Unless you leave a comment, I literally have no idea who reads this damn blog. It's like, I could pass my biggest fans and most dedicated readers (love you guys!!!) on the street and regard you with little more interest than a Planned Parenthood volunteer. So I'm sorry in advance for those of you who read CupcakesOMG! religiously (as you should) and already knew that my birthday was last week, but for those of you who don't (you should), it was my birthday last week.
There's plenty more to come on the trip Kyle took me on to Austin and Houston, as well as the diabetic-shock-inducing pecan pie and chocolate sheet cake my mom made for us (totally worth it), but today I wanted to highlight the amazing present Kyle got me--the Vitamix! He really IS the best gift-giver, you guys. He's also the best boyfriend, and I probably don't deserve him, but I do a pretty good job distracting him from that fact by blinding him with glitter and forcing him to watch RuPaul's Drag U.
My guess is much of the Cupcult already knows what a Vitamix is, but for those of you who don't come here often, it's this turbo-powered blender...in a nutshell. You can make everything from ice cold sorbet to steaming hot soup. Like, you can actually make the soup hot IN the blender! Not that anyone who didn't have a death wish would even want to eat hot soup in the wet, wet heat we've been enjoying the past few weeks, but ya know, comme ci comme ca.
Naturally, I wanted to break it in with a paleo recipe, so I whipped up a quick and delicious smoothie from banana, raspberries, and peach. Garnished with a mint colored straw and fresh mint leaves, it was the perfect way to beat the heat AND enjoy the spoils of riches bestowed upon me.
Banana, Peach, Raspberry Smoothie
Makes 1 large glass
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 small peach
- 1 tsp raw honey (optional)
- 2-3 Tbsp (I just eyeball it) of coconut milk
- handful of ice