Can I just brag on my husband for a little bit? When I told him a few years back that I wanted a new blender, he was totally cool with that. When I told him that I wanted a new blender that cost almost $600, he may have died a little bit inside, but he didn’t shut me down right away. And sure enough, later that weekend, we were toting home a Vitamix of our very own. Gotta love that man.
And not to be left out, I’ve got to say thanks again to my brother, Mark, who happened to be in town and was willing to let me use his Costco membership. He thought I was completely nuts for spending that much money on a blender. Flash forward a few years, and last time I saw him, he asked if I still use it. I really do. Several times a week.
Most times, I make smoothies. And oh man, the Vitamix really shines when it comes to smoothies with ice or frozen fruit. I don’t think anything is too much for that machine.
The smoothies come out really, well, smooth. My hubby and I have this smoothie at least once a week for breakfast. It’s the smoothie in the book Always Hungry by Dr. David Ludwig. I swear I’m not getting paid to promote their book! LOL. But the smoothie recipe is worth the cost of the book alone, for sure. The recipe is of course copyrighted, otherwise I’d post it here. I’ll see what I can do for you guys, though. Stay tuned.
I also use my Vitamix for milling my own whole grain flour. Yep, I’m that kind of crazy. I’ll be posting about making my own flour under the Adventures category soon. I bought the special dry container from Vitamix, which is specially made to grind grains, dry beans, and even coffee. I could even make my own nut flour with the dry container. If I used the regular container, I’d end up with nut butter, which is also amazing but serves a different purpose.
The flour comes out of the Vitamix just as regular flour does, but with all that great whole grain goodness included.
One of these days, I’m going to have to have a blooper reel of all the god awful messes I’ve made in the kitchen. Don’t let the neatness of the kitchen fool you here… if you look closely at the cabinets, you may still see the splattered mushrooms that I spilled yesterday during a photo shoot of dinner. That was a royal mess. Anyway!
I noodled around on Amazon out of curiosity to see how much the blender I have now is going for, and there’s a refurbished one available through Amazon Prime for only $300! That’s a great deal.
So my question for you is, do you have a Vitamix? And if you do, what’s your favorite thing to make in it?