Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Look what I've finally bought!
Yes a Vitamix. I tossed with the idea of forking out a couple of grand for a Thermomix, but what I really wanted was all met with a Vitamix at less than half the price.
The maiden voyage to healthy eating in our new whiz-bang blender was done by one carrot, one blood orange, one kiwi and one little old apple. I took the skin off the apple because of wax but left the core in tact for the goodness of the seeds.
The Vitamix manual says :: When you juice, a process unique to the Vitamix machine is initiated and the cell walls of whole fruits and vegetables are pulverized - thereby releasing the juice, yet retaining all of the nutritious whole food fibre. . . .by smashing the whole food fibre and breaking it into microscopic pieces that are easy to digest. You get a creamy, smooth juice that's full of valuable fibre.
It was yum.
The boys call their juice Smoomee
I will be doing it again tomorrow with parsley and other fine ingredients.
Now I am pouring over recipes and not just juicy ones, this thing even kneads dough!
Are you gearing up for spring with some healthy choice eating?
Do you use a Vitamix? Do have a favourite recipe?