My mom loaned me her Vitamix, mixer. This happened because we visited Rich’s friend Jim who is very passionate about its awesome-ness and mad abilities. He shared some recipe ideas when we had our visit. My wheels were spinning, I knew my mom had one of these, she is always so kind to loan out her stuff to me, so I asked. She said yes! I have a great mixer but I just wanted to take it out on loan and see what the rave was all about. It does a very quick job of the mixing and grinding up of things, little quicker than our Ninja. I’m very interested in making my own humus.
I forgot to mention another magazine I happen to love. It’s called Whole Living and I had forgotten because my subscription ran out. But I keep a lot of my old issues. The January/February 2013 issue has a few smoothie and juice recipes I was interested in trying. Today I tried the Blueberry Mint Smoothie.
I have a tiny little suburban garden, I grow mint in a pot. I know it can grow crazy out of control so I keep it contained.
I like this picture with my feet blurred out, I also took one all in focus but it wasn’t nearly as interesting.
The recipe calls for 1 cup frozen blueberries, these are from Trader Joes, no pesticides and stuff, probably why they are so tiny.
1/2 Avocado, 1/2 cup fresh mint, 1 tsp lemon juice, I prefer freshly squeezed lemon and 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice, I suppose you could juice this too but I used a store-bought with pulp
This particular recipe doesn’t call for ice, but I like things icey, so I added a cup.
I’m an ice snob and I buy bagged ice, it’s clear and prettier
This is how it looks in the mixer
I love the pretty dark color it turned. I also love the way it tasted. Austin gave it a thumbs up but Dylan said it was too minty. I suppose if you don’t like mint, you could skip this part.