|Dirty Vitamix? No bigs!|
It's almost sinful how easy it is to clean a blender: Just rinse the container, make a soap smoothie, and rinse again. Done!
|How to clean a blender.|
I bet this technique would work with immersion blenders that are dirty post-smoothie too. Just fill the glass you used with soapy water and let the wand do the magic.
This tip comes courtesy of Melissa Danielle, aka The Bad Ass Blender Woman. Check out my interview with her for more tips on making smoothies.
We just got our Vitamix this weekend but I'm certain this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. My blender makes it easy for me to eat more healthy foods and still be a lazybones. I hope my juicer doesn't get jealous! (Juicer baby, you're not that hard to clean either.)
I can't resist bragging about the smoothie I had for breakfast: frozen kale, romaine lettuce, frozen peaches, almond milk, flax seed meal, and coconut oil. It knocked my socks off! I just threw stuff I thought was healthy in the blender. I was not prepared for how good it would be!
Update 5/14/2013: If you blend something fatty (coconut oil/ nut butter), this technique may not get everything off but it should be clean enough to make another smoothie. For best results, add a little baking soda along with the soap. Blend. Empty container, but don't rinse it. Wipe container with a sponge or dish cloth. Now rinse. Unfortunately, Vitamix containers shouldn't go in the dishwasher.
Olivia Lovejoy is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning.