Last month we went with Sargon and Shamiran to the huge annual vegetarian convention in Boston.  We tried all sorts of delicious food, picked up some brochures and bought some nice food products.  Eleni took a chance on a couple of raffles – a dollar here, a dollar there, no big deal.  We’ve all done this at festivals and those sort of things.  Your name is either not called at the event or you never get a phone call within the next day or two.  Well, we did not receive any calls and that was that.  But a month later Eleni got a call from Revitalive Cafe – she had won a Vitamix blender!  Unbelieeeeevable – who ever wins anything?  The Vitamix is incredible – all of the great claims you hear about it are true.  Make sure you check out the Cafe as well, whether online or in Newburyport.

So, onto the recipe – you can use the blender for anything – you can even make soup and it heats it.  This is a smoothie Prez made today and it is nutritious and fabulous tasting, and of course can be made in any blender:

1/2 c. fresh pineapple

1 c. baby spinach leaves

1/2 banana

1/2 c. fresh cranberries

*a splash of any liquid

*may add wheat germ, flax seeds or hemp seeds

*may add 2 ice cubes

Blend and serve

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