I knew about it for years. Thought it was just an overpriced blender for those with money to spare. A few weeks back one of my clients told me all the wonderful things she makes with it, that she’s had her Vita mix for 50 years and how it changed her life.
A week later a neighbor had purchased one at the Costco road sale. They came over bragging about all the wonderful things they had made. I suddenly had to re-evaluate my stance. Could this “blender” really do so much and actually change or enhance one’s life?
Fresh Nut Butters
Off to Costco I went to purchase my “blender.” The first day I made peanut butter from just roasted peanuts and cashew butter from raw cashews and a little avocado oil. The result? The best nut butters I’ve ever tasted and in case you did not know peanut butter is my favorite food. I’ve probably tasted every brand that was ever made in hopes of a better nut butter. I finally found it.
Next I made peach “ice-cream” or something that tasted pretty darn good. Three peaches, 1 tablespoon of 100% cane sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 cup of milk and some ice. Very refreshing and worth every bite.
Jeffrey has a smoothie every morning with some milk, yogurt, protein powder, fruit, ground flax seeds and ice. A normal blender could handle that but the consistency of the smoothie is like velvet and hits the spot if you are on the run.
Do I sound like an infomercial yet? One last thing. This week we had a few different types of squash – delicata, butternut and acorn. We roasted them in the oven and then scooped out the flesh into the Vitamix with small amounts of curry, sage and pepper, vegetable broth and a little milk. After about 5 minutes what resulted was a thick creamy hot soup so delicious I was savoring every bite- better than any fine restaurant soup I’ve ever tasted.
An over-priced blender? Maybe. However, if can make gourmet soup, faux ice-cream, fresh nut butters without additives in the amounts I need them and a quick breakfast drink the investment over the long run and enjoyment it has provided is well worth the cost. I’m hoping mine lasts the 50 years but even if it doesn’t I’m sold and enjoying the taste of real whole food more than ever!