I was one lucky lady this Christmas.
Sure, I had a sinus infection during the holidays and, yes, I was completely miserable and, okay, I complained A LOT… But I got a Vitamix from my husband for Christmas and that brightened up my holidays, indeed.
I understand some might scoff at the fact my husband got me a kitchen appliance for Christmas but dammit if I don’t love me a practical gift like a new blender. And this isn’t just any blender… It’s super-powered. At long last, no more chewing my smoothies because my blender couldn’t pulverize my kale properly.
I’ve been experimenting with different flavour combinations, but the smoothie I’m currently addicted to is one inspired by Dreena Burton’s Immunity Zinger smoothie. I use:
- One banana
- One apple
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- A couple of big handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- About a one-inch knob of ginger, peeled
- About 1/4 cup water
- Tablespoon of chia seeds
- Tablespoon of hemp seeds
It’s definitely got some zing to it and helps me start my morning off right. I was previously adding protein powder to my morning smoothies but I don’t feel I need the extra fuel right now. When I get the motivation to ramp up my running again, my nutritional needs will change.
Do you have a Vitamix? If you have a favourite smoothie, I’d love it if you left the recipe in the comments!