Being a guy, I was naturally sucked in by it's car-like features. "Powerful 2-Peak Horsepower Motor" that propels the blade tip "to speeds up to 240 miles per hour"! It had a "Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system". The blades are "laser-cut, stainless steel hammermill". The 64 ounce container is "BPA free Eastmann Triton Copolyester". (Not sure what that means, exactly, but it sounds so damn good.)
I swear, it sounded like I was getting a new car, so I do hand it to whoever does the marketing for these guys. And I was getting for "free"!
Anyway, I am impressed with how well it blends everything, from ice, to frozen fruit, to hard vegetables, to nuts, to whatever. I would highly endorse one, if you can get over the price. Here's something I made with Liv today, using the blender. You could easily grate the carrots and sub in applesauce if you don't have a high powered monster like this. Enjoy.
Recipe: Carrot and Applesauce Cake (modified from the Vitamix Create Recipes Book)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour (I like King Arthur)
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Egg Whites
2 apples, quartered ( I just left in the seeds)
2 medium carrots
- Heat Oven to 350 F and spray Loaf Pan with cooking spray
- Whisk together flours, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon
- Pour egg whites, apples and carrots into Vitamix Blender.
- Crank Blender up to 10 and tamp down ingredients for about 30 seconds to liquify everything.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry.
- Pour mixture into loaf pan
- Bake for about 25 minutes until toothpick inserted into centre comes out cleanly.
We iced ours with a little icing sugar glaze, but it also tastes great on its own.
Let me know how this turns out for you!