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23 Jan 2014
Last night, I made an investment in my health.
I purchased a VitaMix blender!
I have been wanting one ever since I started going to Liquid Nutrition to buy smoothies. I could see all the ingredients being added, and how the blender just pulverizes everything in it. A quick check, and it was indeed a VitaMix.
A couple years ago, I was a regular at a vegan restaurant in Burlington called KindFood (now LettuceLove). I am not sure what type of blenders they use, but they would put garlic, celery, ginger, kale, spinach, cayenne peppers, different types of seeds, natural peanut butter, tomatoes, etc… and it came out so smooth.
Words of wisdom
I realize it is a lot to spend on a blender. My Dad used to tell me as a kid “a rich man cannot afford to buy cheap things”. I used to scratch my head and wonder what he meant by that. We were never rich. I grew up in a blue collar family, and we did not have a lot of money.
We’ve owned a few blenders, coffee machines, and various other small appliances. We have never spent a great deal of money on them. We always opted for the cheapest unit. They would serve their purpose, break or stop working, and we would go out and buy yet another cheap replacement.
Then it hit me…
This is what my Dad was talking about. Over the course of the years Wendy and I have been married, we have probably spent thousands of dollars on small appliances that were cheap.
It was time to break that trend!
We saved up for this. I have been researching blenders since October, when I started my #NewBDK journey. There are several great ones out there. One comparible to the VitaMix is the Blendtec. I have a few friends that have one, and swear by it.
I posted a comment on my Facebook wall asking for feedback on what blender they have, how they use it, and how long they have had it. It was clear that the hardcore health nuts all preferred the VitaMix. The Blendtec came in second (as it did in most of the performance tests). It has a slightly higher horsepower motor, and several presets. However, there are features on it that I would never use, and features it didn’t have that I wanted. The VitaMix was the perfect fit for me. Is it overkill for my current use? Of course. But that is the thing… for my current use.
The possibilities are endless!
The VitaMix is more than I have needed in the past. I currently only make smoothies. I have a couple different recipes I use. I have been reluctant to use harder vegetables as I was afraid my Hamilton Beach Wave blender would not be able to grind it up. It has been feeling the pressure of daily use, and in the past few weeks, getting noisier and performing at a much lower rate. This worried me, as I was trying to turn Wendy on to smothies. She tried one that I was not overly happy with, and didn’t enjoy it. It was lumpy, and not smooth enough.
I am looking forward to creating all kinds of things with my new VitaMix… not just smoothies! Fresh hot soups, guacamole, salsa, hummus, and healthy ice cream for the girls. Flipping through the recipe book, and researching recipes online, I am sure I will be able to recreate many of these amazing recipes, for me and my family to enjoy.
This is just one more step in the right direction on my #NewBDK journey.