Vegetables In Smoothies

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  • I blend in cacao nibs with whatever I'm using for vegetables and berries and it leaves a bit of a chocolate taste with a chewy texture.

  • Has anyone tried wheatgrass juice powder in your smoothies? If so, what do you think? I have been messing around with the Garden of Life brand and it's tasty so far.

  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    Resurrecting this zombie of a thread!

    I finally bit the bullet and picked up a VitaMix blender a few days ago. I used it for the first time today and I have to say it's the best $300 I've spent in ages. I wish I'd done it sooner.

    Today's smoothie was:
    Kale
    Ginger
    Blueberries
    Celery

    It was delicious.

    To the few users who remain on this wasteland of a forum-- What've you been blending up lately?

    "I know how to despise mere cool intelligence. What I want is intelligence matched by pure, physical existence, like a statue." --Yukio Mishima

     

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  • Hi Skeletor! I haven't looked at this forum in ages. Sometimes still reminisce about the "good old days" of 2015-2016.

    Is the Vitamix hard to clean? I have an old Ninja blender that takes so long to clean that it's not worth the effort. Easier to just eat the vegetables normally.

  • SkeletorSkeletor The Conqueror Worm ✭✭✭

    Hey, Tycho! Hope all is well.

    No, the Vitamix is pretty easy to clean. I've used it 3 or 4 times now and the clean-up has been simple. I rinse the thing out and then fill it with warm water and a little dish soap. I then let it blend for a minute or two at the highest speed. After that, I give it a quick pass with a sponge and it's all done. Takes only a few minutes. My old blenders had to be taken apart and re-assembled. This thing is one solid piece. It's early days yet, but I'm in love with it.

    "I know how to despise mere cool intelligence. What I want is intelligence matched by pure, physical existence, like a statue." --Yukio Mishima

     

    Let's be friends on MyFitnessPal!

  • edited December 2017

    @Skeletor said:
    Resurrecting this zombie of a thread!

    I finally bit the bullet and picked up a VitaMix blender a few days ago. I used it for the first time today and I have to say it's the best $300 I've spent in ages. I wish I'd done it sooner.

    I don't have a Vitamix, but my Blendtec, purchased 3 years ago, is awesome. I don't think you could go wrong with either one.

    I tried telling people how great of an investment it is - to which I'm met with your typical "It's only expensive because of the brand status associated with it. People buy it to fit in." While there are certainly tons of overpriced products out there, the chief among which are the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, the Blendtec and Vitamix are more along the lines of Bose headphones: expensive because of top-notch quality.

  • cortextcortext ✭✭
    edited December 2017

    @Skeletor said:
    Resurrecting this zombie of a thread!

    I finally bit the bullet and picked up a VitaMix blender a few days ago. I used it for the first time today and I have to say it's the best $300 I've spent in ages. I wish I'd done it sooner.

    Today's smoothie was:
    Kale
    Ginger
    Blueberries
    Celery

    It was delicious.

    To the few users who remain on this wasteland of a forum-- What've you been blending up lately?

    A while back I lightly stir-fried some asparagus, onion, and garlic, then blended it up with some chicken broth and parsley / salt / pepper with a squeeze of lemon and some olive oil. It was an odd soup, but a good winter alternative to smoothies. I've been thinking about trying to do that more often, where maybe substituting fruit and sweeteners for warm broth and salt will work out. (Kale + Ginger + Celery + Broth + Salt?)

    On one hand, I love smoothies -- particularly the potent, not-so-tasty ones, but on the other hand, I also really like staying in ketosis, where a keto power smoothie tends to dive deep into the land of nastiness. I haven't found a good way to reconcile the two (maybe just a tiny amount of berries stacked with a particularly heavily sweetened, albeit insulinogenic whey protein, and lots of nuts / avocado.) I tend to do more smoothies in the summer when I'm more glycolytic.

  • Blueberry and Carrot is my favorite vegetable smoothies....

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