Confessions of a Vita-Mix Addict!

February 8, 2011 at 10:13 am 6 comments

Making a green smoothie in my hotel room!

Oh my,  I did it again! I brought my Vita-mix with me when I went to Miami for my Institute for Integrative Nutrition Conference.

I did it last year too…

I know it seems a little crazy to bring a big blender on a trip, but I really wanted to make sure I had my green smoothies!

If I have my Vita-Mix, I get a blender full of greens everyday. If I have my blender of greens, I have a ton of energy! If I’m full of energy, I get to stay up late to enjoy the Miami South Beach night-life and still wake up for a swim, beach-walk and be focused for the conference!

Energy in a glass!

You know I love my Vita-mix, but really it’s heavy!

This year I thought maybe I should just leave it at home. But I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t face the thought of a morning without my power drink. So, I decided I would compromise and… gasp!…bring a smaller blender.

I must sheepishly confess, I went and bought a Magic Bullet Blender. I felt like I was cheating on my Vita-mix. I brought it home and put it in the back hallway and pretended I hadn’t strayed from my true love.

Then it was time to pack for my conference. I pulled out a little suitcase and started to pack my new Magic Bullet. Hang on, I thought, maybe I should just give it a little spin before I take my new friend away for the weekend. I started loading the Magic Bullet with my favorite green smoothie ingredients and quickly found that only about a quarter of them would fit. I would only be able to make a small smoothie. Then I blended and drank, well, I actually chewed. My smoothie wasn’t smooth. It didn’t have that light milkshakey consistency I love in a smoothie. Not enough of an un-smooth smoothie was not going to do it for me.

Needless to say, as my pictures show, I pulled out a bigger suitcase.  My Vita-mix came on the trip and the Magic Bullet was returned. My faithful 15 year Vita-Mix relationship was intact.

I’m still in love with my Vita-mix. It feeds me well, wherever I am.

My hotel "kitchen"


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  • 1. Maureen Wheeler  |  February 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    It’s indeed true ladies and gents – I was the incredibly lucky person who got to be Nina’s roommate and beneficiary of incredible green smoothies each morning. And she really did get up early to walk the beach each morning and have lots of fun at night! THANK YOU NINA for your VitaMIx LOVE!!!

    • 2. ninamanolson  |  February 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Maureen! It was such a delight to be your roommate. I loved having the time to get to know each other more. You are awesome!

      • 3. ninamanolson  |  February 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        Oh, and Maureen took the top picture of me. Thanks Maureen!

  • 4. ayala Manolson  |  February 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm


    I am amazed by you all over again!!
    You do take the cake — oh, I mean the vita mix

    But thanks kid. You reminded me how good it is to make a green smoothie. I will start again.


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