Vitamixing It Up

Well hello everyone, Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, been a bit hectic over here this past week. So, James and I after watching Fat, sick and nearly dead, and doing allot of research of what we were putting into our bodies, food and drink wise, decided we wanted to invest in a vitamix or a blendtech. For those of you that don’t know what these are, they are two of the best blender/juicers that are available in states. Trying to decide which one to get, well, that was a journey in itself that was extremely overwhelming, that I ended up buying the most expensive one just because, it had to be the best right?

So here are the two

images-5This one is the Vitamix 6300 (the one that James and I now own)

Unknown This is a Blend tech, I have no idea about the model, as I didn’t look too much into buying one.

Both of these blenders, from my understanding is that they allow you to juice products without losing any valuable nutrients or fiber, unlike other juicers.

From personal friends who have these blenders the pros and cons were…

Blend Tech cons

  •  Makes allot more noise
  • Doesn’t get all of the lumps and bumps out
  • Not as user Friendly

Blend Tech Pros

  • Cheaper
  • Blends soups aswel as smoothies
  • Professional blender

Vitamix Pros

  • Comes with a tamper, to push produce around to get rid of the lumps and bumps
  • Settings are user friendly
  • Timed settings
  • Professional
  • Bigger
  • Seven year warranty

Vitamix cons

  • Pricey

And that was about it 😀 Was it worth it? Absolutley. We make a smoothie every day, we can also make sorbet and soups from scratch in the vitamix without doing anything else, just drop the ingredients in, push hot soup and 3 minutes later, you have a hot soup thats ready to eat.

One of my favourite smoothies that James has been making for me is:

1 cup spinach

1cup green grapes

couple chunks of pineapple

ice

and thats it. I like to add protein powder, but not allot or it changes the flavor too much. I also like to add chia seeds, just to get some antioxidants in my little body.

I have found that since eating healthier I feel so much better. We try to not eat any packaged foods (well, that was until I found a shop that sells british food, and now I have been stuffing my face with wotsits 😉 ) But aside from the odd pack of wotsits, I have been using fresh fruits and veggies grown at a local farmers market. One of my favourites is Cabbage soup, Cabbage is great because it lasts a long time in the fridge, from what i read it can last up to 5 weeks.

My recipe is delicious I think so anyway, james hates it 😦

2 cups chopped cabbage (red and green)

1 small carrot

4.5 cups of water

4tbs chicken boulion

4 garlic cloves chopped or minced

(Homegrown lettuce or kale if you want a little something extra) – throw in at the very end for the last 3 mins or so

All I do is boil the water and boulion, throw everything in let it simmer for 15 minutes and taa daa, you have a healthy yummy cabbage soup, that is full of phytonutrients and fiber. So if you need to poop eat cabbage soup 😉

Lots of love 😀

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One thought on “Vitamixing It Up

  1. We are nearing a decision on making a radical change in our “food lifestyle”. Not sure if a blender is part of it (certainly might be) but we have a lady in our ward (recent move-in) who is a nutritionist who promotes the benefits of a healthy diet. We’ll keep you posted (too). Love & hugs (and thanks for the blog!)

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