Well, regardless of the origin of the expression, this photo captures double the off-grid goodness.
With GSI's Vortex blender, we get a decent workout while preparing our organic green smoothies. Today it was packed with blueberries, banana, kale, coconut milk, flax powder, spirulina, coconut butter, and Chocolate Vega powder. I will say that the hand crank Vortex is no VitaMix...if you like chewing your smoothies (which I do) then it will work just fine with the kale. If you don't like to chew your smoothie (cough:::cough:::Joe:::) then, try juicing the kale first and adding it that way.
In the background you see Joe working it with our Junior Wonder Mill. This is a solid piece of equipment that we are loving! We sprouted hard wheat berries for about 3 days (which is SUPER easy with the Sproutman sprout bags) and milled them while they were moist to make a dough. With just ONE ingredient, we made sprouted wheat bread! No yeast, just sprouts and love :) We'll be posting a "how-to" video soon!