Here she is ..... my latest kitchen appliance!
She is so sturdy and broad of girth
that she looks like a giant in my small country kitchen.
I finally had a chance to give her a "whirl" today.
My sweet daughter gifted me with this famous "Oh She Glows" cookbook
by Angela Liddon
and I've been anxious to try some of the smoothie recipes.
No more excuses now that I have my Vitamix!
I used one of the Yogi Juice recipes
with a few slight variations.
The Beet-utiful Power Glow recipe calls for
1 seedless cucumber - I used half.
1 small beet - peeled and chopped - I grew some candy-cane striped beets so I used one of those.
1 medium carrot - peeled and chopped.
1 - 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice - I also added lime juice.
1 small apple - cored and chopped.
I added two handsful of spinach and 1 banana.
It also seemed too thick so I added 1/2 Cup of water.
My juice came out looking green but if you use
a red beet it would be a lovely red like in the book.
This made approx. 3 servings and the fresh flavour was delightful.
The banana added just the right amount of sweetness.
The recipe suggested straining the mixture or not if you like the pulpy texture. I chose not to strain but could have used a wider straw - just saying!
Because my Vitamix is so powerful it was unnecessary to slightly steam the beet before blending - bonus.
Now I'm hoping the power part kicks in and gives me the umph I need to
tackle the flower beds today....
Till next time - making the most of my Monday!