How to blend up a green smoothie (vegan) with VitaMix and Blendtec blenders.
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When you said to not overdo it (the water) for the blendtec since it leaks through the top, how bad does it leak? And does it make a difference if you hold down the lid while blending? Also, personally, which blender do you prefer?
@DoctorTouk – That’s awesome! I use 50/50 with veggies and fruit. I also put Garden of Life raw protein in my smoothies. I’m always posting about nutrition and health on my FB page, michelle’s health & nutrition zone
@dick117 Perhaps God wanted you to get some extra protien? lol
@sexyzenwoman I have actually reduced the fruit to half and doubled the flax recently. Turns out that we probably eat too much sugar.. it’s my 2012 resolution to cut back on fructose!
@funacc10 I think that most dietary acid come from animal derived proteins, sodas, coffee etc… vegetable smoothies are alkalizing in general and I have not seen any research that would support monitoring these subjects in a healthy person, except for recurrent kidney stone formers who might not tolerate high levels of oxalic acid from certain greens (i.e. spinach).
@timpenfield5 Over the years I have found myself slowly starting to prefer the Vitamix .. but do not let this bias your decision – both are great blenders.
@YoLninYo Cleanup is actually about 15 seconds per blender. No disassembly! Just rinse…
@YoLninYo The seeds get fully blended – you will not find a single whole flax seed in the smoothie.
@bluefishbrad That is a traditional “food combining” rule – however, it doesn’t apply to blended foods as they are so rapidly digested that the “sugar fermentation” doesn’t happen (at least in my experience).
@TomLeykis1 I use enzymes from E3Live website – they are plant derived and with wide pH range activity (so they don’t get denatured in stomach acid). The brand enzymes doesn’t matter in my opinion – just that they are plant derived and affordably priced. Most people do not use enzymes in the smoothies and get all the benefits… I’d skip this ingredient unless you really like a “smooth” smoothie.
@krpataky The blenders will completely pulverize the flax seeds – you will get all of the good omega 3 oils. Remember that flax oil or ground flax is oxidized (damaged) after several months; whole flax seeds protect the oils over a year and are thus excellent when blended in these smoothies.)
@mrholmandirect : It’s an OXO peeler,,, few dollars online or any store.
@barry0044 : Nope – excess sugar is associated with “gas”. You can also reduce the fruit to have if you don’t tolerate the shake (usually people handle them very well).
this looks expensive as fuck, you’re dropping how much per drink?
you dont have gas from this fibrous shake?
Can you link me to the product that you peel the orange with?
Hey there – I purchased my VitaMix partly based off your video -Your video was super helpful! I felt so inspired to also do a video. Thanks so much!!!
haha the cameraman like fibre
Flax seeds aren’t as digestible as ground flax seed meal…that’s what I use.
Bananas aren’t ripe if you can still see green on them.
Hey Doc, what brand of enzymes did you sprinkle into the blenders? Thx
I thought you couldnt mix fruit with vegetables ?
@timpenfield5 I got mine refurbished and it comes with a full 7 year warranty still and its wonderful! I would check it out for sure! I have no complaints with mine!
@YoLninYo Clean up is super easy! I have a Vitamix and all you do is rinse it out add water to half of the machine then put a drop of soap and put it back on and blend it for 15 seconds and rinse and you are done. I love my Vitamix!!
You realize flax seeds go right through your system unless they are crushed right?
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