My interest in juices and smoothies started when I decided to lose weight and in the process I was looking to boost my metabolism. I figured that drinking coffee, especially in the morning, was not the best thing I could do for my metabolism as well as for my general health. And believe me, It took me LONG time to replace my morning coffee with fresh juice or smoothie… I was pretty much addicted to coffee by all means!
I was a dedicated coffee drinker since I was 12. Even before, when I think about it. My mom used to drink lots of coffee, so for me it was something that adults do, and of course – I wanted too! With time, coffee was not just a drink for me; it meant taking a break, having my quite moments, get out of the rut race for some me time, warm me up when I’m cold, fills me when I’m hungry but try to avoid food. I loved coffee!
But – when I started to get serious about my health and my weight, I realized that coffee has lots of disadvantages. First, it dehydrates my body. Second, it slows down my metabolism. Third, it prevented me from having a great morning juice or a healthy breakfast. And the list goes on.
The beginning of my juicing journey was not easier than my vegan way of life. I read books, articles, researches. Tons of recipes of all kinds. You could find so many different fruits and vegetables at my kitchen; sometimes even I forgot the names of those exotic foods lying in front of me, ready to be squeezed to a nice smooth drink.
Just like my journey with vegan cooking, I had my successful recipes and those that failed completely. It felt really bad to throw some good expensive smoothie to garbage just because its ingredients didn’t taste well together, but I had to do it many times until I kind of understood what goes well with what.
I use Vitamix for the blending. The vitamix is a powerful machine that has the ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn, and more, with a single machine! It create smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts; it creates pretty much every course of your home-cooked meal from frozen drinks to creamy desserts in minutes.Yes, the price is not low, but when I saw it working I knew that it worth it as it does the work! And also, it comes with a 7-year full warranty – Industry’s best.If you wish to buy the Vitamix with FREE shipping, click here
Photography: Neeva Kedem