Ironically, it just so happens that a few months ago I happened to have purchased a Vitamix blender from Williams-Sonoma. Believe it or not, until today, I had not actually used it (what's wrong with me?!?!)! So, it was only fitting that my Vitamix's "maiden voyage" was taken by participating in Williams-Sonoma's "Juice Week"! In addition to carrying the Vitamix blender like I purchased, Williams-Sonoma also carries a great selection of other juicer options as well.
This juice was so simple to make and absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed using my Vitamix so much that I actually feel rather stupid for not trying it out sooner. It was actually fun to use! My version has a pre-programmed clean cycle which made cleaning it a breeze (it basically cleans itself). I used another pre-programmed "juicing" cycle to make my juice. My Lemon-Berry Juice consists of frozen wild blueberries, fresh cranberries, fresh lemon (pulp included), water, ice and a simple syrup made with stevia. It was just amazing, plain and simple. I snapped some photos below as well as included my easy peasy recipe. Enjoy!
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|BEST. JUICE. EVER!|
1 cup of chilled water
1/2 cup ice
1/2 lemon, peeled and cut into chunks (remove seeds)
1/4 cup frozen organic wild blueberries (I used Wyman's of Maine)
1/4 cup fresh cranberries (I used about 1 dozen)
Sweetener, to taste (I used 1 teaspoon NuStevia Simple Syrup)
In a blender, add water, ice, lemon, blueberries, cranberries and sweetener. Cover and blend at high speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
*Note: If desired, 1 teaspoon of chia seeds can be added before blending. Approximately 7 grams net carbs and 5.5 grams sugar.