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My New Year’s Eve Cocktail…

Well, it is technically my lunch cocktail and I drink it daily.  I mix it up a little bit but it usually always contains Kale because that is just a wonder-food.  If you read all the properties of this awesome veggie in its raw form you will be amazed.  The cancer-fighting properties alone are enough to make you consume large quantities.  So today I put in a lot of Kale, fresh organic Spinach, green grapes, fresh raw cranberries, fresh strawberries, organic baby carrots, kiwi with skin, large navel orange, large apple, small amount of water and ice cubes to top it all off.

Blended up this healthy cocktail in the Vitamix and voila, green smoothie time.

Yummy!!!  Happy New Year everyone!!!  Let’s drink to good health, increased faith, happiness and prosperity in the new year.


For those of you who question whether it tastes great or not…I leave you with this testimonial from one of my very favorite smoothie lovers.

Lastly, for those of you wondering if I am concerned about the smoothie stains…I am not, it is a great cleanser in more than one way!!!


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Loving the Vitamix!!!

What can I say?  I think it has been a week and I am loving drinking raw green smoothies at least once a day.  I am thrilled that I am eating things like Kale, which I have never eaten before.  I cannot believe the health benefits in Kale, and it is all in its raw form so nothing is taken away through cooking.  I feel like my skin has more elasticity, that I have more energy, less sugar cravings and feel  healthier in general.  Jimi has been enjoying them too and even Luke will sip from my glass.   I made pizza dough in it the other day in the dry container and it worked out great and we had homemade pizza.  I love that we are eating more food we make from scratch than processed food with who knows what in it.  There are so many recipes we want to try and I just love the machine.  It is a cinch to clean too, you just add a drop of dish soap and some warm water and crank that baby up.  It works in a jiffy and with a quick rinse you are all set for the next time.  Some of the concoctions I enjoy are kale, fresh cranberries, kiwi with skin, orange, fresh organic baby spinach, organic baby carrots, apple, banana, grapes, pomegranate and broccoli.  Some may say that sounds gross, but it isn’t.  It is surprisingly good and so healthy for you.   Well, off to whirl that baby up again!!!

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Going Green…Smoothie That Is!!!

Well, like I wrote in my last post we are ordering the Vitamix 5200.  So I have been searching a lot of green smoothie books, lifestyles, recipes, etc.   I have read some truly remarkable testimonies from then tasting so good and helping people with a lot of health issues.  I ordered two books from Amazon to get us started on this raw lifestyle.  Not that we are going 100% raw but I will definitely be making breakfast green smoothies.  I also plan to make the chocolate beet cake and cannot wait for my books to get here so I can read all the healthy filling recipes.  I also read a lot about group produce buy ins on the local level.  Also buying Raw nuts in these group buy ins.  I have so much to learn but it is such a wonderful thing to be on a quest for knowledge, after all we should die learning. 

The health benefits from the green smoothies and the raw food diet is great energy, strong immune systems, better overall health, low cholesterol, good blood sugar and so so much more.  I am really excited to see how the kids will like these smoothies.  A great way to make sure they get all those great fruits and veggies in every day. 

So our new quest is going green and I am so looking forward to the whole process.  I will be standing and waiting with bated breath for the UPS man to arrive with our new beast of a blender and great new books chock full of recipes and inspiration. 

So I bid you goodnight for now and sweet dreams to everyone.  Me, I will be dreaming in green of my new VitaMix 5200.

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To Vitamix or not to Vitamix…that is the question.

Well, no mystery here that hubby and I like gadgets.  We also both like to cook and bake so we are looking into a high-powered emulsifier blender.  There are a few choices but it was down to the Blendtec and the VitaMix.  After watching an episode of “Whatever” with Martha Stewart’s ultra friendly daughter they had the Blendtec inventor on.   He was demonstrating his machine and bragging it does not need a tamper stick like the VitaMix.  However, he did need a tamper stick and that with all of the reviews we have been reading, videos we have been watching cinched it for us.  We have decided to go with the VitaMix 5200.  This model appeals to us for a variety of reasons.  Some of the most prominent are that it has a very large container that is BPA free, that it has a good reputation and is favored by most chefs above any other blender. 

Now that we have made a decision I can hardly wait for it to get here.  I am so looking forward to eating RAW.  I cannot wait to make delicious, healthy green smoothies.  The health benefits are many and I am anticipating being able to fill up on delicious low-calorie  but filling and nutritious smoothies and the fact that they most often lead to weight loss.  I also think it will be great for the babies and to be able to make them fresh natural applesauce with the skins, seeds and stems adding fiber and vitamins and minerals.  I also like that fact that I can put a variety of fruits and veggies in and make a delicious drink that they can drink that will give then so much nutrition in a drink.

I will let you all know how it goes when we receive our unit.   I cannot wait to whip up some delectable concoctions with this jet engine blender.

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