Best Blender for Smoothies
Green drinks are in the news, on the grocery shelves and making their way into our homes. Science has discovered that eating your greens is one of the best ways to get vitamins and minerals. Kale, a green leafy vegetable is one of the most nutritional foods you will find, but some of us have a hard time with the taste. There is a solution for this problem, juice your Kale.You can start out simple with apples, pineapple and carrots then slowly throw in one leaf of Kale, I bet you won't even notice it's there.
As you begin to incorporate the green smoothie into your nutritional regimen increase the greens and decrease the amount of fruit you are adding. Your taste buds will begin to change and you will start craving the "green" flavor of the cool creamy green smoothie. If you have a problem with the color I have a solution for this, put your smoothie into a colored glass with a lid and a colored straw. I have converted my family using this method. The cup is green the straw is either blue or green.
Dealing with pickie eaters at home can be challenging, we all know that feeling of cooking supper and your pickie eater stares at the plate as if you served up rocks. There is a better way. Get them to try a green smoothie, don't tell them what's in it…they are sure to love the taste. Make it monster juice for supper, they get a treat. The nutritional value they are getting can be your little secret.
If you are looking to pump yourself or your family up, juicing is easy. You get high bang for the dollar. Making smoothies in the morning is an easy quick breakfast and relatively low cost. The cleanup is sure simple. You get a high fiber smoothie that you can add flax seed or any kind of protein powder to start your day, which means you stay full longer. You can even mix up a smoothie before you go and put it in the fridge or freezer at work to enjoy during the day.
It's Easy to Go Green with Vitamix 5200
We all know Dr. Oz, who was on Oprah's television show. He has talked about the benefits of using a Vita mix 5200 machine and the benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables. Here are some of his recipes specifically the green drink and breakfast smoothie.You can promote a green lifestyle by loosing weight and an FYI the vita mix container is BPA free.
Dr. Oz Green Drink Recipe
2 big handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup of chopped parsley
1 celery stick
1 thumbnail length of ginger root, peeled
1 lime- juice only (use peel slice for zest)
1 lemon – juice of half
1 medium cucumber
Place ingredients in a blender, add 4 oz. spring water or a handful of ice cubes, then puree quickly for one minute. Makes two glasses of Dr. Oz’s green drink. The green drink has a strong taste and if you are used to drinking soda or sweet tea, the taste will take some getting used to. Dr. Oz suggests adding other items at first to sweeten the green drink to your taste.
Green drink – Optional ingredients:
- 2nd cucumber
- green grapes
- pineapple with core
Dr. Oz Breakfast Favorites: Smoothies
Promoting lean muscle and a conditioned heart, Doctor Mehmet Oz, says "I don't really eat big meals, but I eat continually". He mixes up high fiber foods that work to keep his heart healthy and his stomach feeling full.
Most days he starts off with a breakfast blaster smoothie. Psyllium helps you feel full while the flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids that are heart healthy.
- ½ large banana, peeled and cut
- 1 scoop (½ cup) soy protein
- ½ tbsp flaxseed oil
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ tbsp apple juice concentrate or honey
- 1 tsp psyllium seed husks
- 8 oz water
Peel bananas; break into chunks.
Combine all ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice if desired.
Cover; blend until fairly smooth.
Healthy Whole Food Meals are Quick, Easy and Delicious with a Vitamix 5200
A whole food diet is the key to a long and healthy life. The USDA has put a new pyramid together with grains, fruits and vegetables as the most consumed on our plate. These new recommendations encourage consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day. Sometimes it can be difficult to eat them during the day but drinking them can be easier and cheaper. This is easily accomplished by using the vita mix machine,making whole food juice that's full of fiber and flavor in under a minute. Cook soup from scratch that's hot, hearty and satisfying in just 4 minutes. Make frozen treats that are full of fruit and low in fat in only 30 seconds. Grind fresh whole grains into flour and knead dough for healthy home made bread in one 5-minute operation.
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With the holidays coming in fast, keep in mind that the Vita Mix makes a perfect gift. When trying to help family and friends eat right and stay healthy gift giving can become challenging. The Vitamix is the perfect health conscious gift. You get a 7 year warranty, but this machine lasts a lifetime. You get to make smoothies, and go from appetizers to desserts.
You will be able to create meals just like a restaurant would, because you will get the same capability with the 5200 to chop, cream, blend, cook, grind, knead, churn and more with just one machine. Then clean it all up with just one drop of soap and water.
Your Vitamix purchase includes a DVD, get starting Guide, a Tamper and a 64 oz. container. Vitamix also carries accessories for the 5200.