I recently started reading Jessica Alba’s book, The Honest Life. The book, which I am enjoying so far, goes into detail about the toxicity of everything we use on a daily basis. She discusses how we can move away from toxic chemicals and start being “honest” to ourselves and in our choices. Everything from shampoo to food choices are discussed. There are recipes, product suggestions and some very honest opinions about products. If you haven’t already, check out my review of her company, The Honest Co. – I highly recommend the Healing Balm
One of the recipes included in the book is for a smoothie that Jessica Alba drank to fill-up in the mornings while trying to lose her baby weight. I heart smoothies, and I too, am trying to lose that lovely flab left over from growing a person. So, this weekend at the grocery store I picked up the ingredients to make several servings of this delicious smoothie.
Now, I will tell you up front that I am not sure if I ever used the blender correctly. There are a lot of buttons that seemingly do the same thing: liquefy, puree, chop (alright, that sounds different) it all sounds the same and generally produces the same result. My husband and I enjoy peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip smoothies but sometimes the blender takes a long time to turn-them out, no matter what button I press.
I took out the ingredients to make this jam packed smoothie: Kale, apples, lemons, celery and cucumbers. I chopped the kale and put it in, then I cored the apples and put them in- this made me nervous. When on a regular basis your blender can’t seem to break apart a banana, expecting it to “liquefy” an apple seems pretty far fetched.
I pressed one of the buttons – loud noise ensued – but the kale, well it just sat there. I stopped it, walked away, because as we all know walking away changes the out come when you return, came back and pressed a button. Loud noise ensued once again, and I could see the kale starting to liquefy or puree – in other words there was green liquid at the bottom. Phew, thought I, hopefully it will work with the apples.
I was washing some dishes and letting the blender do its thing, when I heard a strange sound. I went over to the blender and turned it off to give it a break. I take the thing out once every couple of weeks, but please blender, take that break. I turned it back on, it looked good so I continued cleaning.
Then I heard a strange noise again, this time it sounded like the blender was suffering a little bit more. I walked over and the blender was SMOKING. Yes, that is correct, SMOKING! So I turned it off and unplugged it. I took it apart only to find that it was smoking because the bottom part had started to MELT. Then when I dumped the food out I saw that the blades on the inside had completely bent down, as in not pointing in the correct direction in order to make my food into a smoothie! From kale! It hadn’t even gotten to the apples yet.
How the heck did this happen? Now, I have wasted a ton of food and I am down a blender. I did not get to have what had the potential to be a very delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothie.
And that, is the story of how Jessica Alba broke my blender.
Has a celebrity ever broken one of your appliances?