I used to be one of those wistful passersby that would stroll by the Vitamix demo stations at Costco, listen to the industrial blade going to town on the fruits and veg, and say to myself, “I’ve got to get me one of those beautiful things in the not-so-distant future.”

Well, that not-so-distant day has come, and I no longer need to be a coveting passerby. I’ve shifted into the circle of official Vitamix owners. So hah! Take that, Vitamix girl at Costco! Now I’m blending my own smoothies and juices at home.

Every time I turn this bad-boy blender on, I am immediately taken to my favorite smoothie joint. That’s because the Vitamix 7500 has 2.2 horsepower, enough to blend ice with a suaveness like no other.

I haven’t graduated to making fancy sauces in the Vitamix yet. Instead, I’ve been blending my breakfast in the form of liquid produce. The thing I love about the Vitamix is you can just basically throw whatever you have lying around in your fridge, puree that sucker, pour, and drink. My mama-in-law had brought us several Asian pears, and because I also had other random fruits in my fridge, I came up with this concoction. It’s refreshing, sweet from its natural sugars, and filling enough to cover my entire breakfast meal. (In fact, I’m sipping on some as I type this.) Best of all, the Vitamix is easy for a blind person to use: only three controls.

A friend posted this article about how Vitamix has changed lives. It was a tongue-in-cheek piece, and I, being the cynic, thought no way can a blender change lives. I have more to say on this, but I’ll save it for next time.

Do you have a Vitamix? What do you think of it? Has it changed your life? And if you don’t yet have a Vitamix but would like one, visit the Vitamix website to place an order. (I have the Vitamix 7500 and love it, in case you want to skip the research.) Use the following code when purchasing to get free shipping/handling (a USD $25/CDN $35 value): 06-009427.

Recipe: Asian Pear, Blueberry, Banana Juice

Summary: Leave the skins on the Asian pears for extra fiber.

Ingredients

  1. 2 Asian pears, unpeeled & cored
  2. 1 c fresh or frozen blueberries
  3. 1 banana
  4. 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Blend pears, blueberries, banana, and honey together in the Vitamix, first on low, and then increasing speed for a smoother juice.
  2. Pour into a tall glass or mason jar, and slurp with a straw. Admire the pretty color of the juice. If you’re vision impaired, get a sighted person to admire it for you. Store extra juice in sealed containers in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 0 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

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10 Discussion to this post

  1. Alex Dunlevie says:

    Awesome! For me, the Vitamix is one of those kitchen tools I simply need, it gives such better results on so many things. Smoothies are an everyday thing for me with it, but also soups, sauces, and purees!

    One really powerful trick for me was learning to make aioli with no egg yolk! Simply put, take 1/2 cup milk, zest of 1/2 a lemon, 1 clove garlic, and a cup and a half of olive oil, put the olive oil in the freezer until it becomes a gel, pulse the milk, lemon zest, garlic, and some salt and pepper, and then stream in the oil slowly (or as slowly as the olive oil gel will allow you to pour!). Once its all in, take the vitamix to full blast for a few seconds and you will have perfectly food safe aioli. Chill quickly, as warm temperatures will cause it to break.

    Cant wait to see what other magic you work with your Vitamix!

  2. Catherine says:

    Thank you for sharing. I currently have a NutriBullet and love what it does! When it finally bits the dust, Vitamix is next in line. Wonderful way to get those fruits and veggies for sure! Looking forward to your new program! 🙂

  3. Thank you for the article. I have heard good reviews about Vitamix and perhaps I should get one and start enjoying the benefits like everybody else. I love the recipe and gonna try that.

  4. Kim Loftis says:

    My bran new Vitamix is literally sitting in it's box in my kitchen waiting to be set up! I'm very anxious to begin using it on a several-times-daily basis! I'm glad to hear that you've found it a snap to use. Will be trying your recipe… sounds very tasty, indeed. And Alex, that aioli sounds delish! Must try!

  5. Jessica says:

    I don't have a vitamix yet but some other mixers, what's the big difference really?

  6. Donald Clark says:

    Superb Dear!!! From a few days I have been searching for the instruction how to make banana juice and finally got it here. I think your wonderful writing with instruction and proportion of using material help me to make it easily.

  7. Emma S says:

    This recipe looks great, a quick question – if I cannot find Asian Pears are there any alternatives you recommended using?
    Thanks
    Ems 🙂

  8. Jane says:

    Hi! Glad to hear vitamix works for you. I can't decide on vitamix or blendtec yet. By the way your recipe is so tempting and can't wait to try out 🙂

  9. Robert says:

    I agree with you. Vitamix produces some of the best blenders on the market and the 7500 model is one of the best appliances in my kitchen. 🙂

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