Vita-Mix Boyfriend

I asked my friend, Portia Early (Smobergirl) to fill us in on the smoothie health craze. Thanks, Portia!

This has been one of my favorite power smoothies I’ve ever made since my kick starting in July 2010. I make one smoothie almost every morning for my overall well being. I bought a Vita-Mix blender after a breakup (don’t ask) and it’s been my new boyfriend for about four years making fruit shakes until I worked with an holistic therapist who told me to make a basic breakfast smoothie with a base of kale, any fruit, maca powder, chia seeds, flax, and hemp protein. I’ve been doing that religiously for about a year.

Here’s my gorgeous, chocolate acai smoothie. Acai is a superfruit from the Amazon, and the way it’s harvested does not harm the rainforests. You can find a puree in the frozen section of most health grocery stores in packets from the brand Sambazon. I also use Amazing Greens powder which has acai, as well as flax and maca. So that’s been pretty convenient for my diet. I also got these gorgeous black and red currents from the farmer’s market which add a sweet-tart luxuriousness.

1 scoop Chocolate Amazing Greens powder
1 packet frozen acai puree
1/2 cup currants
1 cup water
3 kale leaves

You can add ice if you want a thicker consistency.


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