Monday, January 28, 2008


I was visiting Sam over at yardsnacker when I had a Duh! moment. Several of his blogs raved about different juices and smoothies he's tried and thrived on, and I realized that's what's missing from my return to Raw. You'd think I'd remember that detail from when I started this journey last year, but my efforts have been almost completely focused on making use of all the ingredients in my CSA basket.

We pay about $450 for three months worth of our weekly baskets of organic produce. It's wonderful. The food's more flavorful than anything we can get at the grocery store, and it really saves us money. One challenge: some of the items are new to me, or things I wouldn't normally buy, or even things I'm not sure what do with. In the end, I sometimes end up letting things go bad, and I'm trying really hard to minimize that. A Vita-Mix isn't in my near future, and I don't have a clue which cheaper blender is best, so when my blender gave up the ghost last month, I didn't worry too much about it. I thought, of course, that I'd be getting plenty of fruits and veggies just by consuming what comes in the basket.

Duh! I'm getting way too few greens. I need my smoothies back!


Banana Island said...
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Banana Island said...

Yay! for green smoothies! (I misspelled green the first time! lol!) :)

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jason said...

I had the same dilemma about a blender, didn't want to spring for a VitaMix, but didn't want to chew my smoothies. I decided to check out several thrift stores and finally found a Waring commercial blender for $9. I've been very happy with it. So, you might want to take a couple afternoons and shop the thrift stores. Or see what you can find on Ebay.

Also, the Magic Bullet works pretty well. Unfortunately, it has a small volume, so you'd need to make more than smoothie at a time.