My Vitamix IS the one appliance that would be with me if I were ever stranded on an island. There is literally not a day that goes by that I don't use it in someway because it helps me create incredibly fast, healthy meals that are so simple and completely fresh and delicious! I've discovered that consuming a diet rich in whole foods simply lets me live better and for me is the key to keeping me healthy and happy moving into my ahem...middle aged life.
You see it all the time now...Even Doctors are finally acknowledging that the key to real and lasting health is to consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day while also encouraging us to eat way less meat, fish and dairy. From a sustainable foods practice this only makes sense. We are what we eat and if you're consuming factory farmed flesh of any sort (even farmed fish) for the most part you're consuming fear and adrenalin, pus, blood and a overload of antibiotics and hormones that are contributing to the rise of antibiotic superbugs,diabetes, obesity and cancers everywhere.
I love my mostly vegan diet and it's easy to stick to when you've got a weapon like the Vitamix in your arsenal! I make fresh juice that's full of fiber and flavor in under a minute.I can cook fresh soups from scratch and have them hot enough to serve in just a few minutes. Salsa is a snap and so is guacamole (although to be fair I do prefer making it the old fashioned way in a stone bowl)I can make fresh puddings and ice creams that are full of fruit (or chocolate) and low in fat in really only 30 seconds.
If I had a baby this would be the only appliance that I'd ever need. Pureeing anything in the Vitamix is a snap and if you put the food in after you've cooked it you'll never need to buy a jar of commercial baby food again! When I make "Cream of anything" soup, before I strain it I give a turn in the Vitamix and then press it through a chinoise. The machine purees so well that it eliminates the need for extra cream (I generally use unsweetened coconut milk) and gives any soup a silken texture. When I want real butter I make my own using the Vitamix is about 2 minutes and in a pinch it whips cream in about 30 seconds. I even make plant food with it using fish and veggie scraps, coffee beans ,eggshells and water! If you want one of your very own and trust me you really do, check out this link below!