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Today, Jane Marie reviews the Living Well Health Master for us. Instructions to enter our giveaway follows her review, so read up and get ready to enter to win Montel Williams’ favorite kitchen appliance! Here’s what Jane Marie has to say:
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m overwhelmed with new kitchen gadgets that come out. I like to get in my routine and do things the way I always have, thus staying in my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I like experimenting with new machines, but then I usually fall back into my routine of 40 years.
I was unsure when I was asked to review the Living Well Health Master. It’s more than a blender and was a little scary at first. But it quickly became my new toy. After the first try, I was eager to see what I could make next.
The Health Master is a powerful food and vegetable emulsifier that can replace your food processor and your blender. It pulverizes and liquefies in minutes, sometimes seconds. With a 2 horse power motor that works at 1100 watts, you won’t believe the power. I must say, be prepared for a little noise. At high speed, I almost felt the need for ear plugs. I suppose that depends on the size of your kitchen (mine seems to have quite an echo factor.)
The best part is that you can put in whole fruits and vegetables, and it literally gobbles them up. What can you make? Anything from smoothies and power drinks, to soups and sauces, to desserts and ice cream. With the Health Master there’s no cooking involved when making the soups. Just toss in some vegetables and broth, turn it on and in 7-8 minutes, you have hot soup – ready to eat. The centrifugal force is so powerful that it cooks it while it is spinning!
But here’s the real mystery for me – the Health Master makes ice cream the same way. Just throw in some fruit, milk, and ice and turn it on until blended, and out comes cold and creamy ice cream!
Here’s a recipe that comes in one of the cookbooks that is included:
1/4 cup espresso
1 cup sugar (organic)
1 1/2 cup half and half
3 cups ice cubes
Add all ingredients, secure lid, turn the speed to low. Turn on the machine, and increase to high until blended. (only took seconds)
Serve or place in freezer.
That’s it! Isn’t that amazing?
I made the leek and potato soup, and my husband loved it. I literally just dumped in cubed red potatoes and chopped leeks, added water and bouillon cubes and 1/4 cup of milk, turned it on and in 8 minutes had hot soup ready to serve.
The only downfall I can find in this unit is the fact that it has two safety features which can be difficult to use; one is that the pitcher has to be locked in place (which is not real a problem) but the lid also has to be locked in order for the power to come on. The lid is very tight, and it took quite a bit of strength to get it in place. That may get easier with use, I’m not sure, because I have only had mine for a month. Once it was properly in place, everything worked just fine.
I can’t wait to try the recipes for wild rice salad, raspberry vinaigrette dressing, guacamole, hummus, and salsa. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, this is one great machine that is not only fun but makes healthy and nutritious meals in minutes. And in today’s busy world that’s a real plus! The Living Well Health Master is Montel Williams’ favorite kitchen appliance and now it’s mine, too.
Ready to enter to win your own Living Well Health Master? ($199.98 retail.) We have one to give away to one of you! Note: Winner MUST live in the continental U.S!
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit the Living Well Health Master Site and tell me something you liked or learned about the unit. (You may enter once a day.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
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