Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekend Treat - Immersion Blender / Spinach Smoothie

First of all - I have the best readers in all of blogdom. Thank you. I'm sure if we lived closer we could become fast friends over a bottle of wine or coffee and cupcakes. Thank you for all the notes and comments - they really do make a difference in my day and I am excited to share all this with you.

Second of all, my blender broke. (Cue Bee Gee's Tragedy) I remembered that someone had given me an immersion blender for a Christmas gift. That someone was an ex in-law who usually sent the most random gifts from Everything Is A Dollar so when she sent the immersion blender I just sort of rolled my eyes and stuck it far away.

It turns out that my immersion blender is my life. You must own one. Blender cleaning is a pain in the ass. Immersion blender cleaning is a breeze and I think it works 100 times better. Of course, when you google "immersion blender" there is large number of people that sell immersion blender parts, so maybe they aren't meant to hold up, but my Braun Turbo Immersion Blender makes me this every morning:

This Negates All The Rest Of The Crap That I Will Eat Today Spinach Smoothie
One-third of a pack of frozen blueberries
One handful of spinach, ripped up
One banana
Two heaping tablespoons of Soy Yogurt
One Tablespoon of liquid probiotics (because the salesperson at the Whole Foods swore that neither me nor my son would ever get sick again)
Whatever is leftover in my son's orange juice glass (usually about 1/4 to 1/3 cup)

Blend using your Braun turbo immersion blender.


  1. Yes! I love my hand blender! I use it for everything! Smoothies, soups etc etc! YUM!

  2. Love the name of the smoothie. I may steal the recipe and rename it as the Dear God, What The Hell Did I Eat On Vacation And What Is That Wobbly Arm Nonsense Smoothie? Hope that is ok with you!

  3. I might have to look into an immersion blender. Currently, I'm having a mad love affair with my Breville Juicer and want a Vita Mix desperately.

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