Substitute Grapes or Dates for Processed Sugars

Smoothie tip eliminate processed sugars to improve your health Rather than using processed sugars such as Agave, Cane Sugar, etc – try putting 1-2 cups of dark grapes on the bottom of your #vitamix, #blendtec, #ninja etc – and/or a few dried organic dates – The flavor is amazing and will add a unique taste […]

GRAYL Legend Water Bottle Filter Review

 “Highway robbery!” Miss Daisy from Driving Miss Daisy A favorite movie quote is “Highway robbery!”  What does that have to do with water bottles or a review for a GRAYL Water Bottle?  Not much but everything!  There are months when I am in an airport 2-3 times per week and some days pass through 4 airports […]

White Beans Bob’s Red Mill Review

A few months ago, I decided to try white beans and determine if they have a different taste than any other bean.  Wow!  I was surprised how different these beans tasted compared to black beans.  The first time I cooked them, I used my normal method of soaking overnight in water and squirt of Bragg’s […]

Can you change the world?

“Those people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who actually do.” – Steve Jobs This is one of my favorite quotes concerning changing the world.  Obviously, we need to change ourselves before the world and when it comes to health, I decided over 40 years ago […]

Pappy’s Special Hummus Recipe

Recently, we were at our favorite Mediterranean style restaurant with our two of our grandchildren and my sister and brother in law. My granddaughter immediately ordered hummus with pita. When her order arrived, she immediately dove into the plate of hummus but her enthusiasm quickly was replaced with apathetic eating. My sister asked, “are you […]

Orange Sorbet | Simple Fast Recipe

As a child, I remember visiting a local ice cream stand and eating something similar to an orange sorbet with a slight twist and unique flavor.  I am not sure if they used vanilla but as a person who is always experimenting, I decided to add a few drops of pure vanilla extract to an orange smoothie.

Quick recipe:

  • 2 pealed oranges
  • 2-3 drops of pure vanilla extract {this is based on taste – experiment to your taste}
  • 1-2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • stevia or sweetener to taste

In the Vita Mix, Blentec, or similar, add all of the ingredients.  (I leave the seeds since seeds have life.) and blend from slow to fast then back to slow.  e.g. on the Vita Mix 6300 I start with 1 then go to the fastest speed then back off keeping the whirling in the middle until a creamy consistency.  I do this with many drinks and for whatever reason, it seems to enhance the flavor.

Serve and Njoy!

Taste Tested and approved by spouse 😀

Back to VitaMix | Two year departure and why I returned to VitaMix

My Love / Hate Relationship with the Blendtec   Two years ago I bought my first Blendtec after decades using the VitaMix. My wife and I were walking through Costco and watched the demonstration then later chatted with the demonstrator. I was smitten by the shorter size of the container and buttons. Along with the […]

Forks over knives | Adopting a plant based lifestyle

A movie that will change the way you look at food: There are many tremendous movies and documentaries available to learn and see what others have done to gain or recapture health. Forks over knives is a tremendous movie documenting how a plant based ‘diet’ {I like the term lifestyle} will not only improve your […]