Awhile ago I kept hearing and seeing information about green smoothies. It seemed like everywhere I went, I saw or heard something about them. So, I did a search on Google for “green smoothies”. I did not want to be left out of the green smoothie craze!
The second website that came up, greensmoothiegirl.com, was the one I chose to look at first. And boy am I glad I did! I devoured the information that Robyn Openshaw has on both her website and her blog. I started implementing some of the steps she suggests right away and doing some of the healthy tips she recommends.
I first started by making a green smoothie. I found a very easy, quick recipe to try. I made it in the blender I had at that time. A 15 year old Kitchenaid blender that had worked well for me for a very long time. Well, let me tell you, my smoothie did not turn out very palatable whatsoever. It was not blended well since a Kitchenaid does not have the ability to blend a lot of fruits and vegetables into a great smoothie consistency. It had a lot of pulp in it that I could taste and feel as I was drinking the smoothie. I offered my kids some and they balked at it and after the first sip, would not drink anymore.
What was all the hype about? I just didn’t understand why there was so much information out there about green smoothies! Were people just choking these things down because they knew of the health benefits? I really wasn’t sure if I could do that everyday! I wanted to be healthy and to get as much nutrition from a smoothie as possible but felt like I was missing something.
Well, I was! It is called a commercial blender! This is what a restaurant uses to make smoothies or shakes. The Vitamix (which I now have) is a top of the line blender that I would definitely not hesitate to recommend for green smoothies. I found out about this type of blender from my aunt. She makes green smoothies all the time and has a Vitamix blender to do so.
I asked her questions about her blender and what she thought of it. She loves it. I decided to order one for myself and was so excited to get my Vitamix blender and get started with green smoothies! I could not wait to get it and watched for the UPS truck every day! Or maybe it was the FedEx truck, I can’t remember! A brown or white truck is what I had my eye on! LOL!
When my blender finally arrived, I was so excited! I opened it up and took all the pieces out along with the free cookbook that comes with it. I washed all the parts and made a green smoothie right away. And, voila! I had a real green smoothie! Smooth, creamy, delicious!
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