Feel Good Fridays: treat yourself to nutritious living
Okay, so we broke down and bought a $450 blender at the Body-Mind-Spirit Conference! How could we resist after a weekend of mouthwatering smoothies samples? To justify our purchase... it’s more than just a blender; it’s a Vita-Mix. Honestly, I’ve been eying the darn thing for years but as you can see, it’s an investment, to say the least. We finally made the splurge because it’s a blender, food processor, juicer all in one. And what makes it so unique is it’s ability to juice whole foods; breaking them down to their cellular level and retain the nutritional content.
My favorite quick treat is a super-fast sorbet I make by simply putting the following ingredients in the container and giving it a whirl for about 1 minute:
Mixed Berry Sorbet
- 1 cup Yogurt (I use goat's milk yogurt)
- 1, 16oz bag of frozen mixed berries from Trader Joe's (blueberries, blackberries & strawberries)
- Maple Syrup (to taste)
Place all the ingredients in the VITA-MIX in the above order. Blend for about 1 minute and enjoy. Really, that's it!
Let me tell you... absolutely nothing beats this deliciously sweet, healthy frozen treat in this LA heat. (Today it was a little over 100 degrees in the San Fernando Valley). I've only made sorbets so far. That's all I've had time for. But you can make everything from ice cream to fresh vegetable or fruit juices and hot soup. You can grind whole coffee beans and whole grains or knead dough for homemade bread. You can make your own nut butters and chop your own fresh herbs. The list of possibilities is endless. I'll keep you posted on any great recipes I discover. In the meantime, check out the demo below and...
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