great blender tip

hi-one of my favourite green smoothie hints comes from Robyn Openshaw’s book The Green Smoothie Diet. Using a permanent marker mark cup measurements on the side like in my photo. The numbers printed on the side of my blender are so tiny I can’t read them and it is so easy now to throw in 2 cups of water and the greens on top.

I am not hung up on measurements but I like to know everyday roughly how many cups of greens I’m having and so I can see the greens/fruit balance-and try to use more greens than fruit. Though some days I might be having a “need more sweet” day and have to add more fruit after tasting. Lemon lime and ginger cut through the over green taste but nothing works as well as coconut oil for me…it’s sweet but not sugar sweet…mmm…

This photo was taken just after I bought my BlendTec Xpress recently and for the first time I was able to put everything in unchopped! My first blender blew up back in Jan 2009 because parsley stalks and baby spinach had wrapped around the blades and the motor burnt out… so with the free replacement blender (the same model) I chopped up all the greens. After a year of GS’s and the blender starting to make weird sounds (I can’t cope/I can’t cope!) I decided to make the investment and buy a REAL blender. The BlendTec is amazing- now I can use more greens up to the top and frozen fruit.

2 Responses to “great blender tip”

  1. Yes I think it’s good to eat much less processed food. I try and base the majority of my meals on one ingredient food but don’t mind a small proportion of processed stuff just to make things tastier and cheaper.

  2. Hi Katherine I love Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. When you read it you think they are such obvious common sense things that everyone should know but have been lost with big food companies, supermarkets and fast food. I’ve been eating more raw soups etc since I got the Vitamix- SO easy and fast though last night think I left the avocado corn dill soup blending a bit too long and it was a bit too warm!

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