Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My New Toy


I've been coveting one of these forever.  Forever.  I've been pestering Hubs, I've been looking at them online, I've been reading all about them and dreaming about having one of these for my very, very own.  What is it, you ask?  Is it a car?  Is it some kind of gadget?  A skookum piece of running gear?  What has me all in an uproar?!


Yep, I've recently purchased a Vitamix CIA Professional blender and I can't wait to get my hot little foodie hands all over this sexy beast.

Why am I all a-twitter over a blender?  This is the creme de la creme of blenders, and will even pulverize something as small as a raspberry seed.  I've been reading about this all over bloggieland for awhile now and if you're into smoothies, this blender is for you.  Instead of juicing fruits and veggies and leaving all that nutrient packed fibre behind, you blend the whole fruit or veggie and apparently the result is as smooth as silk.  You can make soups in this (the friction of the blades heats the soup!), you can make your own flour...bread, ice cream, nut butters...the world is your oyster.

I'm a huge proponent of eating whole foods and eating as healthfully as I possibly can most of the time...OK, OK...I did have a bit of a love affair with a bag of Doritos this weekend but c'mon...a girl's gotta have a little fun!.  It was funny today, because I was cleaning out our pantry and there was some food in there that we'd brought over from when we moved into this house, almost nine years ago (I know, gross huh).  I gotta admit, I was a little shocked...I had multiple boxes of Shake and Bake, pack upon pack of Crystal Light, and a whole whack of crazy high sodium Lipton Onion Soup Mix.  Ugh!  Anyways, I've been wanting one of these so Hubs and I can really boost our veggie and fruit intake and concentrate on whole foods...I want to know where my food is coming from.  My mind is already whirling with all the things that I can do with my precious.

Vitamix posts to come...


Amy said...

I understand your excitement! I got a ninja blender for Christmas last year. Best. Present. Ever!

Char said...

It's not wrong to love a kitchen utensil more than your husband is it? I felt that same excitement and anticipation when I bought my new electric mixer. And that first flush of love still hasn't worn off. Enjoy your blender!

Angie said...

Ohhhh... I've heard those things are amazeballs! Enjoy!
But don't talk too much about Shake N Bake being bad kay? It is one of our current loves right now. And I think (hope?) that SnB chicken is better than the crap pre-formed chicken "nuggets" in the frozen food section!

TX Runner Mom said...

Nice! I can't wait to read more about it!