I love to eat healthy food but who has time to wash and cut up fresh food everyday. I certainly don't. But I knew I needed to eat a minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Finally, I found an answer.
I was thoroughly impressed when I first saw the Vitamix machine in action. It made hot soups from fresh vegetables and ice cream from fresh fruit, all within a matter of minutes. At first I thought, I'll just get a cheap blender to do the same thing. However, I discovered blenders do not have nearly the amount of power as Vitamix. The whirling blades of Vitamix travel at 240 mph which generates enough energy to make hot soup. For example, with the Vitamix, I'll combine boiled potatoes, split peas, and a bullion cube for a delicious hot potato-split pea soup.
Not to mention, I could never make ice cream with a blender. On the other hand, the Vitamix lets me make ice cream from fresh organic fruit. For example, I'll peel and freeze some navel oranges. The next day, they go into the Vitamix and come out as delicious and nutritious orange ice cream. Or, I'll freeze some yogurt and put it into the Vitamix with nuts and syrup. Out comes my very own black walnut and maple ice cream. Yum!
I've had fun making some sauces and salsas as well. They're much more delicious when all the ingredients are fresh. Next I want to try making my own whole wheat bread with the Vitamix. And, for those of you who have babies, wouldn't you love to make your own pureed organic baby food? With Vitamix you can.
So Vitamix is not a blender. Is it a juicer? Not by any means. I was tempted to get a cheap juicer as well. But juicers strain out the juice taking out all the nutritious pulp and fiber. Vitamix doesn't throw away any portion. You get the benefits of the whole food. Moreover, Vitamix breaks these foods down to the cellular level making them easy for the body to absorb. Now, my favorite part of owning a Vitamix is that it's self-cleaning. All I do is half fill it with water and a drop of all natural Sunshine Concentrate, turn it on for one minute and rinse. That's it.
So what have I gained--I feel better. I've saved money by eating out less. I've lowered my cholesterol level considerably, and increased my intake of fruits and vegetable. And, I'm healthier.
Are there any other perks to owning a Vitamix machine? Yes, too many to name. To start, it comes with a cookbook consisting of many delicious recipes, a video to show you the best way to use your investment, and a 7-year warranty. Here is another perk, use code 06-001779 to receive free ground shipping which can save you around $25.00. To order your Vitamix visit Vitamix Don't forget to use your free shipping code 06-001779.
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