I have owned a number of blenders in the past. I recently purchased a Vitamix blender and quickly began to experiment in creating new smoothie, soup and dessert recipes. My original plan was to title this book Vitamix Blender Recipes. I contacted the Vita-mix corporation and found that they do not allow the use of their brand names in the titles of books, which is why I went with the more generic title. Every recipe in this book has been tested and tasted with a Vitamix blender. Most of the recipes will work fine with other blender brands.