When I started working with VitaMix, I received a free VitaMix machine from the company. I’m not a typical VitaMix customer in that I probably wouldn’t have purchased a VitaMix on my own. Actually, I don’t know that you could have convinced me to buy one even if I had just seen it. I don’t like to cook and I don’t like kitchen gadgets.
But since I was given one free, I figured I’d check it out and see what this machine could do.
Now I make everything with it. I make peanut butter, I make salsa; last might we even made pesto sauce, straight out of the cookbook. Before I had a VitaMix, I’d never eaten pesto and now I actually make it! This is significant because I’m not a cook. People are so impressed by what I make, but to me I’m not a gourmet chef. It’s just so simple, because of the VitaMix.
My VitaMix has also inspired me to be a better mother by making baby food for my 1-year-old daughter, Avery. I believe my daughter eats healthier than most kids on the planet. I can put spinach in her applesauce or avocado in her peas and the VitaMix makes it smooth enough that she eats it because it tastes so good! Equally as important, I feel really good about what I’m feeding her.
Making your own baby food is not as hard as you think it is. Prior to owning a VitaMix, if you would have told me that you made your own baby food, I would have thought, “Oh, that’s crazy, how do you find the time?” But now I know it’s easy. It takes just a few minutes as I make baby food in batches.
For example, to make my daughter’s apples, I place eight apples on a tray and bake them for half an hour, blend them in the VitaMix, pour them in the cube tray, and then freeze it. That makes apples for her for 10-12 days! With this system and my VitaMix, I spend maybe half an hour a couple of times a week making baby food. My daughter is happy and healthy and so am I!
Now that I’ve educated myself, it’s important to me to teach nutrition to my daughter. I want her to know that variety in fruits and vegetables matters. It is my hope that because she is being raised with the healthy frame of mind that I had to teach myself through VitaMix, good nutrition will be something that she takes with her through the rest of her life.
Thank you, VitaMix!