We sat down for a chat with leading Dietician and Vitamix Ambassador Dr Joanna McMillan to find out about the new Vitamix S30 and why we need it in our lives!
TVSN: How long have you been with Vitamix?
Dr Jo: I’ve been working with Vitamix for a little over a year now and I have to say that they’re fantastic to work with, and it’s a no brainer for me as our philosophies are so nicely aligned.
What do you love most about the Vitamix?
What I love most about the Vitamix S30 is just how versatile it is. This really does take personal blending to a whole new level. I also love that I’m getting a high performance blender in a compact size. That means that I can easily make my smoothies to go, I can make things just for one or in really small sizes.
How often do you use your Vitamix?
I honestly use my Vitamix every single day. Whether its to whip up a quick smoothie, I make soups for my lunch, I make salad dressings, nut butters and I make frozen desserts for the kids. I honestly do use this everyday.
Can you use the Vitamix for more than just juicing?
Yes! It makes hot soups, nut butters, you can make your salad dressings, frozen desserts, whole food smoothies, your sauces, there are just so many different things you can do all at home and it’s just so incredibly versatile.
What are the benefits of having a Vitamix?
The benefits of the Vitamix S-30 are that you are getting a compact, high-performance machine. It takes personal blending to a whole new level. And unlike other blenders it comes with a 7 year warranty.
What are your best tips and tricks for first time users?
For first time users of the Vitamix I suggest starting with your classic smoothies because that’s the easiest way to really become familiar with the machine. But honestly its very, very easy to use and you’ll soon find out you’re making nut butters, frozen desserts and soups without another thought.
What is your favourite thing to make with your Vitamix?
My favourite thing to make in the Vitamix is probably my smoothies because I make them most often, but a close call is my salad dressings because I put loads of antioxidant rich, fresh herbs into the salad dressings and it turns a pretty ordinary salad into an amazing one.
What are you most excited about with the new model?
With the Vitamix S30 what I’m most excited about are the to-go capabilities. My partner for example goes to the gym and buys those expensive protein shakes and now with this he can make it easily at home and take it to the gym.