Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vita-Mix

Since starting a raw food diet, I have come to realize that my Oster blender is not nearly powerful enough to blend most of the things that I'd like to blend. For example, today I made a rich chocolate dream cake (all raw, of course and good for you! I'll post pictures of it later). The Osterizer had a little bit of a hard time with all of the coconut meat, cacao powder, cashew butter, etc. It actually started to smell bad and I was afraid it was going to start smoking. But it didn't. I often have to stir with a long handled spoon to make it blend even my green smoothies.

Now I'll tell you about the blender I am currently coveting in a huge way.
The VITA-MIX Blender!

Not only is it the best blender that you can buy, it also doubles as a food processor, it kneads bread dough, grinds up grains, makes fruit juice, etc. They make me feel like I can't live without one. Of course I can, but I still want one badly. The only down side: they cost at least $350, and that's for a refurbished one of last year's model. They do come with a 7-year warranty, which is awesome. I guess I'll have to start saving up my pennies to get one in 5 years or so. By then they'll probably cost $500. Sadly, money doesn't grow on trees.

1 comment:

Carey Hall said...

How do you make a raw cake???? I'm so curious.
and, Happy Birthday again:)