We have a Vitamix blender. It is no wussy, weak, machine. This is a manly machine. It is probably our most-used kitchen appliance. The one shown in the picture below is 12+ years old. It is used many times a day.
I like to make smoothies. Here’s a recipe I want to try:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 frozen overripe banana, broken into chunks
- 14 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 tsp flax seed
I also enjoy making the kids smoothies and use various fruit depending on what is available. Here are some ideas to try: pineapple, mango, banana, and orange.
I could change things around and put these fruit in a smoothie: mango, pineapple, orange, and banana.
Or this combination, too, works well: orange, banana, pineapple, and mango.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
How will Smoothie 1 vary in taste from Smoothie 2? How about the taste of Smoothie 3 and Smoothie 4? What will they taste like? Will they differ?
The pastor’s family had recently purchased a Vitamix and I know from talking with his wife, they really enjoyed it. We had been using our Vitamix for years, so they were speaking our language. I remember sharing my favorite ways of using our Vitamix with her.
At church, I became aware that many people were tiring of the very repetitious repetitious repetitious sermons, week after week, week after week, month after month and month. I encouraged them to tell the pastor, that it wouldn’t do any good to tell me about it (although I personally did have the same issue and was going so crazy that I wanted to scream).
After hearing that others had brought this subject to their attention time and again and again, I used this Vitamix illustration in a meeting with the pastor and elders. It seemed apparent that either the pastor did not get the message, ignored the message, chose to disregard the message, did not like the message, or did not want to hear the message from others, so I attempted to speak in a fruity language in hopes that he would finally *get it*.
I told him that if someone was to take Fruit D, Fruit C, Fruit B, and Fruit A, mix it up in the Vitamix and pour it out, it will taste the same if you switched around the order and used Fruit C, Fruit, B, Fruit A , and Fruit D. I explained that people were going crazy with the repetitious sermons that go on and on and on and on with little new material and so on. We were going bored out of our brains. We needed more fruit, not the disgusting fruit mixed up again and again. It was rotten, stinking rotten.
For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
2 Peter 2:18