Vitamix and Cuisinart – Big Love!

So, you know how much we love the Vitamix Blender and Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker in each of our studios. But did you know how much they love EACH OTHER? In summertime we love to eat light. Start each day with a breakfast smoothie. Straight into the Vitamix go: Strawberries & Spinach, or Pineapple, Lemon & Ginger, or Carrots, Coconut Water & Lime. No chopping required – the Vitamix blends it all to a super-smooth smoothie!

Pineapple, Celery, Lemon, & Ginger Smoothie

While it is fun to dream up what to blend next, what we cannot stop geeking out about is MAKING SORBET FROM EXTRA SMOOTHIES! A cup or two of  smoothie left-over, and (sometimes) an extra ingredient or two, and you’ve got an amazing sorbet! No need to limit yourself to desserts! Think palate-cleansers. A little amuse-bouche to have before a meal, perhaps with a refreshing glass of wine or sparkling water. We made this one today:

Breakfast Smoothie
Celery – 6 spears
Pineapple – 2 cups
Fresh Ginger – about 1/4 inch nub,depending how spicy you like it
Lemon Juice – from 1/2 a lemon

And we’re freezing the leftovers in the ice-cream maker! Like this:

Left-over Smoothie Sorbet
Leftovers from all of the above, including 2 cups more pineapple for a sweeter sorbet

Want to see more? We’re thinking of watermelon with mint, sprinkled with black Hawaiian sea salt, or cucumber basil with a cheeky hint of cayenne, or coconut mango with lemongrass, or orange and apple with rosemary, or, or or! Comment with combinations you’d like to make and let’s play with some recipes!

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