Well, it's not really toast, it's a blender. But it's a blender that no longer blends. Ok, it blends but not very well. And when it does blend, it smells. Horribly. Like something is burning. And the base is covered with a fine black dust. And when you're trying to blend up lawn clippings from your yard to make a green smoothie, it tends to sputter and choke. It's not good.
And by lawn clippings I mean a variety of tasty greens. Oh so good...once you toss in some fruit. :)
A crucial part of making smoothies is, you guessed it, a blender. And a good blender at that. Not a cheapo that can't blend frozen fruit and fresh greens into a smooth, silky delicious beverage. Because let me tell you, there is nothing worse than getting a chunk of kale stuck in your teeth because your blender isn't up to snuff. Grody.
So I started asking around about what kind of blender we should get and the answer has been pretty unanimous.
(Vitamix)Get a Vitamix!
Have you heard of a Vitamix?
A Vitamix costs a lot, but man is it worth it.
If you make a lot of smoothies, you need a Vitamix.
I LOVE my Vitamix!
Vitamix for President!
And so on and so forth.
Let me tell you, I would LOVE to have a Vitamix. LOVE to. But unless a) they drop the price by $400 or so or b) I win the lottery, it's not going to happen anytime soon. My smoothies will have to be made in some other inferior machine. I'm sorry smoothies, I know you deserve better. It's not you, it's me.
Do you have a Vitamix? Is it worth it's weight in gold? Why is it sooo special? Does it cut up all your smoothie ingredients for you? Does it come with a bumper sticker and super secret handshake? Do you want to give it to me because you're awesome like that? Hey Vitamix, want to hook a girl up?
If you DON'T have a Vitamix but some other high powered blender that gets the job done, what is it? Or is there really no such thing?