Smoothies, Foodies, and the Vitamix Ascent Series Launch //

March 3, 2017 in #MomLife,ad,bloggers,busy mom,cleveland,cooking,deals,drinks,events,explore locally,food,fun,life,money saving tips,NEO,Ohio,pictures,review,sponsor

In my constant search for balance in motherhood (and life) I have made certain concessions for the sake of time. For instance, we often forego eggs, toast, and cereal for breakfast in lieu of something we can take on-the-go — like smoothies.

I’m guilty of occasionally using those pre-made frozen smoothie fruit mixes. Yes, I know it’s basically nonsense because it’s just a mix of frozen fruit and still requires me to do the work of blending it all together. But, balance, friends. Lucky for me, we have been using a Vitamix for all the blending, chopping, and dicing in our home for the last 7 years!

So when I was asked to attend the launch of the newest Vitamix Ascent Series at their Solon, Ohio store, I was beyond excited!

Of all of the blogger events I’ve been to, this was quite possibly the most well put together event of all time! We were greeted at the door by the Vitamix store team and we were immediately handed a delicious cocktail, crafted by the Spotted Owl‘s very own Will Hollingsworth!

From there we snacked on mouthwatering appetizers, all made in the newest Vitamix! These Pork Belly Sliders on Brioche were absolutely heavenly!

After seriously munching (and by munching I mean devouring…) on all of this delicious food, we were given the rundown on the newest Vitamix Ascent Series blenders.

Even as a seasoned Vitamix user I learned so much! For instance, I was under the impression that we had to use a dry canister and blade to make our own seasoning or flour; but that simply isn’t true! Unless you’re making a lot — like, a lot — at once, even the regular Vitamix blade can handle it!

To call my bluff, they decided to make powdered sugar right in front of my eyes (PS. how was I so naïve to not know that powdered sugar is legit just sugar ground up into, well, powder?? Don’t judge me,  ya’ll.). Oh, and then they mixed up some ice cream in, like, three seconds (because, yum).

And I was happy to learn that Vitamix really stands true to it’s brand of being a family company with huge ties to the community. Vitamix is built and serviced all within a 200-mile radius! And, for those who may not be familiar, Vitamix offers an incredible warranty program on both their new and refurbished models! Our old Vitamix was a refurbished model and when the motor went, we just shipped it in and it was repaired within a couple of weeks and sent right back to us — at no cost!

In addition, the Vitamix Store offers help and assistance with all of your Vitamix needs. If you have questions abotu techniques? Come into the store. Questions about recipes? Come into the store! They also hold weekly in-store events and culinary classes to help you make the most of your Vitamix!

Seriously the best customer service from any company I’ve had any sort of contact with. 

If you are considering purchasing a Vitamix of your own, I strongly urge you to go check out their store this weekend! The Vitamix Store in Solon is running a huge sale this weekend, March 3rd and 4th, starting at just $199.95!

If you want visual proof at what can be done in a Vitamix (other than smoothies!) check out this delicious soup I made in my new Vitamix! It’s Maple Sweet Potato Soup — and the recipe is straight from The Vitamix Cookbook!

At the end of the day, I think this new Vitamix and I are going to create a more-balanced life for the whole family. Not only do I feel a teeny bit less guilty about feeding the kiddos smoothies every morning, but it’s helping me to break out of my comfort zone and make new dishes (like this soup) that I otherwise would be too nervous to do. So thank you Vitamix and my friends over at the Vitamix Store for such a fun event and fun new toys!

 

Disclosure: At the end of the night I was gifted with my very own Vitamix Ascent Series A3500, the Vitamix Cookbook, a Simply Blending spices ‘cookbook,’ and culinary classes for 2 at the Vitamix Store, in exchange for my honest review of the evening and of the new Vitamix Ascent Series A3500.

 

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Coppelia March 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Wow, this looks like an amazing event! And the sweet potato soup you made looks delicious! I keep hearing amazing things about the Vitamix! Thanks for sharing this!

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Angela Amores March 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Everything looks amazing!! I now have a new love for my Vitamix!! I was getting a little lazy about using it!! Love this!!
Angela

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tineke - workingmommyabroad March 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Sounds like a great event!

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Lauren March 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

I have always wanted a Vitamix! You are so lucky you got one and this looks like it was a great presentation. 🙂

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kirstin morabito March 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Wow, looks like an awesome event you got to go too! Love the Vitamix!

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The Mama Journey March 3, 2017 at 8:02 pm

So, that’s a cool blender and all, but did you seriously just tell me that powdered sugar is legit sugar blended into a powder? Girl, you’re blowing my freakin mind! 🤣😗

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STEFANIE March 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

That is so awesome! What a fun event!

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Jasmine Hewitt March 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm

sounds like an awesome and yummy event!

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Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms March 4, 2017 at 12:32 am

Wow, I think I need to get a Vitamix!

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Chanel March 4, 2017 at 8:33 am

I have a vitamix but have only ever used it for smoothies. i need to try some of the other amazing recipes in my recipe book!

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Kelly March 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

SOLD! I’ve been holding off getting a VitaMix, but I just can’t wait anymore!

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Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons March 4, 2017 at 9:53 am

You know the only “problem” with Vitamin? They last forever (and then I don’t need to buy the newer model!). Seriously best product I’ve owned!

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Bethany March 4, 2017 at 11:04 am

I’ve nothing but wonderful things about the Vitamix! Enjoyed your pictures! They were great!

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Ayana March 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

We used to have a vitamix when I lived with my parents-they are so awesome!!!

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Brittany Ferrell March 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

I keep thinking I need to get a Vitamix and then I saw that soup! Yes, I think I need this in my life. That event looked super fun, too!

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Jenny March 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

That looks like an amazing event to go to and that soup looks delicious!

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Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries March 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Looks like you had a great time – and that soup looks heavenly!

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Kate March 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm

What a cool event! Dyyyyying for a Vitamix blender.

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creativethriftychef March 5, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Oh wow looks like a lot of fun. Love those drinks and the snacks looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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Brit Strawbridge March 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

I’m pretty sure I have mentioned the Vitamix to my husband a hundred times this month hahaha we really want one!! Though I don’t think they have anything like this near us. Thanks for sharing!! xx

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Jen Smith March 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

So jealous!!! I want a vitamix so bad. But our Ninja will do until we can save up for one. Ah, they are so great!

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