Vitamix 1782

I Can’t Stop Using My New Blender!

Today is a big day for me, because my Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend just arrived this morning. I’ve had plenty of blenders in the past, but I’m especially excited for this one because it’s my first Vitamix. In case you don’t know a whole lot about countertop blenders, Vitamix probably makes the best blenders on the market. They’re commercial grade, high powered, durable, and long lasting machines that are loaded with neat settings and features. They’re a smoothie enthusiasts dream!

The one and only down side to my Vitamix 1782 is that it’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. At $354 dollars, it’s a bit pricy. But it has some of the best blender reviews I’ve seen, and for good reason. This thing is a BEAST. It can hack through anything without so much as a blip.

This afternoon, I decided to put it to the test. I had already made my usual morning protein smoothie, and it performed flawlessly as expected. But I wanted to find out how strong the two speed, two-peak horsepower motor really is. I took some rough ingredients, namely some frozen vegetables, an entire broccoli stock, a carrot, and some other things, and blended them up on high. The 1782 TurboBlend hacked it all up with no problem. It’s advertised to spin at a whopping 240 mph. I’m thinking about taking the motor out and putting it in my Toyota!

Aside from being pretty fun, my experiment proved that my new blender can chop through pretty much any edible substance. I can’t fathom ever needing to blend a rougher combination than what I put in there today. I expect it to hold up over the years too, especially because it comes with a five year warranty.

I didn’t know it before I bought the 1782 and read about some of its features, but excess heat that lower grade blenders can make may damage or kill off some of the enzymes and nutrients in your shake. The 1782 doesn’t produce any excess heat, so it doesn’t have any negative effect on your ingredients.

The container is 64 oz, which is definitely sizable enough for me. It included a cookbook which I thought was a really neat bonus. I haven’t tried any of the recipes out of it yet, but they look good!

So far, I’m definitely super happy with my new blender. I have been using it pretty much nonstop so that should tell you something about how much I love it. If you need to get a new blender at some point, I highly recommend this one. It’s the best blender I’ve ever used!

The Comeback Post: A Message To Those Who Are Ready to Give Up

Almost a year ago, a few of my close friends decided that my talking about depression and other personal struggles on FB, my blog or anywhere else for that matter was embarrassing them and my truth was causing them discomfort. They were doubtful of how much I was really struggling because there was no way I could be smiling and laughing one day with them and struggling the next day. There was no way I could be having suicidal thoughts because if I was suicidal, I would’ve gone ahead and done it already. According to them, people who are depressed shouldn’t talk about it publicly. Continue reading →

My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Summertime Snacks

I loooooove snacks. I always find myself munching on things in order to keep from being hungry between meals. And because I’m always snacking, it’s easy to just grab whatever is around to satisfy my hunger. But over the years, I’ve found that grabbing just anything can backfire on my health and fitness goals. And I always seem to grab the sweet stuff. So, I’ve learned to be prepared as much as possible and try my best to have my favorite snacks in the house or in my purse. Now that summer’s here and swimsuit season is in full effect, I’m snacking a little bit smarter and lighter. Continue reading →

The Color Run Chicago and Shout It Out Giveaway!

This summer, I’m all about finding the fun. As soon as it gets consistently warm in Chicago, I’m pretty sure I’ll be outside as much as possible. Sunshine, festivals, music concerts, trips to the beach and fun races are on my agenda. I’m super excited to partner with Shout and their Shout It Out Campaign this weekend for the SUPER fun (and sold out) Color Run in Chicago. And… I’m giving away a free entry! Yep, you get to run with me this Sunday, June 8th at the Color Run Chicago. Continue reading →

100 Days of Running Challenge – 20 Days Done!

*Note: I’m writing this a little late, so by the time you read this, it’ll be day 22!

Hey y’all!

Just wanted to do a little check-in to let you know how things are going with my 100 Days of Running Challenge! Have you been following? I hope so. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings, check out my original post about this challenge here. Continue reading →

Personal Challenge: 100 Days of Running

As I’ve mentioned before, running is a form of personally prescribed therapy for me. I’ve been a runner my entire life and sometimes after a run I feel like a completely new person. I feel accomplished and ready to take on the rest of the day. It’s not always like that, but for the most part I enjoy it and find it necessary for my sanity. So, I’ve been thinking for a while now about how I can challenge myself through running. I know… running and training for races is already a challenge, but what I want to do will be a bit more personal and solid. Continue reading →