I’ve been begging Dan for a Vitamix for years. “But we already have a blender,” he’d say.
True. We have a blender. But it’s just not high-powered enough for this smoothie-loving girl. I’d have to turn it on and shake it violently from side to side to get all the contents to mix. And it never really got the right texture. Ice chunks and pieces of banana wouldn’t quite blend.
Two Christmases ago I told Dan all I wanted was that blender. It’s a high-price item. And the only thing I wanted.
Being the good deal catcher that is he, he found a good price via Slick Deals and surprised me with the Vitamix for Christmas.
After spending years Googling “is the Vitamix worth it?” I can 100% say, “Yes.”
This thing is crazy high powered. I’m pretty sure it could blend a brick. When I make my smoothies, they always come out smooth. No matter how many ice cubes or chunks of frozen fruit.
There are a TON of things you can make with this thing. Everything from smoothies to ice cream to soup to dips. So far, I’ve only made smoothies and that frozen banana ice cream that’s all the rage on Pinterest.
My favorite, go-to smoothie recipe is perfect for breakfast (I especially love it after a good, sweaty workout) or an afternoon pick me up.
Sarah’s Go-To Green Smoothie
+handful of spinach (you won’t taste this, so really, make it a good handful)
+ice (this adds volume, so as much as you like)
+almond milk (I do enough to cover the ice)
+1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
+1 tablespoon flax
+1 tablespoon chia seeds
+a good shake of cinnamon
Blend away and enjoy!
And clean up is a dream! After I pour out my smoothie, I fill up the container half way with water, add a drop of dish soap, and run it on the 10 setting for about a minute. Then all I have to do is rinse! Clean!
Do you have a Vitamix? What’s your favorite thing to make? I’d like to try a soup and hummus. Yum!