Great! Thanks Angie!
So I got a Vitamix blender last week (in anticipation of eventual changes in feeding needs ). I’m having a lot of fun playing around making smoothies. My latest creation is a peanut butter smoothie made by mixing peanut butter, milk, vanilla-flavored protein powder, banana, blueberries, a little coconut oil, and a pinch of cocoa powder. Add ice and water, and blend. Yum. This is addicting. I’ll pour drinks at the pub if anyone wants a taste.
Karen, Your post reminds me of my first and only Vitamix mishap.
My brother loves peanut butter ice cream. Aside from one little mom and pop store, he can never find any. The base has to be vanilla, not chocolate.
So I went out and bought some organic vanilla ice cream, some bananas, and a bunch of organic peanuts. I made the peanut butter with a little sea salt and some coconut oil. So after dinner I told him I was going to surprise him with dessert. I got the Vitamix out put in the ice cream, peanut butter, bananas and pushed everything down with the tamper. Then I turned it on high. It sounded rather like the motor was broken but all looked well.
His daughter was visiting at the time so there were about 5 or 6 of us. His daughter was the first one to try it and she said it was crunchy. That didn't make sense until I tasted it and spit out a piece of plastic!!!!! Somehow, the plastic plug that covers the hole when you don't use the tamper had fallen into the mix and was part of the ice cream.
Threw it all out and made another batch with store bought peanut butter. Then I watched as they gingerly "choked down" their gourmet dessert.
You'll never throw out bananas when you have a Vitamix. When they start to turn, just freeze them and use them in a smoothy.
I do one with frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, and Greek yogurt. Soup is good, too.
Cheers. You can always add something to make the experience better.
Good story about the little plastic top piece getting ground up in the Vitamix. Probably not very tasty. Peanut butter ice cream with a vanilla base sounds good, as does the smoothie with cherries, blueberries and yogurt.
We definitely can have a smoothie bar in our pub.
Hey, you Vita-vixens! Just arrived yesterday to southern France for our vacation after two days on the road. Wondered where there is a nice bar in town and stumbled right into Angie's Auld Anchor here. To celebrate finding you, I'll have a lemon soda with lemon verbena (my favorite herbal tea EVER). I had one yesterday and it was really refreshing.
The weather is very agreeable, 15°C, so a light jacket during the day is enough. Right now, on my way to the pub, I walk the little streets in the old part of the town. There's olive and palm trees, even orange trees with lots of fruit. The city puts a lot of work into sidewalks that are accessible and in the old town streets where the sidewalk were much too before the streets are now one level and carfree.
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