Actually, it is just my first time making it in my own kitchen. I had one back in November from my friend Rachael in Wake Forest, then I made one for my Dad over Thanksgiving. But, I used my brand new red black and decker blender I got at Kohls after Thanksgiving for 27$. Much cheaper than a VitaMixer for right now.
My friend Becca was coming over. This thing is so healthy and good for you and filling and low in points (if doing weight watchers). I've also listed the health benefits of what I threw in:
1/2 large red delicious apple:
1 cara cara orange from tree in parents yard:
1 small banana:
3/4 cup frozen strawberries (picked from Huber's this summer and frozen):
1/8 cup cut mango:
2.5 stalks of kale:
3 cups fresh baby spinach:
1/2 cup water:
1 T ground flax seed:
I blended the water and apple first, then did it all in that order till it was ready to go! My blender worked fabulously!