Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Vitamix Rides Again!
This morning, I flew out of bed at 6:30am (pretty good for an unemployed dude) and went for a big run (three miles....which was tougher than it should have been for me) and was powerful hungry when I got home. Since I'm master of my own destiny now I figured I better figure out how to use the Vitamix 5200 on my own. So, just before my wife went to the gym, I ordered her to show me how to work the Vitamix at once.
I put way too much spirulina in so she took over from there adding cinnamon.(above)
After the powdery substances, you add the fruits, kale, and anything else you want to go in there. At one point, the wife said "I need a banana" and I replied with "Whoooa babe! The kids are awake!" She doesn't think I'm funny.
This part is key...after you add all the ingredients, you put it on variable speed level 1 and turn it on. Then...you gradually increase the Vitamix 5200 speed from 1 to 7 (Lord only knows what happens if you blast that sucker all the way to 10). Once it gets going at level 7, you hit high and watch it just liquefy the shit out of everything in the container.
After about 30 seconds on high, you power down the Vitamix 5200 and you're left with a delicious and nutritious green smoothie. The one above is extra green because of my spirulina overload. This morning's smoothie had a very earthy taste to be sure.