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February Follow Your Heart - Know Love (and love your blender)

Sunday, February 03, 2013

February Ė 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.

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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 husbandís 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 doesít 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 Iíve 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.

Iíve 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!
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WALKIETALKIE 2/5/2013 6:57PM

    That was a great tip. I can't believe I never realized you could put soap in a blender. Genius.

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NEELIXNKES 2/5/2013 9:59AM

    That's a great tip for cleaning that Elliefunt gave you. I'm going to try that. My typical smoothie recipe is frozen banana, almond milk, and mixed berries. If I have yogurt on hand I add it. I also add OJ when available.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/4/2013 4:06PM

    No help here. I have a really high end one that I seldom use. LOL.

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ELLIEFUNT 2/4/2013 6:42AM

    I have a VitaMix that we use every day for smoothies. I keep frozen fruit on hand, toss some in with either some yogurt or kefir, chia seeds and some whey protein powder. Blend and breakfast is ready. I usually pour for the kids then add spinach to the blender and mix it back up for me.

Clean up is easy. I fill it 1/2 way with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Blend that up and it's clean. Sometimes I have to wipe the inside with a sponge but not often.

The possibilities are endless with smoothie concoctions!

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