All Hail the Vitamix
When I received a Vitamix, I knew, but I didn’t know, how much it would change my life. My kids (and Cute Banker and I) get multiple servings of raw vegetables and fruits almost every day without protest. This greatly reduces my guilt over not producing gorgeous bowls of green and orange delicacies with every meal.
They also get occasional doses of chia seeds, hemp seeds, probiotics, chlorella and spirulina. They are detoxing heavy metals as they slurp up the yummy smoothies, none-the-wiser to the weird seeds and powders that mom puts in them. I do take care to familiarize them with these ingredients and cultivate a taste for them at times, but in the hustle of every day life, these smoothies are a realistic go-to.
This morning, we had carrots, oranges, red cabbage, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, local honey, and a few grains of sea salt. And ice to make them cold.
Sunrise Salad Spinner
Sometimes, the smoothies turn out brown. Spinach and strawberries do that. Tasty, but not so camera-ready. But these, with the red cabbage, were intensely pink.
Now, if I forget, or, more likely, simply do not have the will to stand and chop vegetables for dinner, I can at least rest assured they’ve had some form of produce that day.
And, they taste a lot better first thing in the morning than a salad.