How to Get the Brightest Blends, plus Black Forest Ice Cream, Peach Pie Smoothie, Acai Bowls, and More!
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Good morning from Minneapolis!
Remember grade school art class?
- Primary colors.
- Secondary colors.
- Complementary colors, when mixed turns a lovely shade of brown? ?
Well, same holds true for your blends.
At first glance, you’d think this bunch of bloody mary mix ingredients would yield something gorgeous. Nope.
Red mixed with green equals vomit!
Why is this? Think about mixing all three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow together in equal amounts. Well, that’s essentially what you’re doing when you mix a secondary color, purple, orange, or green with the primary color that didn’t “birth” it, yellow, blue, and red, respectively.
So why we thought it would be a good idea to blend celery and parsley with a dozen tomatoes? No clue.
We’ll try again next week.
But it’s a good lesson to keep in mind when free-styling your blends, especially when you have picky eaters.
Okay, onto the recipes!
2. New recipes we’re enjoying
Black forest ice cream. For someone special, this ice cream is just that.
+ Acai bowls. This was an impromptu add-in this week, so we’re working with cell phone pics. But this recipe post has the low-down the trendy (still?) superfood deliciousness.
3. Classic recipes we’re re-showcasing
Peach pie smoothie. Simple and delish.
4. Vitamix news and updates we’re enjoying
Wow, so many deals and product launch updates this week.
+ Been looking for a smaller (but not 8 or 20-ounce) container for your Ascent? 48-ounce, narrow-bodied containers, both wet and dry, great for small batches of frozen dessert, nut butters, and flours, will be available on 9/1. (FWIW, the “wet” version can do almost everything the “dry” can, but not the other way around. For more info, here’s a primer on the Dry Grains container.)
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5. Articles, posts, and products from around the web we’re thinking about
Any NBA fans out there? Jahlil Okafor Reportedly Loses 20 Pounds with ‘Mostly Vegan’ Diet
Okay, all for now.
Thanks and good things,
Shalva and Lenny
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