So you wanna make a smoothie? I’ve been mixing up protein shakes for a post-workout boost and sometimes just as a breakfast replacement. Ingredients are important, of course, but you won’t get very far without a quality blender. I started out with a Ninja that served me well for a couple of years before it started to break down. Fortunately, I was gifted a Vitamix, one of the premier blenders out there. I was a bit skeptical because these things are EXPENSIVE. I wondered if it was really worth the investment. Could it really make a great shake? Here are some quick thoughts on my Vitamix experience…
- Power, power, power – There’s no questioning that this blender could crush a Cadillac if you could fit it inside the pitcher
- Super smooth blending – Much better than a blender you’d find in the $100-$200 range
- Easy clean up – A few drops of dish soap, water and run the clean cycle, rinse and air dry. No need to dismantle and run through a potentially damaging dishwasher – might be the best feature
- There is a learning curve – it takes some time to find the right ratio of ingredients to get a really smooth smoothie
- It’s loud – sounds like a jet engine but what blender doesn’t
- Cost – Even though it was a gift, I know it was expensive – it’s worth the cost of entry though as it will serve you well for many years (hopefully) vs. having to replace a lesser machine every year or two
That’s about all I have to say here. Love my Vitamix. Go for it if you do shakes or smoothies once a week or more. You won’t regret the decision.