Vitamix 750 Pro

Hi Everyone, it’s official!  Paul, Betsey and I got in to SF on Sunday.  We are in our new place and were just told all our stuff will be delivered this Saturday, we are thrilled it will get here so quickly.

I know many of you are eagerly awaiting news on how Betsey managed on the flight; she was such a good girl!  There were certainly some sad meows here and there but for the most part she slept nice and snuggled in her Sleepypod under the seat in front of me.  Although she is a little put out there is currently no furniture, and therefore no stretched out legs, to lounge on in her new home, that will be rectified by Saturday.

There was a fair amount of ‘farewell drinking’ in March as we said our goodbyes to TO so I designated April a month to cleanse.  I’m a green smoothie a-holic to begin with but buying fresh made whole fruit smoothies everyday gets expensive so we decided to splurge on a kitchen item that’s been on our list for a long time … the Vitamix 750 Pro!  I just made my first smoothie this morning, it was super yummy and super easy!.  Ingredients: apples, baby spinach, frozen mango and some water!  The Vitamix is so powerful that you throw all your fruits and veg in, skin-on, and away you go.  They say blending is much better than juicing (using only a juicing machine) because juicers discard all the pulp which is where the majority of the nutrients are.  I don’t think I’m glowing yet, but I’ll keep you posted 😉

I am one of those nerds who likes to read the operating manual cover to cover and watch the instructional DVD and I’m glad I did because this machine can churn out way more than smoothies, you can even make your own peanut butter!  Yup, throw your peanuts, or cashews, or almonds into the Vitamix and blend them into a creamy buttery consistency; the ultimate in freshness and no added preservatives, 100% nuts!  The blades and motor are so powerful they create their own heat so you can even make ready to eat, completely cooked, steaming hot soup and other hot beverages.  Homemade hot chocolate anyone?  The bacon, cheddar, potato soup will be my first attempt at a hot dish, which apparently only takes 5 minutes and 55 seconds to process/blend/cook!  The Vitamix is also self-cleaning, once you’re done rinse out the pitcher, fill it 1/2 way with warm water, add a little soap, put it on the cradle and set it to the cleaning mode, it turns itself off when it’s done, rinse it out again and air dry.  It also comes with a huge 350 page cookbook in which I’ve already earmarked about 50 recipes from salad dressing, marinades, petsos, soups, burgers, burscettas, sorbet, and of course let’s not forget the cocktail section …. a little margarita with some guacamole?  Oh wait, we’re cleansing.  I’ll make cocktails when you get your asses down here to visit!