Our Secret Weapon in the Kitchen: the Vitamix (Plus, Our First We Heart Video)

Vitamix

In our experience, having a Vitamix blender in your kitchen makes the challenge of achieving your health goals a lot easier. We use the 5200 model in our office to make morning smoothies, salad dressing, soups… We love it!

(Scroll down to see our video!)

Since many of you prioritize healthy eating, and since January is a big time for rethinking our diets, we thought we'd feature Vitamix as this month’s We Heart. It's a simple tool, but it can really change how you eat. And you can get free shipping when you order through us!

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Whether you want to lose weight, have more energy, decrease your risk of disease, or achieve beautiful, glowing skin, adding more fruits, vegetables, and superfoods into your diet is a good way to start. If you're trying to eliminate certain food groups, the Vitamix can also help you make gluten-free flours, dairy-free cream sauces, or homemade salad dressing (without any nasty preservatives).

We find the Vitamix really helpful for getting tons of veggies into your diet, with very little chopping, cooking, or clean up.

There are a lot of high speed blenders out there, but we’re devoted Vitamix fans. Why?

On days when you don’t feel like making a salad, green smoothies are an easy way to stay on track. Of course, you want the end product to be smooth and drinkable. (It’s called a smoothie, not a chunky!) The Vitamix has the power to process ingredients  smoothly (even kale), resulting in something you’ll love drinking—as long as you've got a good recipe. 🙂

The Vitamix is also easy to use (put stuff in container, put container on motor, blend) and since it has a powerful motor, you don't have to turn it off and on and rearrange the ingredients as you go. It just blends everything up.

This $400 investment can drastically change your (priceless) health. It's made to last years of frequent use and even comes with a 7 year warranty. So instead of buying a mediocre blender that could still run you $100 or more, and might not last more than a couple years, we recommend purchasing one of these high quality machines instead.

Another great facet of this company is their customer service. There are too many companies out there, even ones that make good products, that don’t emphasize good customer experiences. Vitamix is known to deal with customer issues perfectly, so if you have an issue with your purchase (hey, it happens), expect friendly and professional people to help you out.

Vitamix has an amazing reputation, so you’ve probably already heard about them or maybe even thought about buying one. Now might be the right time, since they’re offering our free shipping to our customers!

Click Here to Get Your Vitamix Blender with Free Shipping

We thought it'd be fun to invite you into our office to show you how to make a high protein green smoothie.

Morning Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Sun Warrior Protein Powder
  • 1 scant tbsp Dandy Blend
  • 1.5 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 2 heaping tbsp raw almond butter

Directions: Load and blend. 🙂

Here are some more of our favorite recipes:

Homemade Almond Milk

If you’ve never tasted homemade almond milk, beware. You’ll never want to go back. It’s fresher, you can control the amount of sugar, and actually tastes like almonds! We swear it’s easier than you’d think.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • About 3 cups water (use less water for creamier milk, more water for lighter milk. This is totally a preference thing)
  • 2 dates, pitted

Directions:

  1. Soak almonds 8 hours or longer (up to 2 days, the longer you soak them, the creamier your milk will be)
  2. Drain the almonds and put them in the blender
  3. Add water and dates and blend for 1-2 minutes
  4. Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag (you can also use those reusable produce bags, though they may not hold up as well)
  5. Store in an airtight container. Fresh almond milk only stays good for a few days.

You can drink almond milk by itself, pair it with granola, or use it to make smoothies like this amazing Almond Butter Maca Madness smoothie. You can also dehydrate or toast the leftover almond meal and blend it to make a gluten-free flour!

Annmarie’s Easy Green Smoothie

This recipe is perfect if you’re new to green smoothies. Romaine lettuce is so light, you'll barely notice it's there. Cucumber is refreshing while also packing in B vitamins and skin-loving silica. The fruit brings Vitamins A and C, plus it makes the taste nothing but yummy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ bag of mangos
  • ½ bag of cherries
  • ½ bag of peaches

Directions: Just blend up and enjoy!

For more smoothies recipes from our team, check out this blog post.

For yummy soup recipes (some of which you can make in a Vitamix), check out this blog post.

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by Hope Freije

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  1. Lois says

    I just got my Vitamix last week and absolutely LOVE it!! I’ve spent so much money on inferior blenders and juicers and now this just does everything! I did buy a reconditioned one through Vitamix. It’s a little easier on the pocketbook and you still get a 5 year warranty. I also got the 5200 model.
    And everyone at Vitamix is a pleasure to talk to. I think they have free shipping right now as well.
    Great recipes – thanks for sharing!

  2. Carolynn Ross says

    I bought a Vita Mix a long, long time ago and would never be without it. It’s great for quick smoothies, dressings, soups, etc., A regular blender no matter how expensive cannot compare. A Vita Mix lasts forever and the folks back at Vita Mix couldn’t be easier to deal with. I bought one for my brother and his wife as a gift and they love it. Like me, they would now never be without it.

  3. Patrish says

    It would take a lot of guesswork out of this recipe if you could be more specific on ingredient amounts. That way everyone has a higher probability of arriving at a smoothie as tasty as the one you have enjoyed. Heads of romaine vary greatly in size, as do the fruits listed and the sizes of bags they come in. Thanks for your interesting blogs.

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