Vitamix Preset Programs Demystified

Vitamix Pro 750 PresetsIf you’ve ever wondered exactly what the different Vitamix preset programs do, this post is for you. The programs ramp the machine through a sequence of speeds, and I thought it would be interesting to find out what those sequences are. Since I previously figured out how to measure Vitamix speed, it was straightforward to measure the program sequences. Continue Reading →

Spicy Green Drink

Cayenne Powder and PepperI was inspired to try this after repeatedly seeing spicy green drinks with cayenne on the menu at places that serve fresh juice. Here’s a Vitamix version. I decided to make it thinner than my typical smoothies by adding a little extra water and skipping the seeds/nuts. The heat from the cayenne is invigorating and is a nice variation from my usual blends. Continue Reading →

Certified Reconditioned Vitamix Sale [Expired]

Vitamix-5200-150pxVitamix is running a sale on certain Certified Reconditioned units. For a limited time, you can get a black or white 5200 for $299. (Sale price expires 6/30/15.) If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Vitamix for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, this deal is an excellent opportunity. Certified Reconditioned Vitamix machines are always a great value (because they are guaranteed to be as good as new), and this sale makes them even more appealing. Plus, with promo code 06-007021 you’ll get free shipping and a free bottle.

Vitamix Dry Container 65% off Deal is Back Again [Expired]

Vitamix 32oz. Dry Blade Blending Container with Recipe BookThis container usually sells for $144, but QVC is temporarily offering it for $50. 65% off! Check out the sale: Vitamix 32oz. Dry Blade Blending Container with Recipe Book. Shipping is $5. Who knows how long this deal will last, so if you want one, don’t dawdle. Update: The current stock sold out, but they are still taking advance orders that will ship on June 24th.

Which seeds and peels to exclude from Vitamix blends

Orange peel and apple coreYou can throw practically anything into a Vitamix, and it will blend to a smooth consistency. This leads many of us Vitamix owners to go through a phase of wanting to blend everything. So much power! But, as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Some parts of produce can ruin a blend by being extremely bitter or fibrous.  Continue Reading →

Cabbage salad with peanut dressing

Vitamix-chopped cabbage salad with peanut dressingA Vitamix makes finely chopping cabbage quick and easy. I wrote about this technique a while back in a post about coleslaw. Preparation-wise, this recipe is nearly identical to the coleslaw, but the taste is completely different because of the dressing. I “wet chopped” the cabbage and “dry chopped” the carrots and peppers (more details below). Continue Reading →