February Follow Your Heart - Know Love (and love your blender)
Sunday, February 03, 2013
February – Know Love
This blog is about my blender. . .
Last month one of the members of the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team posted a message on one of the boards about how he started each day with oatmeal and a green smoothie.
I had commented that my husband and I had recently been looking at juicers.
The team member wrote me back a personal note to let me know that I could make a smoothie with a blender. We have a 30+ year old blender (looks very similar to the blender in the picture above) that came from my husband’s grandmother. My husband is very sentimentally attached to this blender along with a Silverstone electric frying pan and several pyrex nesting bowls that also found their way to us, from his grandma.
To be honest, I find it kind of a pain the patootie to clean the blender but maybe I just don't realize it for its full potential. It does’t fit in the dishwasher, my husband uses it only for slim-fast shakes, my daughter makes lactose free chocolate ice-cream/protein shakes with it. But I’ve never really done much with it except make granola flour and clean it after they use it.
So this month, I am going to work on learning to know love by learning to love my blender.
I’ve already learned to use this blender to pulverize nuts, steelcut oats and seeds into flour in order to make chewy granola bars.
Help me learn to use its powers for good and not evil. Do you have any suggestions for how a blender can become a useful tool in a healthy life-style?
Have a blender-ific month!