I recently took the plunge and invested in a Vitamix. For those of you who’ve never heard of a Vitamix, it’s the super expensive mac daddy of blenders. I got suckered into it during what was supposed to be a quick jaunt to Whole Foods. Just as I was making my way from the produce section to the butcher, I was stopped by this energetic dude doing a riveting Vitamix demo. He was so convincing and smooth-talking. This blender could do things I’d never seen before. Next thing you know, it was in my cart. What can I say, I’m an easy target. Sure I had a blender at home, but it was really on its last legs (or so I told myself). I mean, I really needed this blender.
I took it home, pulled it out of the box and stared at it for a few minutes. As I began to feel the guilt rise up in my gut, I thought, Okay then, time to start justifying my investment.
So I started blending and mixing like a madwoman—experimenting with this and that, re-inventing existing recipes and creating new ones.
With that, I developed 5 super delish smoothie and juice recipes that I now turn to on a regular basis for a supercharged, hydrating dose of vitamins and nutrients. (And no, you don’t need a Vitaminx to throw these together. Any old blender will do!)