But now that I had one in my house, I was going to put my Vitamix to better use. What do I mean by "better use"? Let me use my favorite smoothie from Jamba Juice to illustrate:
Look in the list of ingredients -- it looks pretty healthy with all the fruits and veggies listed -- but the proportions are totally off in terms of making it healthy. There are way too many fruits and juices and not enough low-calorie greens. This is basically a sugar bomb.
And maybe instead of a Jamba Juice, you're drinking a V8 Splash, thinking it's healthy:
High fructose corn syrup is the second ingredient -- and tucked in at the very end is sucralose (Splenda). So sure it might be low in calories, but it's piss poor when it comes to actual nutriton.
Surely I could do better than what was available at the grocery store and in the local smoothie shops. I started with the Mean Green Juice/Smoothie as popularized by the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead":