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Sweet revelation

April 11th, 2010

If you enjoy making your own fruit smoothies as much as I do… then I’m just about to make your day. See this???

It will take your smoothie to the next level, I tell you.

In my book, the other must-haves for a kick-butt smoothie are:

  • fresh fruit (usually berries);
  • frozen fruit (to make the drink slushy; so much better than using ice!);
  • yogurt — a big dollop of whatever kind you like;
  • milk; and
  • a real blender. Sorry Magic Bullet: you’re cute and convenient, but you just don’t cut it when it comes to making slush.

I don’t tend to buy bananas (google the trailer for the “Bananas!*” movie and you’ll see why) so I’ve been trying to figure out what else I could use to sweeten things up a little. I tried vanilla extract and honey, both tasty options.

But then, I tried this vanilla agave nectar… and holy guacamole, it’s the real deal. I got mine at a local natural food store (Kardish, if you’ve got one in your ‘hood. And p.s. The hazelnut kind is also a perfect for coffee!).

Give it a shot and let me know how it goes… happy blending!

Oh, and speaking of icy treats, thanks for everyone who’s helped my popsicle Threadless entry along — you guys are great! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see my last post, and please feel free to jump in too. Only a couple days left for me to collect feedback — *chug chug*!

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  1. Linda
    April 12th, 2010 at 05:29 | #1

    Hey Em! What kind of blender do you have? I’m currently using a magic bullet and looking to branch out, but have no idea what to look for in a blender! Thanks : )

  2. April 12th, 2010 at 11:58 | #2

    Other yum stuff to add in a smoothie: almond-flavoured tofu, maple syrup, kiwi. Frozen berries rule!!!! :)

  3. April 12th, 2010 at 14:03 | #3

    Hey there Linda!
    It’s a KitchenAid — this model, to be exact (but in white):

    I’m not all that knowledgeable about what to look for either, but it was a wedding gift from my sis & her guy, who used to be a chef… so I think it’s a nice one :) It has a “crush ice” mode, which does its job really well.

  4. Marc Gignac
    April 13th, 2010 at 08:41 | #4

    Hi All, (especially Linda)

    I’m Em’s sis’s guy and blender selector extraodinaire. Here is a useful link for what to look for in a blender http://www.consumersearch.com/blenders/important-features
    You’ll find Em’s Kitchen Aid model on page 2 of the “Full Report” section where it’s gets a nod from the Wall Street Journal as best overall margarita blender (which technically speaking is just another type of smoothie…but with a somewhat less healthful agave extract than mentioned in Em’s post).
    Hope this helps!

  5. Linda
    April 14th, 2010 at 16:32 | #5

    Thanks Em and Em’s sis’s guy! Great info to have : )

  6. March 9th, 2017 at 11:12 | #6

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