Letter From Cristina:
When I was growing up on the Southern California coast, healthy
living was a topic long before it became hip. The Jack LaLane
exercise TV show, nutritionists like Adele Davis, Euell Gibbons
and the then new health magazine Prevention were common topics for
both of my grandmothers. They were "health-food-nuts," owning
juicers and including an abundance of fresh produce in their
menus. Despite the onslaught of highly processed "health"
foods, both grandmothers held fast to their beliefs that real
food was always the better choice.Thanks to their inspiration,
I've always been interested in the connection between food and
Interested yes, but not always practicing what I was learning.
I've certainly downed quite a bit of food that didn't do me any
good! Slowly I've learned to align my actions with my values
and found that I'm healthier the older I get. Here's a rule I
eased into that works for me. I call it the 90-10 Rule -- eat very well 90% of
the time (or calories) and splurge 10% of the calories (or
time). For me living by the 90-10 rule is sustainable. As
I've learned more about food, my splurges are much healthier. I
gave up non-fat frozen yogurt for organic premium ice cream,
and tossed the trans fat, using real butter in my
So why do I love using my Vitamix? I bought my Vitamix about 9 years ago and have been using it up to several times a day since then. I'd heard about Vitamix for years, but felt it was a little too pricey for me at the time. I bought blenders and food processors and figured that those appliances were "good enough." (They weren't, but I had only the typical expectations.) My big motivation came when my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. During the time my siblings and I got him comfortably situated in a care facility I thought about his situation and genetics. His mother had a few memory challenges towards the end of her very long life, but nothing insurmountable. She lived alone until she passed on in her late 80's. Two things were very different between how my grandmother and father lived. My grandmother dedicated herself to regular exercise and a daily diet teaming with fresh produce and high quality local dairy and meat. My father was a busy executive with a penchant for the good life teamed with a weekend warrior exercise credo.
After a visit with my father in his care facility, I decided on
the way back home to further improve my diet. I know that there
are not known deterrents or cures yet for the terrible disease
of Alzheimer's, but I do know that maintaining optimum health
helps me live my best life. I'd developed good habits akin to
my grandmothers, but didn't always eat the 7 to 10 fruits and
vegetables that many experts recommend. I knew from my research
that there was one machine that could easily help me, the
Vitamix. What I didn't realize was that besides pulverizing
produce for soups and smoothies, the
Vitamix is the
tool for the dedicated Foodie. And I do love food! I
Vitamix video then tried out the techniques on my
grandmother's vintage red chili sauce
recipe. Wow!! Her red chili sauce traditionally took 2
hours to make a gallon, and included separating the chili skins
from the pulp in a hand-turned food mill. With the
Vitamix the sauce was done in a quarter hour or so and the
nutrition and fiber in the chili skins was included in the
sauce. The chii sauce tasted great and I didn't need to add any
corn masa to thicken it as the fiber of the chili skins
enriched the sauce. I was hooked on my
Vitamix. Since then I've adapted my cooking techniques to
Vitamix whenever I can.
I enjoy making wonderful foods for my family and friends and the Vitamix makes it easy and fun. I highly recommend buying a Vitamix. The company has been making Vitamix machines for over 80 years. The machine comes with a 7 year guarantee and the service is quick. (I know this, because I accidentaly dropped a spoon in mine.) If you're unsure, the Vitamix company offers a free 30 day in-home trial when you order online or by phone. Please click through on this link to purchase, or call and mention my code number. As part of the Vitamix Affiliate Program, the small percentage I earn from sales funds my life's work -- sharing and encouraging the creative life.
I Love Using My Vitamix!Vitamix is more than just a big blender. It's a powerful tool in the kitchen and a powerful tool for a healthy diet. Vitamix recipes and techniques enable you to eat up to 10 fruits and vegetables along with whole grains that are recommended by experts and you'll love the ease and simplicity of the Vitamix.
I use my Vitamix several times a day to make whole food juice, soups from scratch, sauces. smoothies and more. If you're a foodie, you'll love how the Vitamix emulsifies sauces and gravies, grinds grains, purees vegetables & fruits and even mixes a mean margarita or frappuccino!
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