After weeks of touring and eating only in restaurants, it’s really good to be home for a few days. I’ve been cooking very simply, and my refrigerator is full of all things green and leafy. And I have been enjoying a daily large dose of fresh vegetable juices, thanks to my trusty Vitamix blender. This Kale-Cucumber-Ginger-Mint Juice is the perfect way to energize your body, whether or not you need to detox after a month of late night eating and drinking on a tour bus!
I really missed my Vitamix this last month. This kick-ass blender immediately became the MVP in my kitchen upon its arrival this spring. It is a wizard at pureeing soups, transforming them into a puree so silky smooth, you’d swear someone added a cup of cream while you weren’t looking. But I bought this machine primarily for making vegetable juices, as a way to incorporate more fresh produce into my daily diet.
For ages I’ve wanted a juicer but couldn’t justify the counter space for another appliance. However, after doing some research online, I found that you could get similar results by blending fruits and vegetables with a little water and ice in the ultra-powerful Vitamix. The motor in this machine is a force to be reckoned with, capable of pulverizing anything to a liquid, and that was enough to convince me to splurge.