2 things I’m loving this morning: the spring sunshine and my Vitamix.
I REALLY hesitated spending so much money on a blender. In fact, I bought 2 other high-powered blenders before finally splurging on the Vitamix.
And believe it or not, it was our pediatrician that gave me the final push I needed to make the purchase, and I have never looked back.
My daughter is a great eater now, but she wasn’t always that way. Up until her second birthday she had very little interest in solid food. I wouldn’t call her picky, she just wasn’t interested in food in general. I breastfed her until she was 20 months old, but she was slowly dropping on the growth charts so we really had to focus on getting the most nutritional bang for our buck during her meals and snacks.
I didn’t want to give her meal replacement shakes from the grocery store because of the high sugar content so after our pediatrician mentioned her love for the Vitamix, I went home and pulled the trigger.
I have used it almost every day since!
The beauty of the Vitamix is the way it blends everything until is it smooth and creamy – no spinach flecks, no pesky seeds, etc.
We started giving my daughter smoothies with almond milk, almond butter, avocado, greek yogurt, spinach, sweet potatoes…you name it, we put it in a smoothie. And as long as we put her favorite fruits in there she would drink them without complaint.
Here’s a smoothie recipe I’ve been loving lately…
1 cup organic apple juice
1 cup filtered water
1 handful of fresh spinach (optional)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen mango
1 tablespoon sun butter
1 teaspoon chia seeds
4 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!