Post # 1
I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for awhile now. Every time we go to Costco I’d stop by the Vitamix demo and sample the smoothies. I especially wanted to get into making green smoothies. We’re on a tight budget though, so I didn’t expect to get one anytime soon. We were using a Bella rocket blender at home. It’s sort of like a Magic Bullet, but it doesn’t do very well with frozen fruit and leaves lots of chunks.
Yesterday, SO decided to bite the bullet and bought the 5200 model! So far I’ve made a few berry and almond milk smoothies and they came out SOOOO smooth! I love it and can’t wait to get ingredients to make a green smoothie!
Anyone else use a Vitamix?
Post # 3
I bought one at Christmas and it is my favourite thing ever! I use it at least once a day since I got It. I make green smoothies every morning and have soup or sorbet fairly often too. It works so well! Have fun with it!
Post # 4
I LOVE my Vitamix!! Well… I like it a lot. Sometimes I get really frustrated because stuff doesn’t blend properly and the blade gets stuck so I have to poke it with the tamper stick thingy. Some of the recipes in the book that come with it, don’t work. One of the smoothie recipes just has fruit and ice, and it definitely didn’t blend up. I had to add water to loosen it up. But I still like it for what it is, I guess.
And apparently you can make tahini (sesame paste) in it, by just grinding sesame seeds. And peanut butter, by just grinding peanuts. The natural oils supposedly come out and the motor gets warm enough to mix it all together. I haven’t tried it yet though, but I have major doubts.
Post # 5
My mum has one and it’s incredible. For breakfast she makes a smoothie with apple juice, celery, spinach, and some other green bits. The celery doesn’t leave stringy bits at all! Plus, it fills you up completely until lunch 🙂
You def need some kind of liquid in it to help it blend better into a liquid consistency.
I cannot wait until I can get one. Best things ever.
Post # 6
@Miss Jackrabbit: That’s the best part, it doesn’t leave chunks and bits! I just made a green smoothie with spinach, green apple, pear, one cutie (mandarin orange), and a little water. It was pretty good! You don’t even have to peel the pear or apple!
Post # 7
I have a Nutribullet. I start with spinach and carrots. I then add frozen and/or fresh fruit, flax seed, a little honey and water. I’ve done a spoonful of cottage cheese too. My Nutribullet does well even with frozen fruit as long as there is some fresh fruit and water. I like things cold.
Post # 8
@Pamelor55: That sounds pretty good! I’ll have to try it with carrots sometime. I like my smoothies cold too. We have a small freezer and no room for ice cube trays so I freeze some of the fruit. For the green smoothie I froze the pear.
I also need to get some flax to throw in!
I wanted the Nutribullet after seeing an infomerical for it, but my SO thought the Vitamix would be more versatile.