Violet’s Vitamin C Breakfast.

Mmm.. smoothie.

Mmm.. smoothie.

There are few things that I love more than kitchen-related gadgets – except maybe when kitchen gadgets go on sale at Costco and then they’re a really good deal. I emptied my piggybank this week and bought a Blendtec blender. It was a really good deal.

The blender, so far at least, is all that it’s cracked up to be. Powerful as all get-out, loud as all get-out, and fun. You may know the name from the “Will It Blend” series – and the answer is, Holy Crap, It Will Totally Blend and You Will Squeak With Glee While It Blends, Too.

So far I’ve used it just to make smoothies – and two glasses of carrot ginger juice. I’ve been drinking my breakfasts for a few years now, following almost the same recipe for all those mornings, so I’m on a quest to shake that up a bit. Today I invented a recipe (based on one of the recipes that came with the blender).

Violet’s Vitamin C Breakfast

Makes 2 servings. 


1/2 cup of milk
1 orange, peeled
3/4 cup ice cubes
3 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
3 tablespoons of wheat bran
1 scoop of vanilla soy protein powder
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon of honey

Throw everything into the Blendtec in the order above. Hit the “whole juice” button.

I add wheat bran and/or oat bran to almost everything.