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We LOVE our Vitamix

The Vitamix Aspire Blender is a big part of our family. It gets used daily. We’re big on healthy smoothies, and everyday there’s a home-made version of a smoothie hitting a mug.

There’s very rarely spoiled fruit in our home as it usually finds it’s way to the Vitamix long before it ever makes it to the trash can. You won’t find anyone referencing a smoothie recipe book in our home very often either; the smoothies are made from ingredients we find in the fruit and veggie crisper.

Since Greek Yogurt is a favorite addition to our smoothies, we’ll always have 3 or 4 large containers of ‘plain’ in our fridge.

Off the top of my head, here’s one of our favorite Smoothie Recipes: (again, not from any book)

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup of Ice
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • A handful of Walnuts
  • Half a Cup of Pineapple
  • A Tablespoon of Honey

Actually, the measurements above are truly a guess – We tend to just toss the items in. When there’s no Pineapple on hand, we’ll skip that. Also if there are extra ripe pears, peaches, or apples available, we’ll toss one of those in as well (or part of one).

If you prefer a thicker consistency, just add more Yogurt and less ice and milk. Conversely, if you prefer a thinner Smoothie, do the reverse. It really is that simple. I prefer my Smoothies extremely cold so I’ll make sure there’s lots of ice to make it cold, but I also prefer it on the thicker side, so a little more yogurt and a little less milk will usually do the trick.

Also, on a side note, if you find you have ripe bananas that aren’t being eaten, and you’re not in the mood to make a Smoothie right then, freeze the bananas and use them in your Smoothie when you’re ready to make it.

Getting the peelings off of a frozen ripe banana can be tricky; run it under warm water, and start pulling the peeling away. BUT, you can eat the Banana Peel; the peelings have a number of healthy benefits and uses. You can read more about that in this handy article. However, wash the peeling first before you toss them in the Vitamix. In fact, any fruit you’re about to eat the peeling on, always wash first.

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