Friends, I have some exciting news:
I now own a Vitamix.
I’ve been coveting these blenders on other blogs for years; they have been hyped as “the Cadillac of blenders” and “the best blender ever" by pretty much everyone who owns them. My friend Gena swears by hers; she jokingly said at my bridal shower that there is life before a Vitamix, and life with a Vitamix. ;) In addition to amazing smoothies, the Vitamix can also grind you your own nut butters, purÃ©e (and HEAT?! not sure how… must investigate) soups, grind your own flour, etc, etc. From reading the box, it sounds like this blender can basically do everything but cook you a steak and clean your kitchen floors.
Anyway — Matt and I have now officially entered life with a Vitamix; our family friend Jill bought it for us for my bridal shower and I about died when she told me she’d gotten it.
Matt and I tested it out on Tuesday morning. In to the blender went frozen solid banana, spinach, milk, some Chobani cherry Greek yogurt, and lots of ice cubes. (If you want an actual recipe, check out my Banana Spinach Smoothie recipe — I basically used that plus the Greek yogurt. I promise you can’t taste the spinach!)
Normally, when I put this combination in our old blender, we ended up with a liquid-y smoothie plus some whole chunks of ice or banana that didn’t really get blended. Still delicious, but not exactly smoothie texture. Well — those days are apparently over. We turned the Vitamix on and a few seconds later… voila.
It was perfectly blended with no chunks of ice or banana floating around. Matt’s response? “Wow.” Vitamix, I think I love you. I can’t wait for a long life together.
Do you have a Vitamix? The only downside (which is a very large downside) to them is that they’re very expensive. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to afford one on my own. Jill — thank you again so much for the wonderful gift!