Tuesday, January 13, 2009
And it flew in on our new Vitamix blender.
That green smoothie is parsley, spinach, pear, apple and who knows what else. Oh, flaxseeds and liquid vitamins. It packs a powerful punch of vitamins and energy, and is the perfect way to drink some of those vegetables and fruits coming in the weekly CSA. I'm having one every day and am amazed at how much more clarity and energy I have.
Somedays, I go the berry route, with berries we picked and froze this past summer, yogurt and banana, but it's the green alien that's amazing me the most. It actually tastes good. I can drop in some fresh ginger and it has zing.
As to the Vitamix, it's amazing. It purees everything into smoothness within seconds, including ice, and is living up to everything I'd been told by friends who swear by them. Did you know a Vitamix's blades go so fast that you can make hot soup in them? And we have. Running for 4-5 minutes, it actually heats vegetable puree to a point where it steams. Crazy talk, I know.
I'm doing the spinach to increase iron intake, but the greens are helping increase Vitamin D, which is really important for me this time of year during our short, dark grey days. And just the intake of this amount of vegetables is helping to reboot my system. There are a ton of resources on the web for more information, and googling "green smoothies" or "green juice" will get you there.
The question is, drinking these daily, how many days will it take until I look like this?