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CONGRATULATIONS to our Vitamix Winner!

About two weeks ago I posted a blog offering a chance to win a Vitamix. I asked that people send in the entry an complete the sentence-"I want to win a Vitamix because….". Little did I know that we'd be swamped with responses, each one pulling at my heartstrings. I had no idea the need would be so great, the stories so sincere and the decision practically impossible to make. I was supposed to announce the winner in this blog post earlier this week, but our team kept going back and forth between several finalists. Then we reached out to…

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Green Smoothies!

I'm embarrassed to remember back a few months ago when I was discussing health on the telephone with Vitamix president Jodi Barnard, and I proudly shared that I'd just had a smoothie for breakfast. For me, that meant dumping protein powder, a few berries and some water and ice into my Cuisinart blender and hoping it would chop the ice fine enough to drink, which it did....sometimes. When she asked me if I'd ever had a green smoothie, I had to confess, that not only had I never had one, I wasn't even sure what it was. Boy, did I…

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I Want A Vitamix Because….

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you do when a friend shows up at your home with hundreds of apples? That's easy....You make apple juice! Last Friday evening my friends Tom and Sherry stopped by our home for a visit. For the last few weeks they've heard me tweeting, blogging and raving about my new Vitamix machine- and they had an idea. They live in Montana next to some wild open space that happens to be the home of a very abundant apple tree. Sherry and Tom showed up at my home with several hundred…

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Inspired by Vitamix

For the last month I've been consulting on a project for one of my favorite companies- Vitamix. I'm helping them compile a book of inspirational stories to celebrate their 90th Anniversary. When I was first approached about the project, I have to admit my first thought was, "a book about a blender?" Boy, did I have a lot to learn! I recognized the name from seeing them at Costco or at the fair, but I'd never taken the time to stop and listen to the presentation, let alone sample the wonderful concoctions they create in the Vitamix. I flew back…

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