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Entry #6429 – Danielle M-G.

I have recently discovered one of my new favorite kitchen appliances. To the kitchen amateur, this may look like just an ordinary blender, but in reality it is so much more. The Vitamix 5200 gives you the ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind and churn – all in one machine. This is what I like to call a “healthy food machine” that lets you make frozen drinks, soups, sauces, desserts, baby food, breads and so much more!

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I have had the opportunity to try out the Vitamix 5200 over the past two months, and let me tell you, I am in love. After my regular old blender broke, I was on the hunt for a new one since we are a smoothie family. Our blender has a very important job in our family since we put it to work at least twice a day every day. As I was shopping around and considering all types of blender features, I decided I wanted something more than just a blender. I wanted an appliance that would help me with my goal of getting my family to eat healthier. This led me directly to the Vitamix. It was exactly what I was looking for.

This is an appliance! Basically an universal machine that could work as my blender, food processor, smoothie maker, baby food maker, grinder, chopper and frozen drink maker all in one to make home cooked meals from beverages to creamy desserts.

 

WHAT IT COMES WITH:

The Vitamix 5200 Standard comes with a base/motor, 64 oz container, The Whole Foods Recipes cookbook, Getting Started guide, Let’s Get Started DVD and a tamper.

 

VITAMIX 64oz CONTAINER:

The easy-to-use 64 oz container is made of a BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyster material. Basically, it is a heavy-duty plastic that is free of the yucky BPA! I love that the soft-grip, ergonomic handle is big and easy to hold. Inside you’ll find laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades that measure 3″ in diameter. These are the blades that will get the job done no matter what you throw at it.

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The spill-proof, vented lid locks down on the container easily and features a removable plug to safely add ingredients to your mixture while the machine is on.

One of my favorite parts of the Vitamix is the include tamper. This tool fits through the hole in the top of the lid (with the plug removed!) and allows you to safely move the mixture around when making thick mixtures like peanut butter and playdough. They have designed it perfectly with a collar to prevent it from hitting the blades.

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VITAMIX BLENDER BASE:

The blender base is naturally the heaviest part of the machine since it houses the 2-peak HP motor. I’m not sure what that means but I can tell you it is powerful. This is more powerful than your standard blender, believe me! I also like that the motor has a built-in radial cooling fan and thermal protection system to keep the motor from over-heating. This is a super important feature since some of the recipes require you to keep the machine on for 7-10 minutes at a time. Plus, with the thick recipes that it can make such as playdough and peanut butter, you wouldn’t want a machine that overheats every time you turn around.

The blender base is very user-friendly and only has two switches and a dial. One on/off switch, a dial for speed and another switch to put the machine in high speed is all you need to learn. Super easy.

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THE WHOLE FOODS RECIPES COOKBOOK:

This included cookbook is amazing! It has loads of recipes all with beautiful photographs and is organized in an easy-to-navigate binder with categories such as soups, beverages, sauces, breads, dips & spreads, breakfast, desserts and more. I love that they included this cookbook so that I could start making great food right away. I sat down with it and started marking off the recipes that I had to make before I even turned on the machine.

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To get my kids involved with our new appliance, one of the first recipes we made was for playdough. It was easy to do and the kids LOVED playing with the finished product! I may never buy packaged playdough again!

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USING THE VITAMIX:

I absolutely adore the versatility of this blender. There are just so many things you can make with it. As a new parent, you could use it to make baby food purees. Instead of purchasing a baby food maker that usually comes with baby-sized containers, you could use the Vitamix for all your baby food making needs. That way, when you are out of the baby food phase, you still have a kitchen appliance you can use for years to come with the whole family.

Like I said at the beginning, we are a huge smoothie family. My husband and I each make a smoothie a day. Using the Vitamix smoothie making is super easy and with the 64oz container we are able to make enough to share with the kids.

The Vitamix is so powerful that you don’t have to chop everything up into small pieces to get it blended. Things like the core of a pineapple which is very, very tough, yet has super great nutrients for preventing arthritis, can be easily chopped into your smoothie. The rind of a watermelon can be easily included as it is good for your skin and immunity. Also, the fleshy part of the orange which is usually discarded can be blended into your smoothie which keeps most of the Vitamin C of the orange in your drink. Plus, I love that I can sneak green foods like kale and spinach into my kids smoothies without them freaking out!

I’ve made so many recipes in the past couple months from soups to breads to desserts that we’ve really put the Vitamix through the ringer. It has performed like a champ and is still going strong and I expect it to for a good 20 years.

My only complaint with the Vitamix is that at 21″ tall, it is too tall to fit on my counter under the cabinets. The standard space from counter to cabinets is about 18 1/2 inches which makes it impossible to store the Vitamix out on your counters. Not a huge deal because I don’t usually display my appliances in my kitchen, but if I did, that I would have liked the container to be a little shorter.

 

PRICE:

The Vitamix is by no means cheap. At over $400, this is one of the most expensive blenders you’ll ever buy. Remember though this isn’t JUST a blender. This is a universal tool (appliance) for creating family meals and entertaining. Plus, with a 7 year warranty and testimonials from customers who have had their Vitamix machines for over 20 years, this is a blender for the long haul. If you break it up as an expense per year for 20 years, it’s only $20/year. That sounds like a bargain to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, I love the Vitamix. I didn’t think I could love a kitchen appliance this much but I do. This is a machine that I use daily to help my family eat healthier.

To see the Vitamix up close and personal, don’t forget to watch our Baby Gizmo video review at the top of the post!

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WHAT IS UP FOR GRABS: One (1) Vitamix 5200 Machine

We love the Vitamix so much that we teamed up with the company to give away one (1) Vitamix 5200 machine to one lucky winner. We wanted someone else to experience the awesomeness of the Vitamix too!

HOW TO ENTER: Rafflecopter is back for this one!

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* Giveaway STARTS now and ends at 11:59pm EST Friday, May 10, 2013. (US residents only on this one, folks!)

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*Disclosure: Thanks to Vitamix for sending us a unit to review. As always, all our thoughts, opinions and comments are our own. In other words, we cannot be bought with a blender!

847 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been wanting to make banana ‘ice cream’. It’s just frozen bananas blended into an ice cream like consistancy, but I don’t even have a working blender sooo I haven’t been able to try it. Winning this would be awesome!

  2. smoothies!!! i recently found out i have like, a BUTT ton of food allergies so i’ve been scrambling trying to still get our daily vitamin intake up and my little LOVES smoothies but our blender is fail >.<

  3. I’ve had the same Oster blender since I was 12 and needless to say it needs to be replaced (I’m 34!) I would like something like this because it’s so useful and not just a milkshake maker! The play dough idea alone sold me!

  4. Would love to win this for our daughter in law. Her son is autistic and she has both kids on a scd diet with lots of whole juices. She doesn’t even have a blender, she does it in a food processor! This would make her life a lot easier!!

  5. My sister is obsessed with her Vitamix and I would LOVE to be able to make some chunkier baby food purees. We’ve been using our magic bullet which is great but I think my son is ready to graduate. Also, I am a smoothie fan!

  6. OMG, I can’t believe you’re actually reviewing the Vitamix blender! I’ve recently been considering buying this and doing some research on it. I’m trying to come up with a way to get my family to eat healthier, thus the interest in Vitamix. Would love to make soups and smoothies to entice the kiddos!

  7. My kids have been begging me to get this because they love smoothies, hummus, soup and more, but the costs have too much, so I hope I can win this one for them!

  8. Hey I would love to win this. I have twins and i work from home. This would help so much for quick healthy meals.pease pick me thanks.

  9. I have been looking for the best blender from this brand. My son is under weight and we were instructed to feed him more calories and are looking for a healthy way to do that.

  10. Thank You for this awesome video!! i really want one now! i looove smoothies and my little girls like them we make them every day!! i want to win this so bad!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Been dreaming of one of these babies for a long time. Just can’t convince my husband to part with 400 for a blender.

  12. I have been dreaming of a Vitamix for such a long time! My current blender leaves spinach chunks in my smoothies. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  13. I have been dying to get one of these blenders just can’t bite the bullet and spend that much money! Would make some killer smoothies with this bad boy!

  14. I’d love to make smoothies and soups, with healthy ingredients for my 3 small picky eaters! They would love to make playdough too, I’m sure, and I’d be anxious to find out what other whole food deliciousness we could whip up with this!

  15. i would make everything in the world im a vegan and i love liveing the heathy life its easier than eating all the bad stuff i would make a lot of hot soups and smoothies and green drinks

  16. We would LOVE a vitamix! I’ve been wanting one for a long time, but the price is prohibitive. And being that our well used blender just broke, this would be perfect timing!!!

  17. I would love to make smoothies in the Vitamix! My blender just broke :-(. I’d love to try all the recipes from the book too!

  18. I saw the Vitamix at the local Costco and really wanted to but could not convince myself or husband to spend that kind of money on a blender. The lady at the store made a great smoothy and said you could make baby food and so much more. With a toddler with allergies and an infant getting ready to start solids this mixer would be great for my family.

  19. I would LOVE a Vitamix! I would make fruit & veggie smoothies for my two year old who has recently become quite the picky little eater.

  20. I would love to win a vitamin! As a vegan and avid green smoothie drinker, I need a high power blender that can make mine and my son’s smoothies with ease!

  21. please let me win, I just want this so badly! My 18 m old is noticing the kale in her smoothie lately from our regular blender.

  22. I’ve been really wanting a Vitamix. We eat mostly whole foods in our house and having a Vitamix would really allow us to do more!

  23. My fiancรฉ has been on a health kick ever since we got pregnant! He’s always making fruit/vegetable smoothies for me on a dinky blender… Would love to get one of these for him!!

  24. I’ve heard sooo many great things about the botanic from friends. Would love to use it to make smoothies, avocado pudding and more. We’ve burnt through 2 blenders, so this would be awesome!

  25. Want! We’re a smoothie family too! We’d def put it to the test daily! I’m very interest in how bread dough would turn out though!

  26. Looks amazing! Made baby food with a regular blender the first time around, this would make it so much easier for my second one!

  27. I have been looking at the vitamix! I want to make kale chips and the vitamix will blend the cashew coating! Yum! I didn’t know about the play dough! That’s great!!

  28. I would be so ELATED to win a Vitamix!
    I have been wanting one for a while because I have seen how awesome the Vitamix is but I just haven’t been able to afford one.

  29. I’ve Been wanting one of these for a few months. We try to eat healthy and home prepared natural meals, and I know this appliance would be a great addition to my kitchen!

  30. I have wanted one these for a really long time, but have never been able to afford it. I would make green smoothies, fruit smoothies, soup, baby food, margaritas, ice cream….. I could keep going! So excited about this one!!!!

  31. Hi Hollie! I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for a long time. I’ve recently started back on the health journey now that my twins are 3 yrs old (working out, eating right). I’d like to get the whole family on smoothies in the morning and make pasta sauces with lots of veggies. I didn’t know the Vitamix could be used to make playdough. Very cool! Thanks for the info!

  32. I also have a smoothie everyday for breakfast so that would be the 1 thing. But I’m sure once I go my hands on that book I would go crazy!!!

  33. This is the blender by which all other blenders are compared. I’ve always wanted the Vitamix but could never afford it. Id love to have one so I could make my baby and family great healthy soups, juices etc.

  34. i’ve been wanting one of those blenders! i would make tons of smoothies, and i want to try making an almond butter or peanut butter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I would make delicious green smoothies and sneak in veggies for my toddler who has yet to figure out how to properly chew them!

  36. Wow. A Vitamix would be so perfect for us! As a busy Mom of three boys under 4, I am actually looking for a blender/juicer to use on a daily basis. Us Moms need all the extra nutrients and greens we can get while taking care of everyone’s needs. My kids love smoothies as well and I’m always happy to offer them more veggies hidden in there ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Vitamix would be perfect to Hi Shayna!!!! How are you? Your kids are getting so big – they look so precious. Would love hear from you. Also hoping to catch a show in NY this summer and thought your mother achieve a healthier lifestyle for my entire family. More energy, health and goodness. Yes please!

  37. This blender looks AMAZING! This would be great for my family to eat healthyier. The ability to use an appliance for more than just one purpose is a godsend when you live in a tiny apartment. Lol

  38. I have watched several demos on the Vitamix in total amazement!!! This baby does it all. I would make my own healthy peanut butter, soups, smoothies and the lovely margaritas!!

  39. I have a Breville blender and it’s just not cutting it. I really hope I win the Vitamix! I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.

  40. That’s awesome! I’ve heard good things about the Vitamix and have wanted to try it for a while, but can’t afford it, so I love to win one! I make daily smoothies and I’m tired of my “cheapo” blenders breaking.

  41. I killed our 3rd blender in the last 4 years by making “your” energy balls last night. The great news is that the kids loved them but the smoke pouring out of the blender was bad news. I need this!!

  42. What wouldn’t I make with a Vitamix? Homemade nut butters, smoothies, soups. Grind my own flours. This is my dream kitchen machine!

  43. I would certainly be making baby food for my 6-mth old, smoothies for the entire family, and experimenting with making bread and play dough.

  44. I have been wanting a vitamix for a very long time. DH didn’t want to spend that kind of $$. and i watch vitamix increase their price every year. ๐Ÿ™

  45. always wanted one!
    would use it for homemade baby food, smoothies soups…
    i cant imagine it ever being put away in my house!

  46. I have been wanting a Vitamix for a long time but haven’t been able to afford it. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  47. I have a four month old baby who is about to start eating food soon. I would love to use this to make fresh baby food for her!

  48. Bought one for my sons family……they love to make protein shakes. They add all kinds of healthy things like kale. Would love one for my home.

  49. I will make anything that I can sneak vegetables in for myself and and my son and not taste them!! *veggies are not our favorite foods* I like sneaking spinach in smoothies.

  50. I have been researching blenders and this is one of 2 I am considering. I lean towards this one; however, I have shied away from the price. Thank you so much!

  51. What couldn’t I make with this? We love to cook and we make smoothies, soups, purees, sauces, milkshakes, pesto, and lots of other smooth offerings!

  52. I would definitely make tons of healthy smoothies, ice cream, sorbets, fruit popsicles, and baby food.

  53. I’ve been watching demonstrations of the vita mix at costco for years now, and have always wanted one, but it is an investment. I guess I better start saving ๐Ÿ˜‰

  54. If I won, the first thing I would make is the play dough that you mentioned in your review. But I would love to make smoothies. I am a big smoothie fan and would be making smoothies all day long.

  55. smoothies. oh, i do love smoothies, but the ones i can buy aren’t particularly healthy. and i don’t have a blender at home, so i can’t make my own.

  56. I’m a Domestic Engineer aka stay at home Mom and love it, Big thanks to my loving husband for that. For letting me be able to really take care of our two angels.
    Anyways, if we had a vitamin blender Oh! The things we can make from easy quick meals to fun fast treats oh, the things we could eat. Thanks Dorisha

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  57. I want to make peanut butter! My son is such a picky eater but he loves peanut butter and eats it once or twice a day. I’d love to make my own for him.

  58. II’d use it to make baby food. I have a baby food maker but it doesn’t make enough portions so it’d be great to have something to make more.

  59. I love it!!!! I would use it everyday, but out of the top of my head, frozen LECHE MERENGADA… yummy spanish desert.

  60. I would make smoothies, especially breakfast smoothies because I’m not a big eater in the morning and don’t have much time to sit and eat but with this, I could make a smoothie and go! I know it’s important to get a good meal in first thing.

  61. Thanks for the great blog on the Vitamix! I’m dying to have one, but I haven’t been able to talk my hubby into it. I can’t wait to show him this.

  62. I would use it for my daily protien shakes but I absolutely love the idea of getting the kids involved with playdoh and yogurt smoothies to foster healthy choices.

  63. I would love to be able to make my own nut butters. We love almond butter, but it is so expensive to buy. Crossing my fingers!

  64. Hi Holly!;) Well i would so make the playdough and would so have to make icecream since that is my weakness , I Love Ice Cream and my kids and husband dont stay far behind on that one either … It could be snowing and we would be eating ice cream lol

  65. Envious of friends that have this! Would love to make smoothies for my girls as they aren’t big fans of fruits and veggies!

  66. I am so pumped about this giveaway! We have recently made the switch to more clean eating Nd this would be so helpful! It’s been on my “wish list” for some time and I can’t break down and splurge on it! Hope I win!

  67. Dream kitchen purchase! Would make baby food, banana/almond milk smoothies (yum!), soups, sauces, and of course… margaritas when I am not pregnant/breastfeeding anymore!

  68. I would LOVE a vitamix! I have a few friends who own them and they all love them! At $400 though, they are a little to expensive for me but I’d love to win one!

  69. I would love this! I’ve seen it on ‘The Chew’ and now here. I don’t own a food processor, so to own something like this would really help out. I have been wanting to get into the whole smoothie thing, though and this would definitely help with that.

  70. Love how much they can do. I just spent well over half an hour the other day watching the demo at Costco. So wanted one but out of our budget. Would live to win one!

  71. I’ve been dying for a Vitamix forever now but could never afford one ๐Ÿ™

    I would make slushies with it this summer. My kids along with my husband and I LOVE making slushies in the blender but always have chunks that you have to fight to get rid of.

    Also since my husband and I are trying to conceive I would plan on making baby food with it once we have a new little one in the house! The Vitamix would be PERFECT for that!!

    I want one!!!

  72. Definitely all kinds of smoothies because I have to have one everyday. I’d also love to try making some homemade soups and Playdough! I’ve wanted one of these amazing machines forever. Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. All the yummy healthy smoothies in the world! It’s a pain trying to make Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie with my old KitchenAid blender. I have to strain the mixture several times, wasting a decent amount of leftover produce which could be further processed if I had the decent equipment. I just to want this routine to go a lot simpler for me.

  74. Was going to get one but found out Switzerland has a zero speeding policy instead, there went our money! Here’s to wishing!

  75. The vitamix sounds amazing! Would use it to make baby food for my little one and tons of healthy smoothies for me and daddy ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. I would love to win the Vitamix! Our family loves smoothies and I just had a baby & would like a blender capable of pureeing veggies & fruits. My cheapo blender is probably not going to do the trick.

  77. I would definitely make smoothies. I make smoothies with an old beat up blender and it takes literally an hour to make one. It just doesn’t do the job like I know the Vita Mixer would! Thanks!

  78. soups, pestos, salsas – the possibilities are endless
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  79. I got a great deal on “Deceptively Delicious” at a used bookstore and I can’t wait to start hiding veggies in my “Princess Fussypants” daughter’s food, but my old blender went missing last time we moved ๐Ÿ™ I also want to make my own baby food when our new baby arrives.

  80. There are so many things you can do with one of these! I’ve wanted one for so long! Smoothies, soups, salsa, and it can be used as a food processor!

  81. Really in need of a good blender. Cheap grocery store versions just don’t cut it when you’re trying to make a delicious green smoothie.

    The vitamix is a must-have!

  82. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway. I just started an allergy elimination diet which requires lots of smoothies and I could sure use a good blender.

  83. Wowsa! What a wonderful giveaway!! Would love to have this – using our blender to make smoothies, etc! Would love this much better option!!!

  84. I’m pregnant again, and all I want is soup. … all the time. This would be perfect. I would make soup morning, noon, and night! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. I would make all my Body by Vi shakes with it. And of course the occasional malt ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I too have been on the hunt for a good one since mine broke and this one sounds amazing!

  86. I would love the chance to win one of these! I’m still using my Hamilton Beach immersible hand mixer and I know I’m really missing out on all that Vitamix goodness. But, I’m broke. So, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease… pick me!

  87. I would make smoothies, green drinks, sorbets, baby food… all sorts of things! I have been dying for a vitamix!

  88. I would make green smoothies, probably have an easier transition into going vegan, feel healthy and use during college even if my roommates are made im making noise .

  89. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway. I just started an allergy elimination diet which requires lots of smoothies and I could sure use a good blender.

  90. The possibilities are endless with the VitaMix. I’ve been dreaming of owning one for decades, but haven’t been able to afford it.

  91. I would love to make green smoothies and soups for my husband and I. I have gone through so many blenders trying to make smoothies and winning the Vitamix would be a dream come true since I know that it is out of our budget at the moment.

  92. I’ve heard such amazing things about the Vitamix, and now I know I’d love to have one someday. With a new baby and all that involves it’ll be awhile before it can happen! We don’t actually have a blender, so this would be amazing. I’d make smoothies, fresh ground flours for breads, nut butters, almond milk, and baby food. Thanks!

  93. I’d make smoothies. Would love to experiment with more too. Trying to go organic, non-gmo, non-processed, etc. right now and this would be very helpful.
    @bctripletmom
    bctripletmom at gmail dot com

  94. Wow, this is one awesome giveaway! I just started transitioning to a whole foods diet and keep hearing about the vitamix as I’m reading. Very cool.

  95. Im so happy to have found your blog – and for the chance to win my very own Vitamix! Play Doh! Who knew?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Im so happy to have found your blog – and for the chance to win my very own Vitamix! Play Doh in a blender! Who knew?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. I really wish my budget wasn’t on a budget or I would’ve been purchased a vitamix. I’m trying to add years to my life especially since I had kids later in life. That theory “black don’t crack” is over lol! My granny’s skin is not my skin. That woman never even got smile lines! With global warming, the awful thing we discard in the air, pesticides etc. we are now taking away instead of adding too. I was told you have to work from the inside out to find true healthiness/happiness. That’s my goal. I recently discovered juicing and lalalaluv it! I’m like ever other American and overweight (sigh), but the great news is I’m on a weight loss journey til aug1st to go from 205lbs to 150-60lbs. I know a vitamix will be a game changer for me and my entire family! Please & thank you for your time…now lesgo!!!!

  98. I would love a Vitamix! I have wanted one for a long time. I use my blender everyday. I love smoothies, fruit ones or greens ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to have more fun with a Vitamix!!

  99. I’ve been reading wonderful reviews about the Vitamix in blogs and books. I think my favorite part is that it seems family friendly. My two little boys love cooking with me and get so upset when I tell them they can’t get near the stove & that helping time is over. So with the Vitamix it seems like all three of us can just come up with new and fun recipes!

  100. I was literally just thinking about buying one this week until I saw the price – would love to win one!

  101. I’m not sure if I just missed this, but one of my favorite features of this blender is the easy clean up. The only time I even use soap in it is after I make a soup or something with onions or garlic. Any other time I just rinse it. And I especially love that I don’t have to take it apart to clean it!

  102. My husband and I are expecting our third child in October and this would be a great item to help with nightly dinners or also to start making some great baby food. My current blender just does not cut it when compared to the vitamix. My friend has one and she can make some amazing smoothies (seeds and all) and delicious margaritas.

  103. Ahhh wouldn’t be amazing if I’d win this?! I would love to win this for our family! This thing has been on my list forever!

  104. I would make smoothies for my daughter(hates veggies, but I sneak them into her smoothies) & for myself as well!

  105. I would love a Vitamix! I would make smoothies and anything and everything I could. We are a smoothie family so smoothies would be number 1!

  106. Im in need of a new blender i have hone through 2 in this past year and we too are a smoothie family!!! This would make it soooo much easier to eat and drink healthy!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  107. We *just* got into smoothies (particularly the “Skinny Smoothie” going around on Pinterest at the moment) – this Vitamix would be an AWESOME addition to our kitchen!!

  108. I’d use it to make smoothies for me, that I’m sure my toddler would steal. As opposed to making them for him, and then he wouldn’t touch them!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Pizza dough would be so much easier with this! We have a biweekly homemade pizza night and the dough is what I dread making the most.

  110. I would definitely make smoothies for the family! But I would love to make play dough with the kids! They would absolutely enjoy that!!

  111. I would use this everyday! My son loves smoothies and this will be a perfect opportunity to sneak in those vegetables.

  112. Sorry if this is a repeat but My first comment didn’t post. Anyways, I’ve always read great reviews about the Vitamix on blogs and books! My two little boys love cooking with me & the Vitamix seems like a fun way to spend some family time!

  113. I having been looking at a Vitamix for a while now & trying to save up for one. Would love to win one! Thanks!

  114. We live in the Midwest, so for half the year, we eat soup! (During cool weather) I’ve been curious about using a Vitamix, but have yet to find anyone willing to borrow me theirs; they’re always using them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ this would be so sweet!

  115. Awesome giveaway!!!! The whole fam would make soup, smoothies, purees for the baby, so much we can create!!!

  116. Margaritas! I plan on making all of my babies’ food too so this is a dream tool. For now I’m purchasing the Magic Bullet bc I can afford $35 but winning this Vitamix would be a great gift for my growing family ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Keeping fingers crossed! My 18 mo old has severe food allergies and this would be amazing to make whole foods more appealing!

  118. We loveeeee soups in this house and make different varieties all the time. This would be the first thing I would try with the blender!

  119. I would love to win this for my family. Making peanut butter would be great. My little one just turned one and we are trying to eat healthy together.

  120. Bread, really…it would be bread…my kids have food allergies and I can’t find good bread so I would do that first. Yay bread!

  121. I would just LOVE to win this Vitamix!!!! I have been looking into different blenders/juicers, etc. and this one seems to be the best out there, but so expensive. I love the idea of quick healthy meals that are so easy to make. Hoping I win!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  122. Vitamin has been the blender I have dreamed about getting but never in reach because of price! Now have a baby I want it even more to help start his healthy habits off right!

  123. I would make healthy smoothies for my family every morning and healthy soups for lunch and dinner. I need this machine!!

  124. I have been wanting one of these!!!!! I just can’t afford it. I love making healthy foods for my family of six!! This would probably be my most widely used product.

  125. I would make Smoothies for my fabulous Grandson Cremer Edward Lewis. He loves great food which his Mom makes for him all the time. I would share the machine with her.

  126. Almond milk, smoothies, whole fruit juices, almond flour, and, I see from your post, homemade playdough. My kids would love that!

  127. we recently learned that our child has TONS of food intolerances/sensitivities and it has literally broken his little heart. when he first found out, he lamented over pizza for about 2 weeks and every recipe i’ve tried was not the best for some reason. if i had a vitamix, i would definitely use it to help him out by inventing things and creating my own flours, ice creams,and whatever allergen-free food i can make to help make the entire experience not be so painful.

  128. I love making fruit and yogurt smoothies for my kids. My blender is awful and just overheats mid smoothie! I would LOOOOVVVEEEE one of these!

  129. what’s there not to love? love the versatility to be able to make lots of different types of food, even soups. have seen the demos at costco and testimonials from others but haven’t been able to convince my husband to drop that kind of dough. winning it would be ideal! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  130. Wow! What a great giveaway! If I won the Vitamix, the first thing I would make would be a Jumpin’ Monkey!! (Espresso, dark chocolate, banana and ice-yum!!)

  131. Are family makes smoothies everyday.. And we use an old blender now.. This would make things so much faster for us with our little baby girl.. We are always trying to find ways to make things go faster! ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. This would so help to lose the baby weight once i give birth this July. And my kids do love smoothies. Shhhhhh I snuck celery in their last smoothie this morning. But my blender does not have food consistency so I have to freeze after I make them.

  133. I have always wanted one of these! It would make my vegan/raw cooking and smoothies so much easier and baby food would be a breeze too!

  134. How simple life would be, endless possibilities, so much to make for family! Life would be Great if I WON this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. In my vitamix, I would make a strawberry banana smoothies and here’s a new smoothie recipe I tried recently: banana, sweet potato, cinnamon and soy milk. I added one splenda packet too. SO yummy!

  136. I’d love to make our morning smoothies plus nut butters with the Vitamix. Our Ninja just doesn’t do the job!

  137. We are huge smoothie fans! I’m expecting my first baby, and this will be the perfect gift ๐Ÿ™‚ If I get to win the sweepstake I promise you all to give you healthy and yummy recipes every week via Baby Gizmo!!

    Well, here’s the first one:
    1 small celeriac (peeled)
    1 small green apple
    2 table spoons of yogurt
    Garlic
    Olive oil

    Chop & Blend them in Vitamix. Serve with walnuts on top.
    Bon appetite! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. I would make the orange julius recipe we alway made when we were kids… along with lots of smoothies!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. I would LOVE a Vitamix! I make green smoothies regularly so this would be amazing–but I know it’s not a one trick pony, so I would certainly be up for trying soups and such.

  140. I absolutely do not like fruits but my little baby bump has converted me! It is the only thing I can actually tolerate during this pregnancy! Please pick me so I can give my growing belly exactly what she wants.

  141. With allergy ridden children… I would probably use this for almost every meal. But, I really would like to make carrot and apple soup. I had a friend make it with hers. It was delicious. I really enjoy more whole foods.

  142. My 2.5 y.o. daughter is just starting to love smoothies and soup…the Vitamix does both, so it would be perfect for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. I would make a banana strawberry smoothie, since I am having a baby any day I want loose my weight but in a healthy way.

  144. I love this blender!! Saw it on display at Costco and was wowed. Some fresh hummus would be perfect in this!

  145. I have been wanting a vitamix ever since my friend showed me hers!! we use a food processor and blender almost daily, this woud be a great replacement, and sooooo much easier to clean!

  146. My family has been dying for a Vitamix for over a year! Our friend told us how much she loves hers- we are saving up for one! They are amazing!!

  147. I have been lusting over a Vitamix for years! We are now 2 months away from having our first child and now there’s really no room in our budget for one, despite me constantly telling my husband how universal it is! I’ve never thought of making baby food in one, I will definitely add that to the list of pros! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  148. I have wanted a vitamix forever!!! As a healthy private chef for pre/post partum mommies, it would be the BEST edition to my kitchen! What would I make??…EVERYTHING!!!

  149. I’d definitely experiment but first thing, I’d look forward to making green smoothies and homemade nut butters

  150. Hi – I just learned about kale and pineapple smoothies that I would love to prepare for my kiddies – need them to get their GREENS!! I would happily do a personal post with images of my family using the Vitamix – on your site and/or Vitamix’s. Thank you!!

  151. My blender just burned out! I love how versatile the vitamix is but can’t afford one! I would love to make baby food for my baby, smoothies for my toddler & the rest of the family!

  152. Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies, raw soups, NUT BUTTERS, gluten free flours, some more nut butters. raw EVERYTHING – I NEED THIS BABY!

  153. That play dough looks pretty super, easier than making on the stove top for sure!! I would make some summer pesto and soups with this bad boy as well. Minted pea soup is amazing, and I bet so simple with the Vitamix. Thanks for sharing the chance to own one!

  154. This is such a great machine, probably, the best I ever seen. I watched demos a few times at Costco. Tried some smoothies and soups made on this blender. I would make soups, smothies and shakes with fresh berries and fruits w/ice. I even have some receipies that were handed out at Costco. Would love to have this machine some day. Whishes do come true.

  155. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this for my family. We are trying to eat healthier and this would go a long way towards helping us with that.

  156. I am trying to get myself excited about eating healthier and juicing, both to get my body ready for another pregnancy (hopefully) as well as for Summer. Great giveaway!

  157. Hi,
    I would use the vitamix to eat healthier and make shakes for my family. I would make cool soups too ๐Ÿ™‚

  158. I used one that I borrowed for about a month to try out having smoothies for meals once in a while– it really helped my stomachaches subside!

  159. I love my friend’s vitamix but could never convince myself to spend the money for one. This would definitely save the day!

  160. I would love to win this Vitamix and get even more fruits and veggies in my nutrition plan and would definitely blend a lot of smoothies. Thank you for this generous giveaway.

  161. I would start adding veggies to my smoothies since I’ve been nervous about the texture being chunky with my not so great blender

  162. This is an awesome giveaway. I have heard so many great things about vitamix! I adore your blog keep up the great work!!

  163. I have heard such great things about the vitamix! This would be useful in so many different ways! Great blog keep up the good work!

  164. I have never used a Vitamix but they look amazing! I have a green smoothie at least once every day and my old Hamilton Beach has seen better days. Winning a Vitamix would open so many new doors for me. I’ve watched videos on how to prepare soups, batters, etc. I would love to try everything!

  165. smoothies for my son,due to hypotonia he has swallowing issues so its the best way to pack vitamins into him!

  166. I am a teenager and the only vegan in my family, so it is very difficult to maintain adequate nutrition while juggling school life. After seeing so many demonstrations of the Vitamix, I have been dreaming of one for the longest time! So if I were to win a Vitamix, I would use it every day to make green smoothies (I love them so much, but do not have a blender to prepare them!) and blend soups and sauces and so much more raw recipes in order to have an enriching lifestyle. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Chloe L. (kk.aria@yahoo.com)

  167. I joined a 30 day green smoothie challenge in April and I have yet to stop making the smoothies in my little Oster blender! I’m seriously in love, the thing is…my poor blender is dying on me. I would love to win a Vitamix as I’ve been wanting one for so long and now that I’ve become a green smoothie junkie I’ve been looking to take my blending adventures to the next level!

  168. I seriously think I could use it everyday:) smoothies for my picky / no veggies liking 4 year old and so many other healthy snacks, soups, ice cream ….

  169. Awesome giveaway! I’d make smoothies and soups for sure, but the possibilities sound endless! ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. I would love a vitamix. Our blender just bit the dust. And my DH won’t let me splurge on this blender. I’d love to win it.

  171. I would love one if these for making all my boys favorite smoothies! It’s the easiest way to sneak in veggies and get no complaints!

  172. We would love a vitamix for smoothies, and baby food! We’re really trying to push more fruits and veggies for the kiddos!

  173. I begged my husband for a blender for christmas. He surprised me with one but unfortunately after my third time using it, the blender burned out. I am sooooooooo devastated. I have been eyeing the vitamix for a month now, and would love love love to win this as I hear it’s the best blender on the market. Please choose me! My husband and I are tying to find ways to live a healthier lifestyle and this will aid in that. Thank you!

  174. I’ve been dying to add a Vitamix to our kitchen! Having recently been diagnosed with a gluten/ dairy intolerance I have been incorporating a lot more raw, whole foods through smoothies ( and also started making my own raw almond milk!) I seriously fantasize about owning a Vitamix these days!

  175. I would love to make whole roasted veggie soup and some ice cream, and my kiddos love their morning smoothies. The options seem limitless!

  176. I make smoothies for a healthy way of getting vital nutrients to fight my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I have been wanting a Vitamix forever! Hubby and I have been through 5 blenders since we married in 2005. We are tough on blenders! I would love this for making gluten free treats for my hubby and daughter with intolerance to gluten.

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