So, I’m so so so excited bc my parents bought me a Vitamix as a birthday present and it finally arrived last Thursday! One of the joys of apartment living in SF is not being able to have anything delivered to the apartment since we’re never home to sign for our packages, therefore we have to get everything sent to the office and then lug it home on the bus. Well, the Vitamix arrived and as it weighed 18 lbs there was no way I was lugging it anywhere… I was finally able to bring it home today when D & I were zipping around the city in our Zipcar running errands – hurray!
This machine is so amazing… you turn it on and it seriously sounds like you’re about to take off to the moon. I’m sure my neighbors will love me in the morning!
My first Vitamix experiment was a green monster smoothie – I love that name. My mum’s been making green juices and smoothies for a while, and she adds fun ingredients like cayenne pepper and ginger, and uses kale & other leafy lettuces in addition to spinach. Well, I guess not everyone finds these smoothies fun… D told me that my one tonight “tastes like dirt” and my dad compares them to licking lawnmower blades! As if!! (sorry, just saw Clueless for the first time in ages the other night and the lines are stuck in my head) Anyways, don’t let the boys’ opinions put you off… give the green monster a try!1 handful spinach
1 smaller handful of microgreens
2 small green apples
english hothouse cucumber (approximately 2 inches)
a couple of ice cubes
1/2 cup water
Blitz everything together in a blender or food processor and drink immediately!