How I first learned about the Vitamix blender
I first learned about the wonders of high speed/power blenders shortly after I became interested in following a plant-based lifestyle. I was talking with a friend on the phone and she told me she was making soup in her blender. At first I thought she was simply blending soup she had made on the stove, but she went on to explain that the blades in her Vitamix blender turn so rapidly that the friction creates enough heat to warm the soup. Being a fan of anything that makes cooking easier, I was immediately intrigued.
Another friend was kind enough to lend me her Vitamix blender so I could give it a try. (It’s good to have good friends.) I was immediately hooked and asked Santa (in the guise of my dear husband) to bring me my very own Vitamix for Christmas.
What you can do with the Vitamix blender
- Nut butters
- Flours (Yes – you can grind your own flour!)
I’ve been meaning to try making:
- Plant milks
- Frozen desserts
Is it worth the investment?
I use my Vitamix blender nearly every day – sometimes more than once. As I explained in my Vegan Breakfast Smoothie Recipe post, smoothies are just about the only thing my daughter is willing to have for breakfast. I also appreciate the ability to make a quick soup or salad dressing for lunch. For me, the versatility, power, and the quality/durability of the blender are worth the cost. Other blenders I've used - such as the Magic Bullet - are no comparison. Additionally, I enjoy exploring the recipes shared on the Vitamix website.
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