Sunday, January 16, 2011
MY SECRET WEAPON SERIES: Odds and ends (Part THREE)
Ok, I am going to wrap this up with a simple recommendation. Get a Vitamix! What is a Vitamix? It is a super powerful food processor/whole food blender that allows you to fully assimilate any fruit, veggie, nut or seed into easily digestible components maximizing the nutrients you obtain from your food, and exponentially increasing your variety of foods you can make and enjoy, as a nutritarian. Many commercial establishments use Vitamix machines to make their fruit smoothies, blended coffee drinks etc that have become so popular today especially on the West Coast of the USA. You can puree, make frozen drinks, smoothies, grind your coffee and seeds, even make flour (although I don't eat bread as a nutritarian) if you so choose. It makes quick work of sauces, nut milks, even composting and fertilizing your garden with leftover scraps pureed into water at the end of each day and added directly to soil. It makes healthy whole fruit sorbets with ease, and can easily make into snow an entire container FULL of ice cubes. That was the stipulation we gave the sales lady who sold us ours, actually. We said we were going to take it home, load the entire container with solid cubes from our freezer. If it couldn't turn them all to snow with ease, it was coming right back. Obviously, we all know how that ended up.
I bought mine right after I found out I was pregnant with my first and only child, and it was worth every penny. My son is three now, for reference, and the Vitamix is still going strong. When we first saw the vitamix it was at a live demonstration in a store. Immediately, it lost rapport just based on that. However, as we half willingly watched the demo, we learned the Vitamix could do many many things a regular blender simply cannot, and thoroughly enjoyed the show! She made salsa, soups (it slightly warms as it processes) dips, and among other things, baby food. At the time, that is what sold us. We were pregnant and wanted to make our own baby food when the time came. I wasn't a nutritarian back then but became one shortly after my son was born and I packed on the pounds to the tune of 165! Eeek! Thank goodness for what I didn't know! The vitamix would become absolutely indispensable as I would later become a nutritarian and lose a TON of weight in no time flat using it every day thereafter.
The best thing it has over a regular blender? Simple. It just WORKS as you might hope it would, and it is super sturdy and dependable. I have used many blenders over the years, some of which have lasted pretty long but they were all disappointing when it came to actual performance. What good is a blender that makes it 20 years, if for those 20 years, it subjected you to mediocre performance? The vitamix isn't cheap, but for what it costs, it stays around, has an incredible 7 year warranty, a company that truly stands behind it's products and is ready and willing to help if you should need (my Husband didn't use the "tamp" guard when he made something once and sliced it into oblivion!) They replaced it for free, even knowing full well it was his (our) fault! Awesome customer service. Hands down, unbeatable. Great machine, great service, great lifestyle, skinny jeans...does it get any better?
By the way, speaking of skinny jeans have you bought your copy of Dr. Fuhrman's 2nd revision of Eat to Live? I am in it! No, no pics or fancy features, but I am quoted in the beginning of the book in the testimonials section, right before the Table of Contents. I am the first quote at the top of a page there. That quote being in that book is pure magic to me. Two years ago, I was just picking up that book and unaware that my entire life would change radically, and that I would be reading my name in the next revision two years later. Unbelievable to me, and very special too. PLEASE if you are not a nutritarian, or haven't read that life changing book, Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, please go and get it? I just want you to feel as incredible about your body as I do. I want you to feel the spark of positivity that comes every time I drink a green smoothie and can feel my body thanking me for taking good care of it. I want you to have the confidence I do that I will NEVER fall victim to heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or strokes...and relish in the peace it brings.
Oh boy, I DIGRESS! Go get Eat to Live and see my quote, read the book and change your life! Then, go get a vitamix. Amen.
CLICK HERE to visit the Vitamix Website
PS If you're a DRFUHRMAN.COM member, he sells them there too ;)