My new blender arrived right in the middle of a goat giving birth :-) The UPS driver was quite astounded to be able to pet a newborn goat! Ha! This blender was long awaited for. I've read on my other sites how great the Vitamix performs, and have seen it during demos at Whole Foods. Talk about blender envy!!! I kind of wished I took pictures of my old blender, but as soon as I walked in with my new one I threw the old one away ASAP!! I was done with our blender contents leaking all over the place and the unit constantly shorting out. We have been using the Vitamix multiple times a day and I am still amazed at how well it works. My nut milks are now divine! I have been able to sneak in carrots, avocado and kale into smoothies and not one child has noticed. Granted they thought the color was off. I made a strawberry smoothie and they took it for chocolate :-) But there are no little bits of green or orange like my other blender would have left, giving me away before they even took one sip!
Here I put a large handful of almonds and a large handful of coconut flakes in the blender.