mayday! mayday!

December 16, 2011


it’s here.

it’s huge.

now what the fuck am i supposed to do?

i will admit just having it in the kitchen does make me feel healthier, and my skin is looking a bit more glowy {a word in katie-land}….so maybe this vitamix hullabaloo isn’t all nonsense.

fellow vitamix owners, chefs, and green drink connoisseurs please advise.

i’m afraid to even plug it in.

  • 1.5 pounds cooked asparagus

    1.5 cups chicken stock

    Blend (it’s atrociously loud)

    Pour in pot to simmer

    Add a dash of kosher salt

    Stir in 1/2 cup of half and half

    And you’re done.

    :: Hope you have a great holiday, Katie! ::

  • shut up!!! That's what im getting for xmas from my parents =) I'll be checking back regularly for comments and suggestions and ride these coattails…happy friday!

  • Katie!!! You are so lucky. How exciting is this! Sadly, I don't have any suggestions for you. I vote you just start experimenting with whatever you can get at the farmer's markets.

  • dave gibbons

    Katie, yes, i'm sold on the green smoothies and the vita-mix beast. Do it every day. Here's the brew i got from Kimberly Snyder:

    *I use a bit more apples/bananas and add whole lemon w/out rhine. And eliminate the parsley or cilantro.

    Super Healthy and Cleansing/Detoxing Smoothie Recipe a.k.a. Glowing Green Smoothie
    2 1/2 cups water
    1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
    3-4 stalks organic celery
    1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
    1 organic apple, cored and chopped
    1 organic pear, cored and chopped
    1 organic banana
    Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
    1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay)
    1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)
    Add the water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smoothie. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.• Try to drink at least 16-24 ounces a day, if not more! Stir before you drink!
    • Feel free to mix your greens and fruits, as greens and fruits food combine well together (except for melons). Be sure to balance the light and darker greens, so for instance, if you want to add some kale, be sure to balance with the lighter green of celery.
    • * If you are diabetic and prefer to cut out all high glycemic fruit, you can omit the banana. Otherwise, I suggest keeping it in, as it adds a nice consistency and taste.
    • ** It is important to blend until all “chunks” are removed from the mixture. There are a lot of nutrients encased into the cell walls of the green plants, and these need to be ruptured so full nutrition is available upon consumption without much digestive work. If you don’t have a great blender, you may have to blend longer and the smoothie will get warm. In that case, be sure to make it the night before, so it will be nice and cool by breakfast time!
    Beauty Detox Book

    • goodniteirene

      so great to hear from you. happy new year.
      ok, this is my next smoothie to try. i\’m a big fan of kimberly snyder {articles, interviews, etc}….i think i\’ll definitely go out a buy her book.
      thank you for this….yes, i think i\’ll be saving the cilantro & parsley for my salsa and garnish though.

      have a beautiful week,

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