It’s been four months since I purchased my Vitamix blender and I wanted to give an update. So far, I have literally used it every single day…sometimes multiple times a day! Can you tell I’m thrilled with my blender?
My most common use of my Vitamix is my green smoothie I make every morning. I started implementing this routine when I came across the book, “Body Love – Live in balance, weigh what you want, and free yourself from food drama forever” by Kelly Leveque. I discovered her book through a podcast on nutrition and was intrigued to learn more.
During the interview, Kelly was discussing how to turn off hunger hormones. This immediately caught my attention because I’ve noticed I’m often still hungry after I consume a large amount of food – particularly salad. In her book, Kelly explains the science behind hunger hormones and how to balance your blood sugar so that you stay satisfied.
Her main concept is called the Fab FOUR – protein, fat, fiber and greens. As a result, every morning I make a smoothie that includes these four components. I don’t change my ingredients much from day to day and I just slap it together regardless of how it tastes. I’m sure I could take the time to follow one of her recipes, but I can’t be bothered.
In my green smoothie, I use water and almond milk as a base. Then I add protein powder for my protein, walnuts for my fat, flax seeds for my fiber, and a big handful of mixed greens. I finish off by adding frozen strawberries, hemp seeds and chia seeds.
Generally, I try to follow her formula below:
#FAB4Smoothie : Protein (20g min) + Fiber (10g min) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid
Then I set my blender to the smoothie feature and away it goes. I’m super impressed with how smooth my smoothie turns out. The chia seeds are undetectable! This is a vast improvement from my last blender. The end result would always have specs of kale and chia seeds. But not so with my Vitamix!
Consequently, I love my Vitamix and it’s been a wonderful catalyst for improving my health and even the health of my son. Thanks to smoothies, I’m able to sneak in healthy ingredients so I can at least have some peace of mind that my two year old is getting some form of nutrition even when he gets picky with the food I’ve offered him.
What’s even better, the ice cream setting allows me to make ice cream with only frozen berries and almond milk! My daughter, who LOVES ice cream, thinks it’s the really thing and always asks for more. I smile inside, happy that my healthier alternative has passed the test.
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