The return of an MS smoothie master
When I first started bloggin,g one of Montel William’s peeps sent me a free Healthmaster Elite in the hopes that I would blog about using it. I did and the result was this blog post from July of 2012. I’m reposting now because I have vowed to get back to making healthy smoothies a regular part of my routine.
And because I’m not above using the current Star Wars craze to promote my own writing.
So the Banana Peanut Smoothie was actually pretty good. It wasn’t as incredibly super delicious as say, a Cookie Dough Nor’easter (the Cape Cod version of a DQ Blizzard), but it wasn’t bad. Strangely, the recipe said it made four servings when it actually made ten. Why is that?
I think people who put together recipes and serving sizes have no idea that they are doing. It’s like when you open a container of something really good and the label says the container contains eight servings when it barely contains three, maybe four. Somebody is doing something wrong.
So while I did like the Banana Peanut Smoothie, it was a little too banana-ie/peanut-ie for me and I moved on to the next recipe I was bravely going to check out. But first, I noticed something really cool.
Before I tell you what that was, allow me to say that I truly appreciate the Healthmaster Elite way more than the Ancient Warrior blender thingy I had tried before. The Healthmaster comes in cool colors, is easier to use and much easier to clean. There is no removing of the blades in the Healthmaster so it is likely I will keep all of my fingers while using it.
As I gathered the ingredients for my next smoothie, the Strawberry Banana Peanut Smoothie (I chose this one as I still had some of the ingredients hanging around and those bananas were just crying out to be used again), I really looked at my Healthmaster.
I noticed how much it resembled a robot. Then I grabbed this cool tool that comes with the Healthmaster Elite (and was badly needed and DID NOT come with the Ancient Warrior) called the tamper. I don’t know why it’s called the tamper as it’s really a smoothie maker’s lightsaber, used to duel the ingredients of healthy stuff into an actual smoothie.
Since I was really impressed with this tool, I couldn’t help noticing that the Healthmaster Elite kind of looked like one of R2-D2’s cousins. I don’t know why everything in that day’s smoothie making experiment was making me think of Star Wars. Perhaps it was because the last time I didn’t have to worry about my weight was when I saw the original Star Wars in 1977.
Oh Obi-Wan, I could use your wisdom on my ‘get fit’ plan. Yes, I am fortunate to have Montel’s recipes but Obi-Wan could send in the force.
The lightsaber fascination lead to actual exercise as I dashed around my living room fighting off imaginary Stormtroopers. Then it lead to even more exercise as I moved around the room again, this time cleaning Strawberry Banana Peanut Smoothie off the walls.
Perhaps next time I should play pretend Star Wars BEFORE actually using the lightsaber to make the smoothie.
Admit it- you want to do this-you’re making the lightsaber sound right now.
The point is, as silly as it might have been, I had fun and enjoyed my Star Wars smoothie maker more than ever. As for the Strawberry Banana Peanut Smoothie, it was really good. I know because the recipe said it made eight servings and I only came up with five and a half, the half being on my walls.
So my ‘get fit’ friends, take it from me. If it works for you as you’re trying to get healthy, do it. If childhood memories cause you to fly around your house like an idiot, at least you’re moving.
If you, like me, have a plan I can only say to you, “may the force be with you!”
Friends- are you so excited about the upcoming release of the latest Star Wars movie that you want even more Star Wars humor? If so, I suggest checking out My Odd Sock’s (another funny MS blog-can never have too many of those) latest post. My Odd Sock and I will have you Star Wars ready in no time!
Both star images courtesy of bulldogza at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Banana smoothie image courtesy of justingun at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Bananas image courtesy of adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Laughing dude image courtesy of MisterGC at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Other images courtesy of my own private webcam