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Whole coffee beans: wet grinding in Vitamix Smoothie: Just as nutritious? Does Grinding need air?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Since I'm not a coffee drinker, and don't know much about coffee, I figured I'd ask if it's safe, as nutritious, and ok to toss in 10 whole coffee beans into my vitamix smoothie?

I am curious if whole coffee beans are like garlic in that it needs to interact with oxygen after crushing to activate all the antioxidants or beneficial compounds?

In case anyone's interested, here's my recipe which makes two 12oz servings:

10oz whole milk

3oz heavy cream

1oz almonds (blanched)

6oz frozen strawberry

2oz kale

10 whole coffee beans

1oz rice syrup (or other sweetener).

Each 12oz servings contains: 433 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated), 36g carbs (26 as sugars), 10g protein.

It is a drinkable consistency. Add 1 or 2 cups of ice if you want to make it a frozen treat.

Thanks, Mike

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on January 07, 2013
at 05:19 PM

There is plenty of available dissolved oxygen in a smoothie, not to mention the aeration that happens during the blending phase of your smoothie.

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