Vitamix Green Smoothie #1 (green smoothie #13)

Published February 24, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Okay, so after hours of watching Vitamix videos, and reading comparisons with Blendtec, I came to the conclusion that I’d made the right decision in a power blender. (If I did indeed need a power blender at all!) Vitamix appears to be the best one for green smoothies… precisely what I plan to make in them. Another look at their 30 money back guarantee brought to my attention that they will even pay for your shipping back if you want to return it. So fine. I opened up the manual/recipe book/materials it came with and popped in the DVD.

Even after watching all the demos of it’s features, I still think I will mostly be using it for green smoothies. Occasionally soup. (it can make HOT soup!) And every so often frozen desserts. (it can do ice cream in minutes, and other such frozen type treats.) Wait! Am I keeping it? I still hadn’t taken it for a test drive, as I was out of greens this morning. A stop at the store for some organic spinach was all I needed to take it on it’s first test run.  And we have video…

As you can probably tell I was really impressed with the results. Similar ingredients in the KitchenAid were still yielding smoothies that you had to chew a bit per sip. This was actually smooth. The only bits still visible were teeny little bits of the apple skin, which probably would have disappeared if I’d kept on blending. (It blended so fast!) Oh, and that whole worried about it not locking onto the base thing? I didn’t notice a problem. So yah, it’s looking like the Vitamix might have to stay… 😀

Today’s Smoothie was:

2 cups of water
*1/2 cup of almond milk
*4 cups of spinach
1 apple, quartered, core intact
1 banana
*1/4 c. frozen berries
*1/2 c. frozen mango
*1/2 c. frozen pineapple
drizzle of raw agave

*these measurements are approximations!

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2 comments on “Vitamix Green Smoothie #1 (green smoothie #13)

  • Reblogged this on cameraphonevegan.com and commented:

    My “green smoothie in a food processor experiment” post gets a lot of hits. So I thought I’d share with you my post and video from the first time I used my Vitamix! I was blown away at the difference between the pesto like “smoothies” I had been making and the smooth green drink I was able to produce here. Over time, it has proven its worth in other capacities as well, such as soups, dressings, even my pumpkin pies! Do you have a high speed blender? Which is your fave, and what do you use it for the most?

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