I talk a lot about lessening our use of electronics, heading towards off grid living, getting to the point where if the power went out we wouldn’t notice, there are a few electronics we love and one of them is our Vitamix. Doug jokes that it has a Volkswagen engine. It makes it very easy to get lots of fruits and vegetables in one sitting.
We always feel better when we start drinking our breakfasts. Green drinks have been written about in books and researched to rid the body of cancer. Green drinks oxygenate the blood and cancer cannot survive in an oxygenated environment. I like the Vitamix because juicing wastes a lot of the pulp and uses more vegetables and fruits than necessary. Throwing everything into the machine breaks down all the produce into a drinkable vitamin. This drink provides the body’s needs for iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, B vitamins, vitamin C, D, K, and protein. Add pumpkin or other orange fruit and get vitamin A. Add a tablespoon of almond butter and get vitamin E. I don’t think much of vitamins in the store. They are lab created and the body simply does not recognize them but vitamins in food are readily uploaded into the body.
The raw fruits and vegetables have all the necessary enzymes for the body to digest easily and the cell walls of the produce are broken down allowing the body to assimilate the nutrients effectively.
(To serve two) In a powerhouse blender add:
4 cups of greens like dandelion, kale, or chard.
Then add whatever is around the kitchen. The produce section at the health food store often has bags of produce on discount. I scored a big bag of bananas that were browning but make perfect smoothies.
Apples from the root cellar.
A chunk of raw pumpkin.
Frozen berries and rhubarb.
Peaches I put up.
Then I add a splash of maple syrup (anti-tumor) and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom…mmm.
Add enough water to achieve desired consistency.
We fill up the Vitamix container and we each get 3-4 cups of smoothie with approximately 5 fruits and vegetables each to start our day. We get plenty of energy, boost our immunity, and feel really great.
This may very well be the quintessential farm breakfast!