My breakfast of choice
Miles run this morning: 8.1 (no pain!)
Minutes gone back to bed: 0
Agents queried today: 1 (could this be the one?)
Mr. Darcy and I have hit 15 years together. It's a long time and it's nothing. But a milestone. I'm so proud of it. In the beginning, the husband would say these milestone holidays were "contrived," nothing more than us supporting profit-driven companies getting rich. Well. (insert Amy rolling eyes here.) We still celebrate. Since this was a big anniversary, I was thinking a two-day trip away to Ogunquit, Maine would be simply splendid. But husband had another idea.
Out in Arizona, he said he had a surprise for me. A Vitamix demo at Costco! He drove an hour with me tired and huffing, to get to this thing. We got kicked out once for not being members, and had to sneak back in past a very diligent Costco employee, until we were in front of the amazing Vitamix machine. Seriously? I asked. It's a blender.
Well, let me tell you, after leaving this amazing Vitamix demonstration, I was a changed and repentant woman.
I am now a walking infomercial.
Our two-day getaway was traded faster than you can say, Vitamix! Yep, we could only have one. The fancy kitchen machine or the vacation. This "blender" is a bit pricey. Even the refurbished one that we went for. But wait, you can't call it a "blender." It's far more than that.
In seconds, almonds turn to dust.
In minutes, water boils for a chicken/tortilla/black bean soup.
Ice-cream is easy.
Here we have ice, a tad bit sugar, peaches, and a drop of vanilla. Ta-da! Peach sorbet in mere minutes.
Now, every single morning, husband faithfully makes me the drink of all drinks. It is the post-drink of choice after a grueling hill run. It's the go-to drink before I sit down to write. It's the breakfast that fills me for the morning. It's brain food. It's disease prevention. I will never get sick again! Oh and guess what? There are no little parts to take apart and put back together. You put on, you take off. Yes, you see, it has changed my life. It's loooove.
That days-old fruit that is half-price at the grocery store? It's now in my freezer. Stocked up!
Those vegetables that no one likes to eat because they look a little icky? It's in my breakfast smoothie!
This morning's recipe:
1 whole carrot, unpeeled, uncut
4 apples, cut, not cored
1 handful of frozen spinach
1 handful of kale
1/2 an avocado
1 handful of blueberry/raspberry mix
1/4 cup of amaranth (grain of the Gods)
1 frozen banana
When I laugh and say, can you believe we got a Vitamix for our anniversary, husband smiles and says, "15 years of good health? 15 more to come!" Amen, brother.
But beware, I tell him. We ARE going to Spain for the big 20-year.
P.S. That Vitamix was supposed to be the only present. But then he also surprised me with a whopper of a camera. Don't you just hate when people do that? I guess I'll forgive him :) Mr. Darcy, I love you. Are you so embarrassed? I just can't think of anyone I like to embarrass more.