Blend-opolis! The Vitamix

Let’s take a closer look at the Vitamix

I’m here to speak the name of that which we dare not Utter …(cough)….The Vitamix. Yes… you know the one….The high priced Cadillac of all blenders. But why? Why would you expect me to pay upwards of Five Hundred Dollars for a blender? Really Frederick? Do I really need that in my kitchen? Why Blend? I like to taste my Food! I’ve got a blender and it works fine. Well I’d love to tell you,” No, no you do not need it…” But then I would be lying. And we know what happens to people who lie….yes….explosive diarrhea. This is not a fact but my humble belief. All pooping aside…If you care about your body, your overall health, optimal nutrition, saving time and money, and  long to feeling like a Greek God…then this product is for you.

First let’s examine the Vitamix in a technical aspect….

This high tech blender has a Variable speed control and high speed switch set blade speed from 11mph to 240mph and facilitates a wide range of food prep tasks, including four processes no other single appliance can handle – making juice, cooking soup, making ice cream, grinding grain. I’ve personally used the machine for all these tasks and it is amazing to watch. In fact my juicer went the way of old yeller (bang)….sad, but this thing does all tasks and makes no waste. You utilize ever piece of every item you put in. “that’s what she said”. It tears through whole veggies and ice, turning them into a smoothie in seconds. From a nutritional perspective, when the machine is on high it is literally breaking through the cell wall of the nutrient rendering it perfectly bio-available.  It breaks through the seeds of strawberries, nuts and even an avocado seed turning it to butter….with in these seeds are PHYTONUTRIENTS which wash the cells in body with powerful antioxidants. It’s the next best thing to drinking the sun. Also through the process of mastication-(that’s chewing) your body cannot chew through the seeds of a strawberry. The only way to get it is these high-end blenders.  Blender one, you zero.

(*  Phytos protect the body and fight disease. One day while I was watching my garden grow, I wondered how plants stay so healthy. They don’t wear sunscreen or a raincoat; they don’t go to the doctor. The answer: they make their own disease-fighting chemicals we call phytochemicals – phytos for short.)

The blender vase or container is made of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester…’s virtually unbreakable, chemical resistant and contains no BPA. This see-through, no-drip-spout container lets you witness the processing from start to finish, and it features raised calibrations so that you can easily measure ingredients in ounces, cups or metrics. For you this means when the container heats up, as other food processors do, no harmful chemicals are released into your food….yes, this is something we want to avoid.

Inside: Hardened stainless-steel blades with both hammermill and cutting surfaces that break down the food and ice inside the container to ensure consistently smooth results. What does this mean to me? Well there are 2 other high-end blenders on the market…. one which you have probably seen an infomercial for repe’d through Montel Williams and one by blendtech. Each of these machines operate on a cutting blade only….while the vitamix has two blades which are sharp and 2 built like a hammer for smashing apart seeds and nuts. Rendering a smoother drink and a better tasting smoothie or soup.

Now we are getting into the nuts and bolts of this Vitamix thing…. Motor base.

  • Approximately 2 peak horsepower Swedish motor, custom-designed for Vita-Mix, 120 volt, 60 hz, 11.5 amps
  • 120 Volt for North American Use Only
  • High-efficiency radial cooling fan
  • Thermal protection system to prevent overload and burnout
  • Low-friction ball-bearing motor built to last a lifetime
  • Heavy-duty, hide-away safety cord extends 19 inches to 6 feet and has a grounded 3-prong plug
  • wear-resistant base.

Like I said before…the other model that even comes close to the Vitamix is the blendtech…which advertises a 3 horse power motor….well I wouldn’t I want a 3 horse over a 2? Again in advertising, a deceiving tech is used to fool you face! The blendtech has 3 horsepower merely to keep it running cool…it’ never uses the full 3 horsepower. The Vitamix has a cooling face and a burnout resistant base, which does the task but using less power and less electric current. Thank you science.

Ok, If your still reading through the boring technical section of this article then I have to throw you a little shout out the growing number of people naturally treating themselves in the raw food vegan community and seeing results through optimal nutrition and the vitamix. In western medicine we commonly treat the symptoms but not cause. Food is something we put into our body every day. The cumulative effect of a diet over a span of a lifetime is one of the few things we control over. I know we are a milk and potatoes and red meat society, and I’m not asking anyone to change over night. But why not take a chance and start the day with a healthy green smoothie, or  a lunch with some home made hummus, or a batch of healthy sweet potato soup. Maybe you’ll replace that addiction to McDonald’s with your own power drink and have more energy to do what you were meant to. Too deep? Anyways I could talk forever about why I think everyone should buy one of these machines. As always I’m always available for questions. Incidentally I bought a refurbished model for 370 bucks and they split it into 3 payments…..what!? I have never felt better, more energized, or more full of zip in my life. So…I’ll close with a few testimonial letters from people who have had some pretty amazing results with their machines. All my best…happy blending!

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