A few weeks ago, on a whim, really, I emailed the people at Vitamix with a crazy proposal. Send me a Vitamix and I'll spend a few weeks making al sorts of natural and whole food-type stuff and compare it to the old blender I have been using. I've been fascinated with the Vitamix ever since my friend Megan (Run Vegan Run, www.veganrunningmom.com) got one and has raved about it ever since. I was somewhat dubious. How could the Vitamix be THAT different from a basic blender. I mean, was it formed from the dust of unicorn horns? What's the big deal, I asked?
Well, much to my utter shock, Vitamix said, "OK." I was a bit taken aback. This is a reputable company and I'm a bald Vegan in Alabama. That they took a chance on me is flattering. I never thought they'd say yes, so I am now working on my plan to test this thing out and see what exactly is the big deal. So, they sent me one and I plan to, over the next several weeks, make stuff I typically made in my old blender.
So, BIG thank you to Vitamix for taking a chance on a modest blogger like me. AND full disclosure, I was given this blender for no charge. But I promise to be objective in my review. OK, here we go! Let the taste testing begin!