It's hard to believe that loving a kitchen appliance is possible but now I know it is. Enter the Vitamix 5200. This is no ordinary blender, it's a 2 horsepower, 11.5 amp, 1,380 watt machine that is strong enough to micronize whole fruits and veggies. You can actually make hot soup such as chicken soup, just add boneless chicken breasts to the mixture and watch it liquefy everything. It spins with so much force the soup actually comes out steaming in 6 or 7 minutes. I've used this almost every day in the 3 years I've had it. My go to mixture normally consists of chunks of pineapple, organic beets (read about beets for the athletic benefits) organic spinach, whole organic apple, banana, frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries. The shakes come out tasting outstanding. Though my combination of ingredients varies at times I normally make a pitcher of it for the day. There's simply nothing store bought that can be as nutritious as what you can make with this machine. For the athlete it could be your most essential tool to enhance your nutritional needs. The simplicity of the Vitamix is great, there's no keypads or digital displays that break over time. There are 2 switches for on off, high low speed and a variable speed dial all for reliable operation. It's made in America with a 7 year warranty, that's right 7 years. Some might frown at the $449.00 price but it's the most valuble appliance you'll ever use to increase your health or athletic performance. When you see how strong and well made the Vitamix is and what it's capable of it's really a bargain. I have no connection with the Vitamix people I just rave about a product when it's deserving of it. I just wish I thought of it.
Discussions and practical ideas to help optimize human performance through fitness and nutrition. I'll be including technical reviews on cycling and running equipment as well as chronicle any racing or coaching projects I'll be involved with.
USA Cycling certified coach/ NESTA (National exercise and sports trainers assoc), NFPT PT certified • NYU Langone medical center... Multidisciplinary approach to treating the mulitsport and endurance athlete accross age, gender and injury