So the exciting news for this week is that I finally pulled the trigger on a Vitamix. This exchange with Vitamix would probably tell anyone everything there is to know about me, lol. It started in the middle of the night on an Ambien fugue at the end of March. I didn’t even remember I’d written it until several days later when they initially responded.
“So, kind of weird. But this is more of a request. I’d love to see a soup recipe that would take care of a week’s vegetable requirements based on USDA recommendations.
Dark green vegetables, like broccoli, spinach, and other dark green leafy varieties: 3 cups per week or 6 half-cup servings
Orange vegetables, like sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash: 2 cups per week (4 servings)
Legumes, like pinto beans, lentils, and chickpeas: 3 cups per week (6 servings)
Starchy vegetables, like potatoes, corn, and green peas: 3 cups per week (6 servings)
Other vegetables, like tomatoes, green beans, and onions: 6.5 cups per week (13 servings.
Then I could just make one batch and portion it out for the week and be done with it.
I’ve been considering getting the new Ascent series A3500, (mostly for the soups) but would buy it immediately if there was a recipe I could make that I could just pour down my gullet every day and be done with this vegetable madness.”
Probably the funniest thing about the whole thing, is that I don’t even know exactly where I got those numbers from, since they don’t exactly match MyPlate USDA recommendations. But somehow I doubt that the USDA would overly quibble over the inclusion of more dark greens, and the “other” vegetables category is pretty nebulous.
And here’s their final response, with recipe. And yes, I ordered the blender, a deal is a deal, and that sort of customer service is awesome (and it turns out referring people could get me rewards, who knew?). This will of course be the first thing I make, and then I will play with it from there. But I am super excited. I am on vacation for the next two weeks and should get my blender before the end of this week which should give me plenty of time to experiment. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to try to eat actual vegetables, but considering how many misses versus hits, this seems like a sensible addition. I will make sure that I am getting as much vegetables as I am supposed to…kind of like a real foods health supplement, and then any extra veggies I eat will just be gravy.
Stats: Week May 27 – June 2, 2017