If you are into juicing like me, you know the Vitamix is the most badass machine on the market. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my Breville Juicer but I was throwing away all that delicious pulp that contains the majority of the nutrients that are the reason juicing is so beneficial.
The Vitamix is unique because you can literally put whole fruit in this bad boy and it will grind it to a juice consistency form. It's truly amazing. Drinking Juice with Pulp is not the greatest tasting thing in the world so the more you grind it down, the better! The other amazing thing is the cleaning process. With Juicers, you typically have like 5 parts you have to clean after you juice but with this you literally rinse with warm water and soap and you're done. It's all about convenience factor for me!
My Dad generously gave me the Vitamix 5000 over Christmas. This one is not for sale anymore on the website but is replaced with the standard Vitamix 5200.
This machine will become your juicer, food processor, soup maker, etc..It's anything you want it to be. It better be with a price tag of $449. I know that is insane for a blender but read any review out there and you will see why it's worth your money to buy the best quality product on the market.
Ok now to my favorite recipe. My friend told me about Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie a while back and I have been hooked! I've been doing it in a juicer of course and kind of my own version but now that I can make it in the Vitamix and drink all the declious pulp, I feel like I'm getting so much more out of this wonderful juice.
Check it out...
This juice is the perfect way to start your day and help give your skin a big gulp of nutrients! Like I said, I like to do my own version to make this juice more suitable for me. I add ice because this stuff is so much easier to get down when it's cold. I add Kale because that's the most vitamin packed veggie on the market and I add Ginger because I just really love ginger and it's good for digestion. You can tweak her recipe and do whatever works for you.
If you are not following Kimberly Snyder's blog, you've got to get on over there and check it out. This woman is full of knowledge on diet, exercise, beauty, and more! She is a genius and is beautiful and living a clean healthy lifestyle which I admire so much.
She also has an amazing book out called the Beauty Detox Solution. Again, it's all about eating clean real foods like fruits and veggies and no dairy or gluten! We really don't need it guys. It's all about how we need to eat for energy and appropriately for digestion. No more bloating! I just love her method and of course she only recommends the Vitamix:)
Okay, so lots of goodness for you today. I hope you're starting off your New Year healthy and happy!