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I am hanging my nose over a Vitamix Belnder. I have been for a year or so. Mostly for green smoothies.
For those of you who have them, do you use them enough to justify what they cost to buy?
I will be gtted if I finally spend that amount one and don't really use it. I don't want to make nut milk with it, really just green smoothies, soups. I have a blender and a veg juicer already.
Any info appreciated ;-)
I Love mine, it makes being 75% raw bearable. I juice fruits and veggies, than add frozen stawberries, banana or whatever to make smoothies. Yummy!! I also make fresh soups and of course mixed drinks ;) I use it every day.
Great, thanks Merry, just what I wanted to hear, lol ;-)
No problem :) there are so many uses, you'll have a blast!
Hi Catherine, I just want to add that you may want to check out Dara Dubinet on youtube. She's a raw foodist and does daily videos. I've seen her use both vitamix and blendtec for a lot of her recipes and has tons of great ideas. She is very inspirational in getting healthy (even if you're not that in to raw food). Here is a short montage of her videos over the past year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9TydMAkHNM
Great, I'll have a look, thank you Merryberry!
I am very into raw food but I find it sometimes just a bit too much to stomach in it's original form, lol. I am not mad keen on raw kale :-(
It's a great blender, and you can make your own coconut, almond or soy milks .
Super tool !
Thank you John, that's great!
I don't have one personally, but have studied about them. I would say that to get the most out of it, you would need to be mostly raw, as Merryberry said above. If you do juice fasts often it would be useful as well. Use a juicer for the fast, but then bounce back with blended drinks and smoothies. My trusted raw vegan source says that it is the most valuable piece of equipment he has. You can make raw ice cream as well. It better liquifies the fruits and veggies so you absorb more nutrients and save digestive energy. Especially going raw, they say this is the piece of equipment to have. Again, I am not a raw vegan, haven't made it that far yet, but I think it would be awesome if you had the money.
Aloha. I have had a VitaMix for 20+ years(upgraded from the 13 yr old 5000 to the 5200 4 yrs ago because I wanted a red base)and besides my knife, it is the only kitchen appliance/utensil/gadget that I use everyday without fail. I use it primarily for green smoothies,soups and raw sauces.Could not live without it. I tried the Blend-tec when I was staying at my cousin's home for a month and did not care for the design.I believe the best price is still at Costco.