After watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Jesse and I decided that we would like to be able to drink our fruits and vegetables. I told Jesse about the Vitamix, a very expensive and powerful blender, and he was determined that he could make my crappy old $30 blender pulverize fruit and veggies into a drinkable smoothie. One broken blender later, Jesse had come around on the $500 premium blender purchase.
We chose to get a blender, rather than a juicer, so that we would be eating the whole fruits and vegetables, rather than just the juice. We chose the Vitamix in particular because my mom has one and loves it. We also read a lot of reviews that said the only downside is the price, but it is well worth it, and it comes with a seven-year warranty, which clearly we need.
I ordered the blender online from Costco because it was the lowest price I had found, plus Costco is usually really good for returns and exchanges.
Upon it’s arrival, I immediately went out a bought pretty much everything I could liquify, purée, or pulverize with a blender. This included a large assortment of various fruits, vegetables, and nuts. That night, when Jesse got home from school, we made almond butter, almond milk, and our first green smoothie, which followed a recipe from the Vitamix recipe book.
The next morning I loosely followed a pumpkin latte which called for coffee, pumpkin, almond milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I added too much pumpkin and not enough coffee and it ended up too thick and pumpkin-y and basically ruined the thought of pumpkin lattes for me forever. I’m going to have to wait a while to try that one again.
It has been almost a month since the Vitamix came into our lives and we use it on a daily basis. Jesse makes disgusting vegetable smoothies and I make delicious fruit/veggie combination smoothies. My favourite smoothies usually involve a fair amount of spinach mixed with green grapes, pear, and pineapple. Another great fruit/veggie combo is carrot and apple juice.
I am very happy with the Vitamix and recommend it to anyone else looking for an amazing blender. Although it is quite expensive, it is the most used appliance in our kitchen and has definitely made our lives much healthier.