I call it a mixer; my wife calls it a food processor. We’ll be mixing up a storm and reporting at my various blogs. My wife’s been thinking about getting a contraption like this for months. She got excited and bit the bullet when she saw a live demonstration at Costco yesterday.
Almost immediately out of the box, my wife threw in a couple handfuls of ice, couple handfuls of frozen strawberries, and one and a half bananas. I thought this would be a fruit smoothie, but with the very thick consistency, “Italian ice” might be a better term.
One of our goals is to sneak more fiber, vegetables, and fruit into our kids diets. (Shhhh….don’t tell!)
I have had a vitamix for about 4 years now. They are great. I make soups, dips, smoothies, crushed ice. I really hope you enjoy yours too.
I’m getting more response than I expected.
When my wife showed me what she’d bought, I thought it was great. We had agreed to get a mixer or food processor. We could do lots of recipes for folks on the Advanced Mediterranean and Ketogenic Mediterranean Diets. Then I discovered the high price might keep lots of folks from ever getting one. The Vitamix really seems to be in a whole different class from the $40-80 (USD) mixers most folks have, if any.Those more common mixers just can’t do what the Vitamix does.
I’m hoping more people have the Vitamix than I realize.
I can’t wait to see if it can make a decent pico de gallo. We eat a lot of that, and the prep is fairly time-consuming.
it is great thing to have around – I like to add some low-fat or cottage cheese to fruit smoothies; this way they keep me satiated for longer period of time.
and when frozen, very healthy alternative to ice-cream 🙂
Hey, Patrick. I’ll have to try that!
My husband and I love our Vitamix. We use it everyday, sometimes twice or thrice. We had a hard time with the price initially but it’s been worth every penny and so more. Enjoy it!
Hi, Anne. I’m glad to hear about your experience. My wife is loving ours so far. She’s made a number of hot soups and fruit smoothies.