smoothie was a pleasant peachy color instead of my usual green shade. Nonetheless, Nathan does not share my taste in food, and even the nice color could not entice him to try it. I believe his words were something along the lines of:
"I would no rather drink that than I would raw sewage."
Regardless of Nathan's unenthusiastic (albeit uninformed) review, I recommend this idea if you have squash coming out your ears and need to use it up. The smoothie was delicious. (I don't think you can really taste the squash.)