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08-07-2007, 11:10 AM
I have a high power blender that I use everyday at home.
I'm contemplating indulging myself and getting a 2nd one to keep at work.
Have any of you done this? If so, are you glad you did, or do you have regrets?
My ambivalence lies in the expense, especially as the cost of of a high power blender is nearly equivalent to the gross annual income of some people living in 3rd world countries.
Any thoughts on the matter would be much appreciated!
With love and gratitude.
08-07-2007, 11:21 AM
I have also been thinking about getting a blender for work. I want it there for the convenience of making smoothies after I arrive at work in the morning and anytime I want during the day.:) :p
08-07-2007, 08:20 PM
FWIW, I love having a work blender. I also keep a citrus juicer, knife and cutting board and one large pitcher at the office.
For me, the $400.00 price tag is easily justified for the convenience of blended raw meals (mostly fruit smoothies and lettuce smoothies).
Be careful though what your co-workers might think. Those
blenders can be loud when using frozen fruit. Hopefully, you have an isolated kitchen area or tolerable coworkers.
And, be sure to watch the faces of your coworkers when they see
you blending lettuce/banana or banana/celery smoothies :-)
08-07-2007, 09:00 PM
I'd say go for it, if it would be "allowed" - why not.
As for the expense. What's the cost of health going for these days? When folks make comments about how expensive this "diet" must be, I throw it back at them that it's a lot cheaper then doctor visits, medications, etc. One has to weigh it out. To me it's a lot, lot, lot cheaper then being on meds and the monthly/bi-monthly doctor trips!
How about an inexpensive blender or smoothie maker? My raw friend & I share one at work. She bought that but I have a juicer at home. I bring juice and we make smoothies. A cheap blender will blend frozen fruit, including bananas.
08-07-2007, 10:29 PM
Just out of interest, what would you do if a coworker asked to use it? What if they made smoothies with milk or soya milk?
08-07-2007, 11:23 PM
My boss brought one in for us! I love having it there. I make two smoothies a day with it. Totally worth it.
08-07-2007, 11:27 PM
Thank you all for your responses. I knew I could count on you to help me think about this from different angles.
Fiddler- Thank you. I suspected that a blender at work would be a valuable resource. I appreciate your confirming my suspicions on this. Fortunately, there's a separate break room area with a sink where I could use it without disturbing anyone.
VeganForLife- I agree with you 100% on the cost of health these days. I wish insurance companies would be more user friendly. For over $1000.00/month health insurance (my employer pays for most of it, although this is likely to change), I wish it would cover preventative health measures, though. (I haven't needed to go to a doctor for over a decade- Thank God. I don't have much faith in the medical profession as I've seen too many people with MORE problems after going to the doctor/having what should be minor procedures done.
I'm really not worried about what other people think. Part of the expense concern is that I also just bought my mother an expensive blender as a Christmas gift. (I'll be giving it to her any day, however. Even though she's not a raw foodist, I still figure it's an investment in her health, and she likes green smoothies!)
You're right, though. I should take the plunge and get a second one. (Sorry for the little rant about the medical field:o )
Ang- Thanks for the idea. I may do that for now, or I may blend smoothies before work to take with me until I get a more expensive one at work.
Queen Bean- (I love your user name!) If someone were to ask to borrow my precious blender, I would apologetically tell them sorry, I'm afraid not. (Plus, I believe someone else has a mass market blender in the break room that they likely wouldn't mind if it was borrowed.) Even though their dietary preferences are vastly different than mine, my co-workers graciously accept me for who I am, never give me a hard time for being different and, if anything, express interest in learning more about my lifestyle. (I haven't committed to telling them I'm a raw foodist, yet, although they know I aspire to veganhood, focusing on eating raw foods.)
GoingtoRaw- Good luck with whatever you decide to do about the second blender issue. Please keep us posted!:)
Thank you once again for all the great feedback/ideas. I think I probably will get a second blender- As VFL said, it really is an investment in health. (I'll probably wait a bit, though, until the timing is a little better for me, financially. Maybe I'll get one for MYSELF as a Christmas gift, too!:D
May you all have a wonderful day!
With Love and Gratitude.
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