I had a question from Patricia in response to last week’s blog: she asked about the juicer vs. the Vitamix and what I was doing with all that fruit. So I thought I’d describe what goes where in our house, and hopefully these ideas might be helpful!
I could not live without my Vitamix. The juicer is a fantastic bonus but if I had to pick between the two, the Vitamix would be my choice, as I can’t live without my daily Vega shake.
I use the juicer for fruits and veggies that I know I simply won’t get myself to chew enough of in order to get the amount of nutrients that I should be getting.
Now that we have our second fridge, we are juicing in bulk! It is great to be able to make a few days’ worth in one go.
The Vitamix is essential for blending my Vega shakes with all kinds of fruits, veggies, and nuts. I blend the stuff that doesn’t give me a lot of bang for my buck in a juicer—like greens—and the stuff that makes for a good-tasting shake! If I am super-motivated, I will sometimes put a fresh juice in the blender and blend it up with some greens for the best of both worlds.
Almonds & nut butters
Greens: Spinach, Romaine, Kale
Vega protein powder: Vega One, Vega Sport & Vega Protein Smoothie
I should qualify all of this by saying that I could certainly whip up a Vega shake in any old blender; I just love the Vitamix because of all of the other good stuff it allows me to sneak in there and still come out with a very smoothly-blended shake.
Hope this helps!