Hi Everyone, this is a small selection of the smoothies I like to make for breakfast. They might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I’ve really been loving them and wanted to share!

These recipes make two big drinks and I suggest using a high-powered blender as a regular one might not be able to cut through stuff like the beets and ginger root.

These recipes are pretty full of vegetables so to make them more manageable you can up the fruit content or change the liquid to a juice or coconut water. Experiment!

Recipes:

1. California Green

– 3 cups (700ml) ice cold water
– 1 cup (150g) fresh blueberries
– 1/2 ripe avocado
– 2 cups (120g) spinach
– 1tbsp (15g) flax seed

2. Potent Potion

– 3 cups (700ml) ice cold water
– 1 banana
– 2 celery stalks
– 2 cups (100g) kale
– 1 apple
– 1 thumb ginger (more or less depending on how ‘spicy’ you want your smoothie to be)
– 1tbsp (15g) flax seed

3. Weird but Good

– 3 cups (700ml) ice cold water
– 1 banana
– 2 cups (100g) kale
– 1 orange
– 1/2 cup (20g) flat leaf parsley (also known as broadleaf or Italian parsley)
– 1tbsp (15g) flax seed

4. Not so Green

– 3 cups (700ml) ice cold water
– 1 banana
– 2 cups (120g) spinach
– 1 beet
– 1tbsp (15g) chia seed

5. The Standard

– 3 cups (700ml) ice cold water
– 1 banana
– 2 cups (120g) spinach
– 1 tomato
– 1 cup (100g) carrots
– 1tbsp (15g) chia seed

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Blender: Blendtec Black Designer Series Certified Refurbished – http://goo.gl/109khS

I wanted to add a quick review to this video. As some of you may know I’ve wanted a Vitamix from the day I heard of it. In my kitchen tour you’ll see that I have a Nutribullet but sadly that gave in after a couple of months of use, keep in mind I use my blender multiple times a day.

I went and looked at Vitamixes and I noticed that Blendtec kept showing up. I looked into Blendtec a little more and I bought the refurbished blendtec designer series because I realized that the pros and cons work better for me. A quick overview:

Pros
Easy to use – It has a touch screen with presets on it for soups, ice-cream, smoothies and stuff but it also has manual control.
Easy to clean – this makes it easier to clean because you just have to wipe the screen and there aren’t any buttons potential messes could get stuck in. The jar is also dishwasher safe.
Pretty
Fits under cabinets – It’s also quite low so it should fit under most regular kitchen cabinets.
No blade sharpening needed – The blades aren’t sharp because the power of the machinery makes it basically destroy anything with ease. This also means no need to sharpen any blades that might dull over time.
Huge Jar – It came with the wild side+ jar which is a lot bigger that regular blender jars.

Cons
Loud – It is LOUD! But that’s the case with all high-power blenders.
Too powerful for older electricity circuits – In fact it’s so powerful that the wiring in this older apartment can’t handle extended periods of blending and I end up having to make trips to the fusebox. Again, I think this is just the case for high power blenders.
Not as efficient with batters – It doesn’t come with a tamper like the vitamin so it’s kind of a pain to mix really thick things like scone batter etc. They do offer the “twister jar” now which should take care of that problem. Haven’t tried it though.

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