Vitamix – a Kitchen Tool You’ll Use Daily

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Nutrition | 1 comment


If you’re like me, you’ve probably got an assortment of very cool, almost completely unused kitchen tools and appliances. There are SO MANY available, and all seem like such a good idea at the time!

  • The ice-cream maker.
  • The waffle iron.
  • The indoor grill.
  • The fondue pot.
  • The sandwich machine.
  • The pizza stones.
  • The slow-cooker.
  • The pressure cooker.
  • The food processor.
  • The dehydrator.
  • The juicer…

OK – I actually DO use some of these pretty often – I’m a big fan of the pressure cooker (at least once or twice a week in the winter; less often in summer). And we finally bought a really good juicer (this is the third one we’ve bought!), which we use regularly (several times a week). I use the food processor frequently. And my kids love waffles, so I use the waffle iron maybe once a month.

But none of them can compete, in terms of use-frequency, with my Vitamix. I’ve had it for over 5 years, and unless we’re away on vacation, it’s generally used at least once each day. Mostly to make fruit drinks or green smoothies (my kids make their own fruit smoothies, and I have green smoothies for breakfast every day). Sometimes to make soup. Or salad dressing. Occasionally to make waffle batter.

With my Vitamix, I can toss whole flaxseed into my smoothie, and know that it won’t just go around and around – it’ll actually be completely ground by the time I’m done. I can blend leafy greens, and not end up with big pieces. I can throw in frozen berries and banana, and it handles them no problem (before my vitamix, I burned out one high-end blender motor in less than two weeks! Luckily, it was still under warranty). Basically, my Vitamix can take anything I’m apt to want to blend. I like that!

My parents bought their Vitamix about 6 years before I did, and my mom makes healthy soups with it several times a week. Smoothies, too, but that’s not part of their daily routine. Yet.

At any rate – the point I’m trying to make is – this is one kitchen tool that earns a prominent place on your counter, so that there will be no reason why you can’t use it ALL THE TIME!

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A whole food diet is the key to a long and healthy life. New recommendations encourage consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day. This is easily accomplished by eating terrific-tasting, nutrient-rich whole food meals made in the Vitamix machine.

Steaming hot soups & sauces in 4 minutes

Juice whole foods in 60 seconds

Frozen treats in 30 seconds

Grind grains and knead dough in one 5 minute operation

Cooking soup from scratch that’s hot, hearty and satisfying in just 4 minutes.

Making whole food juice that’s full of fiber and flavor in under a minute.

Making frozen treats that are full of fruit and low in fat in only 30 seconds.

Grinding fresh whole grains into flour and kneading dough for healthy home made bread in one 5-minute operation.

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One Comment

  1. I’ve received a few questions about HOW LONG a smoothie should be blended in a vitamix.

    In general, you’ll want to blend it as little as possible while still getting the consistency you’re looking for. I tend to do mine in two parts – first I put in water, almonds, flaxseed, and leafy greens, and blend that on high for 10-20 seconds (til the almonds are broken down). Then I add the frozen berries and frozen banana, and blend another 10-20 seconds.

    The reason I do this is mostly that if I added the frozen fruit before blending the nuts and seeds, the vitamix would have to blend a lot longer to break down the nuts and seeds – and that would make the frozen fruit warm up, and my smoothie wouldn’t be so nice and thick and frosty anymore.

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