Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vitamix: Day One

I'm determined to develop healthier habits and so I took the plunge and ordered a Vitamix - a refurbished one from their website. They said it would take a little while to ship, and it did. Meanwhile I've been pinning green smoothy recipes on Pinterest. I watched the documentary "Fat, Sick and Almost Dead." I read the book "Salt, Sugar, Fat." I've scoured the "Blender Babes" websites. I'm ready.
So here I am, Day One, with the main goal of incorporating more healthy food into my life and subgoals of losing 15 pounds or so, avoiding morning fast-food drive bys, and reaping the benefits of clearer skin, blah blah blah, - all the great stuff kale and blueberries are supposed to do for you.
Today's morning smoothy included: apple, carrot, celery, fresh pineapple, banana, tons of spinach and a few ice cubes. It is silky smooth, courtesy of the Vitamix. It tastes... like a LOT of celery. Why? Celery doesn't even have an overwhelming taste. It must be the spinach that I'm really tasting. It's rejected outright by the oldest teen and the youngest chokes down two sips. Well, more for the grown ups. It kind of thickens as it sits in the fridge waiting to accompany me to work.
I go ahead and blend up the lunch smoothy to take with me. I'm a little nervous about how it will look by noon, so I throw in some lime from my tree to help preserve it. Menu: Black grapes, pineapple, carrot and spinach.
BAD idea to try to take my allergy pill with it. That did not go smoothly. But I'm optimistic. The taste definitely wasn't bad and I can get used to the texture. I have lots of fruit - mango, strawberries and bananas - that I popped in the freezer this week as they were about to turn, so that will keep the menu enticing for a while.

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