{thirsty thursday} — my morning vitamix smoothie

24 Jan


this has been on the menu for a few weeks now.  eventually i’ll switch it up and try new things.  but i have had a lot going on in my life as of late – however, i believe the dust is finally starting to settle.  and no, i don’t have measurements for you – i just wing it! 🙂  i try to use all organic products, as well… for many reasons.  i ought to write a blog on organics soon…

– frozen strawberries

– frozen blackberries

– frozen cherries

– fresh kale or spinach

– 1/2 banana {a whole one takes over the flavour!}

– 1/2 pear {seeds included}

– a few dates {pitted}

– orange juice

– grape juice

– almond milk

– raw protein powder {this is my favourite}

– flax seeds

– maca root powder {a smidge – stuff is potent!}

throw it all in that amazing vitamix machine on high and blend for about a minute – the consistency is so awesome with the vitamix!  i highly recommend investing in one.  it’s totally worth it!  i can’t wait to experiment more with other things like soups and nut butters… !


11 Responses to “{thirsty thursday} — my morning vitamix smoothie”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    You had me at cherries and dates!!!

    My girlfriend just ordered one of those magical machines and I’m crazy jealous!!! Except I never really use blenders for anything…I just LOVE kitchen gadgets!


    • cooking with audrey January 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      go over to her house… a lot. 🙂 i never used kitchen gadgets much either other than the occasional food processor, but i use my vitamix every day. i love it!


  2. anthony0358 January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    this looks amazing
    I must try this


  3. mydailyminefield January 26, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Bless you for this post! My dust has yet to settle and I need a good kick of fruits and veggies, to start my day!!


    • cooking with audrey January 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      thank you so much for the sweet comment! i really love this one for a boost in the morning and for overall taste and goodness. have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Coming East January 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    I just pinned this so I wouldn’t lose it. What kind of protein powder do you use?


    • cooking with audrey January 29, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      hi! thanks for reading, commenting, and pinning!! 🙂
      I use garden of life raw protein powder. it’s vegan And soy-free.
      all sprouted grains and beans and free of any fillers! enjoy!


      • Coming East January 29, 2013 at 10:59 am #

        Thanks. I’ll see if they have it at Whole Foods. We’ve had a VitaMix for over twenty years and love it.


      • cooking with audrey January 29, 2013 at 11:03 am #

        whole foods definitely carries it – in the whole body department. they usually have a coupon with it too for $5 off! 🙂 i’m a new vitamix owner, please do share your favourite recipes!!


      • Coming East January 29, 2013 at 11:08 am #

        I don’t have any special recipes. I do make bread in it a lot, after I grind the grain. You have to eat it within a couple of days, though, because it spoils quickly. Mso nutritious and delicious! My favorite combo for breakfast is green grapes, a whole orange, half a banana, fresh pineapple, a sliver of lime, and some spinach. It comes out a lovely shad of green. I do add a tiny bit of honey for my honey. He likes it a little sweeter than I do.



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