I couldn’t wait to try out the Vita-Mix 5200, so I whipped up my first smoothie with it a few minutes ago. While I didn’t follow any particular recipe for this smoothie, it turned out fine…
The ingredients: 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of flax seed, a large handful of kale, a large handful of romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, and a 1/2 cup of frozen blackberries.
After loading all of the ingredients into the container, I snapped on the lid, mounted it on the base, and flipped the on switch. Vita-Mix recommends that you always begin blending on the “Variable” setting before bumping things up to “High”. After about 45 seconds of blending, I shut the 5200 down.
While it didn’t turn out to be half as good looking as those pretty, bright green concoctions you see — it wasn’t too bad. As far as flavor goes, I wouldn’t drink it for fun but it didn’t taste horrible by any means (and I had no trouble at all getting it down).
Performance of the Vita-Mix 5200? It passed the initial test with flying colors and blended all ingredients quickly and easily. About the only thing I’m not in love with at this point is the noise — this blender is a bit on the loud side!