I bought the Vitamix a few months ago because Twitter told me to. I wanted a strong blender that could crush ice.
Yes, I wanted a blender purely so I could make frozen margaritas.
But then the Vitamix arrived and I figured out that the damn thing was so powerful, you could make anything in it. No cooking skills necessary. So for example, for today’s asparagus and mushroom soup, I cut a bunch of asparagus in half and threw it in the microwave for two minutes. Then I threw it in the Vitamix along with a cup of chicken broth, a cup of water, a splash of whole milk, and a splash of white wine.
Then I remembered I had some leftover shiitake mushrooms and some corn salsa so I threw that in there as well.
30 seconds and some freshly grated pecorino, some salt and pepper, and three asparagus tips saved for use in the photograph, I had soup. (I did microwave it for 30 seconds to warm it up. The Vitamix is actually so powerful that if you keep blending, the soup will heat itself up, but then my apartment ends up sounding like an airport so I just use the microwave.)
Not bad if I do say so myself.