GreeNZ Health Insurance Policy

 

The Boss! Blending made smoother!
The Boss! Blending made smoother!

We did it! Bought ourselves a health insurance policy – a Breville Boss Blender! Yay! I am in awe of all it can do! Nutbutters, smoothies, green smoothies, mills flour, frozen desserts – and more!   I have always wanted to make green smoothies and our old food processor just does not do the job, at all! All itty-bitty! I mean, I t makes smoothies, but a bit roughly!! But then, it was never meant for that!

From this.........
From this………

I always thought I would eventually succumb and buy a smoothie maker, even went to an in-home demo of a Thermomix – what a machine! It did all, including washing itself and cooking the food! But at NZ$2 500.00, I could definitely not justify buying one! Hell, that’s nearly half the deposit on a mortgage of a modest home!!

To this, in seconds!
To this, in seconds!

We checked out models on the net, compared performance tests, prices, functionality etc………… simply to totally confuse myself! Then we decided to head on into the Big Smoke, Tauranga last year, to see what a Boxing Day sale was all about! After sitting in traffic for half an hour longer than necessary (accident enroute) we were amazed at the shopping frenzy!    I checked out all the blenders – and then I saw him! The Boss! And I knew it was  love at first sight! At $100 discounted, the price was less than half of the Thermomix, still pricey but I knew it was the one for me!

Looks like a mug of spirulina but tastes a lot better!
Looks like a mug of spirulina but tastes a lot better!

A little coy smile, a wave of side hair tendrils and I had my husband convinced too. We brought the Boss home and it took 2 days before I could bear even opening the box! My first attempt at a green smoothie was less than mind-blowing, but as I was limited to ingredients found on hand, it was not bad. The taste test of a green smoothie is all about texture! My processor would whisk away at a 1/4 of the speed of the Boss, and leave you with unblended, stringy green gunk, totally unappetising and unconvincing to say the least! Albeit a bit green-tasting, my Boss-made green smoothie had the smoothest texture and I have improved on flavour as I got more green-savvy!

Banana, frozen peaches, vanilla and gooseberry blend.  So, so smooth. A real smoothie!
Banana, frozen peaches, vanilla and gooseberry blend. So, so smooth. A real smoothie!

I like using ingredients on hand…..Apple with skin, cucumber, silver beet, kale, celery, carrot, lime, blueberries, stevia ……  May not always look inspiring, but a powerhouse of nutrition at a quick touch of a button!   The Boss is the health insurance we have bought into and green smoothies are full of chlorophyl, Vitamins A, C and K, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron! 

Best basis for any smoothie: 1 or 2 bananas, very ripe, for max flavour and texture.
Best basis for any smoothie: 1 or 2 bananas, very ripe, for max flavour and texture.

The best time to make a smoothie is when your bananas are giving off a pungent smell and aren’t best to eat but great for smoothie bases.  The garden is currently bursting with fruit; nectarines and berries: strawberries, black currants and blueberries. All great for eating fresh, or in a delicious smoothie. Yum! 

A  typical berry harvest every 2 days.
A typical berry harvest every 2 days.

To die for; fresh, succulent sweet nectarines! Taste sunshine!
To die for; fresh, succulent sweet nectarines! Taste sunshine!

 I LOVE summer!  So many fruits for blending!  If you haven’t yet considered your own health insurance policy, try this one!  Simply superbly delicious and nutritious!  Stay healthy!
Kia Ora, Jizzy!

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