My fellow cellulite investigators offered great advice on which blender to purchase. The Vitamix received strong endorsements (as I expected it would), but I was surprised to hear that several of you were perfectly happy with smoothies from much less expensive machines. It made me think there wasn’t much risk of buying the “wrong” one.
I purchased the NutriBullet because it seems like a good starter machine. It’s small and only makes individual smoothies, but you can blend them right in the cup which means less cleanup. I figure if I like making smoothies and decide to upgrade to a bigger machine in the future, I can always use the NutriBullet for travel.
I have to admit, I have no idea how to make a good smoothie yet! I picked up a bunch of veggies that seem like they would be good for smoothies, and throw in whatever sounds appealing. My first smoothie included kale, a carrot, and a quarter of a green apple. I used water for the liquid. It wasn’t the most appealing color but the taste wasn’t bad.
I liked the second one better. Again I started with kale, and then threw in a stalk of celery, a red beet with the greens attached, and covered with coconut water. The smoothie turned out a beautiful red color. It was tasty, but I don’t have the consistency down yet. I either blended it for too long or not long enough, I can’t tell. One of these days I’ll actually look up a recipe. The ones that came with the NutriBullet seem to include a lot of fruit. I’m trying to focus more on veggies for now.
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