You may recall that I actually got a new blender this summer. Technically it was free because I redeemed my Visa rewards points. It isn’t that great. It has a “smoothie” button, but if I didn’t have enough liquid I would have to press it 3-4 times. It really struggled with frozen bananas. And frozen berries. And frozen anything. I had to put in way more liquid than I wanted. As a result, I basically stopped making smoothies for breakfast because I was always disappointed with how they turned out.
The Vitamix, however, is AWESOME. But it comes nowhere near being able to fit under my cabinets:
I wanted to make a smoothie for breakfast, but I realized I barely have any food in the house, so I made one with what was available. This included:
- About 1 cup of original almond milk
- A handful of frozen mixed berries
- A handful of frozen blueberries
- 1 Honeycrisp apple
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
This was… not the best smoothie ever. BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT. The point is, the Vitamix took about 2 seconds to pulverize this mix of things into a smoothie without once screaming for more liquid. It laughed at my paltry frozen fruits. And then it destroyed them.
Since the smoothie didn’t work out, I needed another Day 1 recipe. So I made sunflower butter!
I used about 1 cup of roasted sunflower seeds that I got during my trip to Whole Foods Las Vegas, and about 2tbsp of olive oil.
You need to add oil to get the consistency you want. I added it about 1tsp at a time.
On Aidan’s gluten-free bread. It was pretty good!