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Old 02-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #151
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I use the regular blade. I didn't even bother to BUY a dry blade container with this new VitaMix.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #152
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I make berry "icecreams" like that all the time in my magic bullet. Does nobody else love it like i do? It leaves a few chunks of whole berries in it but that's part of its tragic flaw that makes yummier chunky ice cream, i thought? : /
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*subscribing* so I can drool until I get one of my own!
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #154
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I ran across this recipe while looking through my "drinks" recipes and thought it could be adapted for the Vitamix. I haven't read through this entire thread, so sorry if it's a repost. Also, I don't know who to credit it to.

Almond Milk
(sub for Almond Breeze). You can make it in your Magic Bullet. For 2 cups (1 pint), I use about 1/4 cup almond meal. Put in your magic bullet (I use a jar on my blender). Pour small amount of boiling water in and process for several seconds. Then I put more boiling water in, and process again (maybe a 1/2cup). Process to try to blend the almonds as fine in the water as possible. Then add cold water to fill cup/jar. I then strain using cheesecloth or paper towel into container. (I've tried using coffee filters, it didn't work for me.) After it is drained well, add enough cold water to make 2 cups & stir. You can add just a touch of cream to make it creamer if you like. You may find you would like more almonds. I think some people use about twice that much.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #155
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Does anyone else use a VitaMix blender? I've been using a VitaMixer Maxi 4000 for about 5 years and have loved it.

Well, I got a wild hair and decided I NEEDED the newer one, the 5000, especially after watching a demo about a month ago at Costco. So I watched and waited and finally bought a refurbished one from VitaMix. It came today!

First thing I made - purple-people-eater Wild Blueberry Ice Cream! MMMMM!!

It's SO easy - 1 cup of cream, sweetener to taste, a dash of vanilla, and a bag of Trader Joe's frozen Wild Blueberries. You throw it all in, put it on, and 1 minute later you have soft-serve consistency ICE CREAM! DH was amazed AND thrilled.

So I guess the old one is gonna go on eBay.... It's been such a good machine but I surely don't need TWO!

If anyone else uses one of these wonderful machines, I'd love to share recipes!
About how many servings/carbs in that ice cream?
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #156
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We make 4 servings out of that amount of ingredients.

If it's just DH and me, I cut the recipe in half.
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And carbs? Sorry, I'm kinda on a weird stage where I want to make SURE what's the carbs and such.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:45 PM   #158
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Heavy cream has approx. 6 carbs per cup. Splenda has 24 grams per cup IF you use the granular kind - if you have any of the concentrates, or use another sweetener, figure accordingly.

The 1 pound package of frozen fruit will have the carbs on the package, also will vary according to which fruit you use.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:14 AM   #159
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #161
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #162
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Oh, sob. I still want one, even though I'd probably just not use it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #163
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DANG IT. I hate coming across these threads. I love kitchen thingy's and have ALWAYS wanted a VITAMIX, but never taken the plunge. UGH......off to see the VITAMIX website again.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #164
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DANG IT. I hate coming across these threads. I love kitchen thingy's and have ALWAYS wanted a VITAMIX, but never taken the plunge. UGH......off to see the VITAMIX website again.
GO FOR IT!! You won't be sorry. Heck, you need some way to puree the strawberries for Lauren's most awesome strawberry mousse, right?

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Lately, I've been using my Vitamix to make the black soybean chocolate cake. I just put all the ingredients in the Viatamix, and Voila! cake batter.
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If so, then I need to wait till my Sam's club road show, none scheduled now...just checked the website. Thanks. PS. your pb muffins are fantastic!!! Mary
Which website did you check--Sam's or Vitamix? I'm trying to find out when Costco might have another one.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:54 PM   #167
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Ok, I got to have one now.. anything wrong with the 3600? I can get one of thouse for a pretty good price,,I cant shell out 4-500 for one right now,, but less then 200 is doable. Would you go for that unit?
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The Whizzer is the BEST! Get it @ CostCo or Sam's

I bought the big one. (it was a Christmas present from DH)
Love love love it. Wouldn't trade it for any other appliance.

You will never be sorry.. I call it the whizzer lol

Just made the bestest peach thick shake.

I used 1 c. low carb milk, sweetener to taste, a few drops
of almond extract, and then 1 c. of frozen peach chunks.
We have a tree, so I froze the last of the peaches just for
these thick shakes. This makes 2 big servings.
Sometimes I put in 1/4 c. of French Vanilla Creamer too.
Frozen strawberries are great too.

I make my own peanut butter, better n' Jiff and grind our coffee
beans. Makes soups, it's just a whiz.
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ok, I just found on that I can buy from someone about an hours drive from me,,it is a vitamix prep blender,, they will sell for 125$$ It is 3 years old.. Good deal? would you do it? I want one so bad but cant put out the big bucks right now.. It doesnt have a tamper but he said I can buy it on ebay..I want that berry icecreammmmmm
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #170
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Sorry for the thread jack, but......

Barbo, It's good ta see ya. Hadn't seen you here for a long time. I was just thinking about you a few days ago. Almost posted askin bout you, but got busy, and didn't get it done.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:06 AM   #171
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Costco in Irvine, CA is doing a show for Blendtec. Apparently it's the same or better than the Vitamix...depending on which reviews you read. I bought one tonight and will be testing it out soon. I paid $379.

The road show is moving to the Costco in Tustin, CA in a about a week.

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:01 PM   #172
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I am having mixed feelings about the VitaMix. I made the black bean cake the other day using this mixer and found it hard to get all the batter out of the wide flat bottom. With my old Oster I can remove the bottom/blade and get everything. There are things that I prefer to make with my narrow bottomed blender.

Anyone else feel the same way? Starting to regret spending all that money.
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I am having mixed feelings about the VitaMix. I made the black bean cake the other day using this mixer and found it hard to get all the batter out of the wide flat bottom. With my old Oster I can remove the bottom/blade and get everything. There are things that I prefer to make with my narrow bottomed blender.

Anyone else feel the same way? Starting to regret spending all that money.
Yes, that is one of the downsides that I find about the Vita Mix. That and the fact that with my Oster I can use "fruit" jars with it. Would love to have a Vita Mix, but I'd hate for it to be my only blender. I don't have a Vita Mix, but would love to have one in addition to my Oster. I used to have a very old one that my sister gave me. But it finally wore out. Motor was still good, but the mechanism was worn out. Just not worth it to try to fix it or get it fixed. I think it was in the "cogs" in the container/blade portion. I know I could probably replace that, but the cost is just not worth it for the old "blender".
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:24 AM   #174
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I just pulled the DING DANG TRIGGER. My Vitamix will be arriving within 7 days. UGH FAINT PASSFLAT OUT! THUD!

I've never spent this much on a kitchen gadget. But...it had to be done. I started loocking into a VITAMIX when it was the 2200 model.

I didn't get the dry blade...didn't seem like that was something I needed.

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Dee, I love my Vitamix. I bought the dry blade thinking it would be good for grinding flax, but the regular blade actually does a better job. Alex57, it is true that it is hard to get the last dregs out of the bottom of the container. But the Vitamix is so versatile, I am willing to put up with it. I use it to grind flax, powder erythritol, make instant ice cream, and make my own almond butter. By the way, when I made the almond butter, the machine overheated and stopped working. I called the company in a panic. They scolded me for not reading the directions, and told me it would fix itself in an hour, which it did! Then I made the almond butter correctly. Great machine. Worth every penny to me.
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Thanks to all...my Vitamix will be here Thursday!!!

I am so excited! For years I've owned substandard blenders and still have a Regal La Machine food processor, believe it or not! I cannot wait to make the ice cream and some of the protein and yogurt shakes! I found that Amazon carries a few models of Vitamix blenders and has a special plan where you can pay it off, interest free, for six months. That sealed the deal for me!

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Old 08-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #177
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I am so excited! For years I've owned substandard blenders and still have a Regal La Machine food processor, believe it or not! I cannot wait to make the ice cream and some of the protein and yogurt shakes! I found that Amazon carries a few models of Vitamix blenders and has a special plan where you can pay it off, interest free, for six months. That sealed the deal for me!

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Well, I didnt buy a vitamix,, but I did order the kitchen aid proline comercial mixer for less then 200 new,, it has great reviews, and will fit on my counter,, it too is set up like the vitamixer , so you can add water and soap and run it to clean it. I really hope it is nice, I want it to make icecream and soups and peanut butter. All the reviews I read about it were really good so we shall see.
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I just pulled the DING DANG TRIGGER. My Vitamix will be arriving within 7 days. UGH FAINT PASSFLAT OUT! THUD!
I pulled the trigger too, but I bought a 4000 from eBay. It has the spout at the bottom, which I'm hoping will be as cool as it looks. I'm hoping it will be here tomorrow!
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I'm sitting at the curb waiting for the UPS man......LOL. I'm getting ready to develop my border collies bad habit of chasing delivery trucks.....

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