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Fast Food that's fresh from the garden
A whole food diet is the key to a long and healthy life. New recommendations encourage consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day. This is easily accomplished by eating terrific-tasting, nutrient-rich whole food meals made in the Vita-Mix machine.
Steaming hot soups & sauces in 4 minutes
Juice whole foods in 60 seconds
Frozen treats in 30 seconds
Grind grains and knead dough in one 5 minute operation
Cooking soup from scratch that's hot, hearty and satisfying in just 4 minutes.

Making whole food juice that's full of fiber and flavor in under a minute.

Making frozen treats that are full of fruit and low in fat in only 30 seconds.
Grinding fresh whole grains into flour and kneading dough for healthy home made bread in one 5-minute operation.
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The Best Machine in the World for busy, on-the go-people: I know I've used it for over 25 years.

In 2008 The New Careering Institute, Inc., will be linking with several companies that have products we believe improves quality of life and health. That's a Life-Is-Career principle: linking and connecting.

Nutrition connects directly to anything you do in life and to your life-as-career developing. In fact, when you pay attention to your nutrition, you have more energy for moving your life direction forward. Few people do well in the long run by eating regularly atf fast food establishments. That's not a new idea. Anything we neglect eventually runs down. Our bodies are no exception.


I've often thought that the first level of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs ought to be Health, because without it, survival is next to impossible.

I have owned a Vita-Mix for over 25 years. I have had two versions and couldn't live without them. Our family is healthier because we own a vita-mix as, like most people, we're on the run a lot, and have to eat in transit. Cheese sticks and a vegetable smoothie is about as quick and nutritious as you can get. Besides it's a lot cheaper than stopping by the drive-up.

While Vita-Mix calls its machine a "blender" it has a lot more power than a regular blender, like 37,000 rotations per minute compared to 8,000 for the regular blender.

I usually mix a fruit or a vegetable smoothie. In the vegetable Smoothie I use grapes or any other fruit I have on hand. On the left you will see a picture of the vegetables I use.

I also make these smoothies for my 93 year old mother. Some of the combinations taste better than others, but my mother drinks them anyway as she knows they are perfectly digested.

At times I use the bread bowl. Making good wholewheat bread is such a quick proposition. After mixing in the Vita-Mix bowl, drop it into the pan, place it in the oven to raise. After that turn the oven to 350 and bake.

An attractive feature of the Vita Mix company is the 30 day try-out period. .

Also, I bought a refurbished machine as they are machines people have tried out and for some reason returned. They're like new and they save money.

Anna Miller-Tiedeman, Ph.D.
Director & Owner

The New Careering Institute, Inc.,




Whipping up a Smoothie - How I usually start

The TIEDEMAN approach to Vegetable Smoothies

Pictured on the upper left upper left, you'll see vegetables used in my smoothies. Yes, I use fruit with vegetables despite what others think you should do. What I use depends on the vegetables and fruits I have on hand. I usually make a green drink with kale (cooked), peas, green beans etc., beause color matters to me. If it turns out a YUCKY color it goes in the garden.

I usually try to use around 1/3 cup of each vegetable, and less for cauliflower, as you can see iin the picture. Which vegetables you use and how much of each will depend on your taste. I try to freeze tomatoes and yellow/red sweet peppers in the summer so I don't have to use vegtables that have been sprayed with pesticides.

Kroger, in Huntington, carries a large selection of fresh organic vegetables as well as a reasonable good selection of organic frozen. The organic market is growing rather rapidly across the country so organic is much easier to find and is more reasonably priced. Wal-Mart also carries organic vegetables.

After adding the vegetables to the Vita-Mix, I add water which usually just comes to the top of the vegetables. Sometimes I use V-8 juice instead of water, but, I don't like that as well as water because it makes a heavy taste. Often I use one chicken bullion. add a dash of Worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper, a little olive oil, or Macademia nut oil and a dash of tumeric.

Just use your creativity and experiment until you get the taste you like.

On the left you can see my starting recipe for smart folks, Once you get the hang of it, make your own recipe. I did and I like it better. But this is a good starter recipe..


The tomato is on the right of the carrot, and the yellow vegetable above the grapes is a yellow bell pepper. If I don't have a fresh tomato I use 1/3 cup of canned tomatoes. All my drinks have a half of a bell pepper because it really makes the taste for me. Rmember you have to gauge this by your own taste. In the beginning, I made some really "gross" tasting drinks, but I didn't call 911, I just poured it in my flower garden. That is called "cold composting."

for smart folks with no time

1/3 cup celery
1/2 sweet red, yellow or orange bell pepper
1/3 cup cucumber
1/3 cup yellow or green summer squash (I peel the zucchini)
1 flowerette cauliflower (See picture above)
1/2 clove garlic (if you like)
celery salt or salt to taste
1 boullion cube that makes 1 cup of broth (beef or chicken)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice cubes
(If I want a warm drink I add 1 cup boiling water instead of 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ice cubes)
Speed: High
Time: Approximately 25 seconds - Yield: 2 cups

Peach Fun
Use any fruit you like)

1/2 cup fresh or canned peches, with juice
1/3 cup apricot nectar (I would use 1/4 cup canned apricots)
1/2 cup ice cubes

Blend on high, 15-20 seconds, yield: 1 cup.