Anyhoo...if you haven't heard what a Vita-Mix is, it's a high-performance blender. This bad boy can do everything....literally...grind homemade flours/spices, soups, ice creams, bread, etc. For us, we've used it every single day...at LEAST once a day...usually 2 or more times a day for us. We've been making smoothies galore. We're talking fresh-fruit smoothies here...complete with carrots, spinach, cabbage, inulin, grape seed extract, flax, oatmeal, etc. I always wanted one but shuddered at the price (they are really expensive). But, I don't think we'd ever live without it. So much so with the upcoming move, we're not packing it but bringing it with us instead. Yeah, we're that hooked. "5 a Day"...HA! We're well above that guideline!
My current favorite breakfast is my chocolate peanut butter banana oat smoothie. I used the following ingredients:
- Vanilla Soy Milk & skim milk (more of the former than the latter since girlfriend is lactose-intolerant)
- Skippy's Natural PB & Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams PB (although I don't favor chocolate, I do like dark chocolate)
- Ground flax seed
- Old-fashioned oatmeal
- TJ's grape seed extract & inulin
- Wheat germ
- Oat bran
Veggies in a fruit smoothie...only in the Vita-Mix.