Are you a regular smoothie maker? Do you own a VitaMix or other high speed blender?
My friends and I were fortunate enough to be invited over to Kim’s house (there she is below), for, amongst other things, a special demonstration of food preparation with the VitaMix. It was so much fun and I learned so much, so of course, I want to share it with you. Thanks Kim and Teri!
I’m going to start out with smoothie tips.
Tip #2: Along the same lines as tip #1, load your blender from soft to hard: soft ingredients at the bottom up to harder ingredients at the top.
Tip #3: Leave the seeds in and the stems on. Ex. Strawberry stems and carrot stems, cantaloupe seeds, grape seeds (think resveratrol), the pith and seeds of an orange, pineapple cores (okay, that’s not a seed or stem, but you get the picture–lots and lots of fiber). We throw out a lot of the nutrition in our food that in a blender becomes indistinguishable!
Tip #4: But not the seeds of an apple . . . they contain arsenic!
Tip #5: Even the little nub end of the banana–it contains the seeds of the banana, and thus the most nutrition!