I used to resent the people who posted Vitamix recipes. I wanted to know who these people were with $300.00 blenders!
No, I didn't buy one. Cheryl wanted a new tv and I said she could get it if she bought me a Vitamix. I thought I won that argument right then and there. Instead we have a new fancy TV and a Vitamix!
You can do most of what I can do in a home blender, just not as thick or as smooth. If that's not worth the money to you, don't get one.
I do really love mine though, so if you can get someone else to buy it for you make sure you do!
Part 1: Make the So Delicious Milk Turn Green
- 2 cups Unsweetened So Delicious
(Vanilla works well too** - just make sure to taste before adding sweetener)
- 5 cups assorted baby greens and/or lettuces, loosely packed
(I used red cabbage, chard, pea shoots, kale, and lettuce)
- 4 large sprigs parsley
- 4 large sprigs fresh mint
(I used lavender mint)
Part 2: Make It Thick and Sweet
I use all frozen fruit to get an almost ice cream texture. I like it very thick, but I also use a Vita-mix. If you are using a regular blender use the smaller amount of pineapple and you may need to up the liquid amount too.
You can use only fresh fruit or a combination of frozen and fresh depending on what texture you prefer.
- 1/2 to 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries
- 1 teaspoon orange flower water (food grade)
- 1 teaspoon rose flower water (food grade)
- 1/2 packet Trader Joe's stevia **
(each brand is different - use a small amount and add a dash at a time)
- 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon agave (optional)**
Part 3: The Transfer
Blueberries can be a dangerous thing in the morning. I've stained more than a few shirts doling these out before I leave to go to work. Avoid that “oh crap” moment by wearing an apron or stash a “smoothie shirt” in the kitchen to change in during the transfer of smoothie from the blender into glasses. Trust me it’s really worth it!
Part 4: The Drive to Work
As you slip the smoothie into your cup holder there is no doubt you are getting your day off to a good start. It was worth the effort. Go ahead, enjoy feeling a little smug and self-satisfied for a minute or two. Your smoothie will never tell!