My sister has a nice streak in her. She lets it out every once in awhile… ;). One instance of her niceness is that she let me live rent-free from February through July this year when I first had an unpaid internship, and then I was unemployed after graduation. See what I mean? Nice streak. Well, I had said I would eventually buy her something once I was employed to thank her for those months of “free” living (although I did buy mostly all of the groceries to still help out). I decided a blender was something nice to buy and definitely not something she would treat herself to (see, she’s a money hoarder).
Well, a marvelous Kohl’s 30% off coupon came to my mom so I thought this was a great opportunity to buy a blender – so I purchased a Ninja, thinking it would be somewhat comparable to a Vitamix. I was definitely dreaming of nice and smooth green smoothies! Unfortunately, the ninja did not live up to its name at all… I like ninjas and this thing could not do any superhuman ninja moves. There were two too many stringy smoothies coming out of the kitchen… Even the Magic Bullet beat it times 100.
Sadly, my hopes for a new blender went away with the Ninja as I did not have a ton of money still to make a bigger purchase like that. Well, the morning Kinley and I went to the State Fair, she could not get the Vitamix out of her head! She said she almost bought one right then and there but held off (money hoarder getting not so hoardy). And then we get to the fair… and this happens.
Yup. Exactly. Who knew there were Vitamix stands at the Wisconsin State Fair?! And TWO of them! Although we did not make it past the first one… Kinley buckled. She bought the Vitamix. She even got an extra year added to the warranty (a total of EIGHT years) and a free dry mixer thing too (to make your own flours – a $150 value). She then proceeded to walk through the fair toting this around, and I kept saying Green Spinach Smoothie so people would give me weird looks. I love it when I make people think I’m more of a freak than I actually am in real life, although I do love green smoothies. And they should too!
So I basically got out of buying a blender at all. I think I’ll just not say anything and hope she forgets I offered to buy her something… Aw man, she probably just read this in her Google Reader…. But anyways, is the Vitamix everything I dreamed it to be? Well, just look at the green smoothie and you tell me.
Spinach, almond milk, banana, frozen mango + pineapple. Beats the looks of my previous creation by about a million. More smoothies recipes coming soon!