A week or so ago I sold the last of my CircleLord Ka Ching boards and decided to use that money to purchase a long wished for VitaMix. As part of my newly changed diet, I’d like to start adding some green smoothies to my daily diet. Hopefully it will arrive soon! I’ve considered buying one several times in the past, but the size of the beast kept putting me off. The newer 750 model is short and squat, and will fit under the upper kitchen cabinets.I have a KitchenAid blender which does an okay job, but it’s such a pain to clean and the motor gets pretty toasty if I try to blend without a lot of water added, which I don’t like. I may also start juicing again, but fortunately I already own a wonderful Champion Juicer, which was the very first high-end kitchen gadget I ever purchased! It took me a long time to save up for it, as I bought it when I was in my twenties and the boys were little. I was a vegetarian back then and it got a ton of use. I still use it every year when I process food from our garden… definitely a worthwhile investment.
Since blackberries grow so well for us here, I’ll definitely be using a lot of those, and I think the VitaMix will pulverize the seeds, the KitchenAid does not, and I hate those seeds!
I had a smoothie this morning, made with 2 cups of spinach, 1 carrot, 1 stalk of celery, 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup strawberries, plus 3/4 cup of water. I really like the celery in it!