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 http://moneysavingmom.com/msm/2010/12/christmas-gift-guide-a-vita-mix-and-win-one-too/
where Crystal is giving one away next week!.......Good luck!