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5/16/09 3:49 P

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I've wanted one badly...but they're just so expensive and I just honestly don't know if I'd use it as much as I'd like to think I would lol

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5/8/09 10:57 A

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It's more than a juicer. Juicers extract the juice from fruits and vegetables and spit out the rest. A Vita-mix pulvarizes the WHOLE fruit/vegetable/grain -- so no nutrition is lost.

Maybe check out their site too.

I will confess -- I used mine a lot in the beginning, but not as much now. I need to get back to using it. (I'm also not much of a cook -- so everything I do is VERY simple) ;)

Good luck

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5/7/09 8:43 P

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I think I should ask what one does with a Vita Mix. I think it's a juicer or smoothie maker? I don't know if I'd use it much.

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5/5/09 7:18 P

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Good luck! I got mine at a trade show (home show, whatever). You can get better prices at those too, especially on the last day when they don't want to take everyting back with them.

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5/5/09 4:08 P

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I just read the book Eat for Life and the author recommends using a Vita Mix and there's a phone number to call and supposedly you'll get a discount going through this path. I'll go back and try to find it and post it. I'm just starting on the greens and beans diet so I don't know if I'll get one or not.

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5/18/08 9:50 P

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Mee too emoticon

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5/18/08 8:10 P

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Thanks for the ideas. I emailed the leaders and got no response. I'll try. I don't know much and really need help learning.

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5/18/08 4:59 P

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Good question. It seems to go up and down. Will and a few others participate -- but, like me it varies by how much time I have and how many others are participating. I have my settings set to notify me if there is any activity here -I'm not sure how others have their settings.

If you have time, you could stop by their pages and tell them that you miss seeing them here. Maybe even start a new thread and then visit their pages asking them to stop in and voice their opinions.

It seems like a few teams here are very active, but most seem to have little activity with a spurt here or there.

I would love to see more activity here too. I joined hoping to learn from others who have been doing this longer than me. I have learned some, but could learn lots more. ;-)

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5/18/08 2:34 P

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A little off topic - any idea how to get others in this team to participate?

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5/18/08 2:21 P

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Yes, but not for long. He's getting ready to get an apartment with a buddy that's just getting out of the navy - so he won't be here to use it.

Dee

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5/18/08 1:09 P

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Apparently you still love yours and are using it on a daily basis. Is your son still using it too?

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5/18/08 1:07 P

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Oops!

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5/18/08 12:29 P

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Actually I was asking if Tina ever got hers. She hasn't posted since.

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5/18/08 9:52 A

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Oh, yes it did! and I love it. I use it every morning. It helps me get more vegetables into my day. I especially like making the things that use carrots b/c carrots are one vegetable that is hard for me to eat raw b/c they are so hard.

Of course, the smoothies are good (but I don't make them very often.) So far my two favorites are a 'Hot tomato zinger' which uses has tomato, carrots, celery, vegetable broth, and water (this is a warm drink), and the Carrot raisin drink, which uses carrots, raisins, yogurt, and ice (a cold drink).

Dee

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5/17/08 2:51 P

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Did it ever get there?

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4/24/08 10:31 P

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It'll be here before you know it. -- Guess you'll have to stock up on some veggies and fruits. ;-)

Dee

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4/23/08 7:08 P

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my vita mix is coming on monday the 28th! i can't wait emoticon

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4/21/08 10:56 A

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I love it. I use it every morning -- blend a mix of vegetables (different variations of the recipe "Hot Tomato Zing" -- called 'hot' because it is a warm drink)

I also have used it to make some smoothie type drinks.

And my 25 y/o son who is currently living at home uses it a lot too. I know he's made fresh strawberry lemonade and I've never seen him use sooooo many fruits (and some vegetables) before.

I still have not watched the DVD, but have leaned that I need to pay attention to the food to fluid raitos in the recipes. So even if I want to make a mix of my own - I need to find something similar to judge the amounts and have it turn out okay.

I love it and don't regret the purchase at all.

Dee

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4/20/08 1:30 A

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I finally ordered a vitamix juicer. It should come in about 2 weeks. I can't wait to use it.


Deeann8, are you using your vita juicer a lot? Have you tried any new recipes/juices with it?
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I finally ordered a vitamix juicer. It should come in about 2 weeks. I can't wait to use it.


Deeann8, are you using your vita juicer a lot? Have you tried any new recipes/juices with it?
Tina

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I finally ordered a vitamix juicer. It should come in about 2 weeks. I can't wait to use it.


Deeann8, are you using your vita juicer a lot? Have you tried any new recipes/juices with it?
Tina

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4/9/08 11:19 A

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The fact that all the pulp stays there and gets used is probably the main reason I chose it over a juicer.

And it cleans itself -- you just put some warm water and a drop of detergent in it and turn it on. That was another selling feature - when I read juicer reviews online, lots of people c/o them being hard to clean.



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Wow! I need to start saving and get me a Vita mix, too. I've always wanted one. I have a juice man juicer, but it leaves a lot of the pulp out and it's a hassle to take apart to clean, I've hurt my fingers doing it!

Tina

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4/6/08 1:42 P

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Yes I did get it and I really like it. I'm still learning. I always seem to have 1/2 to 3/4 of the ingredients for whatever I want to make. Making my own inventions have met with limited success b/c it seems I need to get the right solid to liquid ratio. (I'm not good in the kitchen anyway). My one grown son is using it a lot too.

Summary, we REALLY like it and my fresh fruit/veggie costs are getting higher -- but that's good, it means we're eating more of what we should.

So far I think it was well worth the investment.

Dee

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4/6/08 12:46 A

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Dee,
Have you gotten your Vita-Mix yet? I am interested in seeing how you like it. It is something I have been interested in for years but have never been able to get myself to part with that much money. Please post and let us know how you like it.


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3/11/08 3:03 P

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I ordered a Vita mix at the home show on March 2nd. It should be here in another week or so. I'm really excited. It wasn't any less money there, but it did come with some extras (books, dvd, spatulas, flexible cutting boards).

If anyone has any tips for using a Vita-mix, any and all input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Dee

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3/9/08 9:17 P

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I have a Vita-Mix, and it's great! I make smoothies every morning, so it gets a lot of use.

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3/4/08 3:03 P

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I just ordered a Vita-mix 5200 that I saw demonstrated at a home show. I have thought about getting one for YEARS. I will receive it in about three weeks. I hope I made a good decision and am still wondering if a Blendtec, a Vita Prep 3 or a Waring Pro would have been a better choice. All are very pricey.

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2/28/08 7:28 P

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Hangin' in there... how bout you?

I'm planning on going to a home show this weekend -- maybe if I'm luckly, I'll get a good price on a Vita mix. :)

Dee

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Hi All! How are you doing?

I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hair spray I use...

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2/6/08 5:09 P

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2/6/08 4:22 P

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Hi, DeeAnn,

I love my Vita-Mix!

I don't juice every day, but when I do my favorite combination is orange, apple and carrot with pineapple juice.

I love getting the whole food. I never liked the idea of throwing out all the pulp, or even making patties with it. (Okara)

Just woke up, headache, yours is the only message I've posted to. Will look for that other thread.

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2/6/08 11:09 A

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I just have an 'average' blender, and I like to eat my fruit too. But I don't eat enough vegies like carrots, which can be harder to bite into. And I've been reading more and more about detoxing and just trying to get in more vegies, etc.

I looked at the juicers, but hate the thought of not getting the pulp... and they look a lot harder to clean.

Dee

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2/6/08 6:46 A

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I don't have one, but I have a very strong blender. I prefer to eat my fruit rather than juice it, and I really don't think I'd get my money's worth out of a vita-mix. If I ever get to the point where I have nothing else to do with my money - i'll go for it...lol

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2/6/08 12:37 A

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Hi, DeeAnn,

I just got home from the airport with my sister, and we're on the way out again.

But...I have posted about this at length recently. If you search on Vita Mix you might be able to find my posts.

More tomorrow.

Good to see you posting again!!!

Flo

P.S. How's that grandbaby?


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2/5/08 7:41 P

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I've been really tempted to try to get a Vita mix -- sounds great -- making 'juices' that still have the healthy pulp in them, AND being able to make 'soups' as well as ice cream type treats too.

Does anyone have one? I'd sure like to know the pros and cons before investing that much money.

Thanks in advance.

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