We Love Our New Vita Mix Blender

On today’s Healthy Diet Podcast we talk about our new Vita Mix blender and why it’s important to take charge of your health.

Show notes:

  • It’s amazing what a hospital thinks is nutritionally sound food with Alan’s mom being sick. It’s a diet of medication and processed foods, yummy!
  • We want to take charge of our health so we bit the bullet and purchased a Vitamix Super 5000 blender. These are the blenders used in Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and many other places.
  • The Vita Mix came with 2 – 8 cup containers and can be used for making smoothies, frozen desserts, chopping vegetables, hot soups, grinding grain, making bread dough and more.
  • Features we like are the way the lid fits. It comes with a tamper that you use to push ingredients into the blades. It’s fast. It has an automatic overload protection so it doesn’t overheat.
  • Making green smoothies in the Vita Mix is great. Other blenders don’t chop the greens fine enough, the Vita Mix turns greens into liquids breaking down the cellular walls.
  • The blades on the Vita Mix rotate from 11 to 240 mph. The variable dial, only on the Super 5000, allows you to adjust the speed of the blades.
  • Tomatoes processed in a Vita Mix yield 3 times more lycopene than a whole tomato does when just chopped.
  • A recipe we’ve made with the Vitamix is tomatillo sauce. Ingredients are 5 tomatillas, 1 small onion, jalapeno slice, 2 teaspoons lime juice or apple cider vinegar and sea salt to taste. Put it in the blender and mix it up. Use it the way you would use any tomato based salsa.
  • The Vita Mix grinds grain superbly. What used to take us 3 to 5 minutes in a grain mill now takes us about 30 seconds.
  • You can even use this blender to cold compost. Grind up your kitchen scraps (vegan only) and you get non weed seed compost for your garden.

The Vita Mix can be purchased on eBay, that’s where we got ours.

Alan LeStourgeon

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