If there is one thing Soren has always enjoyed - it's been smoothies (especially green ones). We used to juice, which was a blast (all the combos were so fun!) and Soren LOVED not just the result - but the process. So when our juicer 'BUSTEDDDDD!' (as Soren would put it) we were super bummed out.
Rick did some research and happened upon the Vitamix. The Vitamix is no ordinary blender. It processes at super high speeds with an extreme (extremely sharp - cut myself cleaning it once, ONCE - that's all it took) blade. I was definitely a skeptic when he brought it home - but no more!
The Vitamix is great! Not only does it pulverize and give you a similar consistency to juices - but it does it at such high speeds and with such intensity that you are able to keep the fiber as well. No waste! It also came equipped with a recipe book full of great ideas for smoothies, soups, dips and even milks. We've already made butter, a thousand different smoothies, soups and hummus.
And after a few days with it - realized it cleans super easy. Just fill it with water and soap and let it whirl and then rinse!
Soren approved - and our family loves it!