When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a singer, actress, fashion designer and a mom of four adopted children from Africa. I never became a singer, actress or a fashion designer (although I did design and sell my own jeans line in New York). I became a graphic designer, illustrator, recipe developer, video producer, and many other things; and a mom of two non-adopted boys. The other day, while I was making a juice with whatever I found in my fridge, I thought how cool it would be to be a smoothie designer. Imagine the endless variations of smoothies that are created every day around the world. I came up with a great combo: celery, Granny Smith apple, and basil, with an almond-milk base. Very simple, but very refreshing and intense. I love blending veggies and herbs with fruits (My juicer is in storage with the rest of my “life” so I can only make smoothies at the moment) . I know some protein powders are necessary sometimes when you’re vegan but I don’t like the powdery taste on my tongue so I never use them.