Recipe: Asian pear, blueberry, banana juice
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.