Friday, December 17, 2010

My Early Christmas Gift

   This year I got my Christmas present a little early and I'm so excited about it!
    Back in November, I decided to try having a fruit smoothie each morning as a healthy way to start my day.  Then I  read that adding a little raw spinach to a smoothie would make it even healthier, so I tried this in my blender and while I could drink it, it just never seemed to blend real well.
   So, I did a little online research and decided I would really, really like to have a Vitamix blender.  It's as close to a commercial blender as you can get for home use.  It will even make hot soup!
   Well, on one of my many regular trips to Costco they just happened to have a Vitamix demonstration going on and  since I knew they were going to be demonstrating for ten days, I went back three times and watched them before I actually bought one.  In the meantime, I had to convince my husband of the magical qualities of this product and how useful it would be. His first response was, "You want to pay $$$ for that?  It's just a blender!!"  But after promising that I would really use this amazing appliance, we decided to make the investment.
   And I can tell you, I love, love this machine!

This morning I made a smoothie for us using a cup of red grapes, some baby carrots, a whole tomato, a wedge of purple cabbage, an orange, a banana, a cup of frozen blueberries and a handful of raw baby spinach.  I added a few drops of stevia for a little sweetness and some ice cubes to make it nice and cold.

I blended this all for a few minutes, first on low and then on high and I got this wonderful, smoo-o-o-th drink!
I won't have to worry about getting our five servings of fruits and vegetables today!                                       

And you know it's really tasty when a certain little six-year-old, who's not real fond of vegetables, will drink it!                                                                                                                                                             

That's a real seal of approval!

   If you think you might enjoy owning the Vitamix blender, then hurry over to this site
where Crystal is giving one away next week!.......Good luck!


  1. I am a BIG fan of juicing! I have a Jack Lalanne Juicer. We Love Ours!!

  2. Oh we just got a Costco here!!! I might have to check that out. I can't believe that I am this behind reading your posts! Merry Christmas!



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