I recently had my first experience with a Vitamix. We had a girl’s weekend up at a friend’s house, and in the evening before bed, our host was telling us that she was going to make “yummy smoothies” for breakfast the next morning. I wrinkled my nose—I’m a bacon and eggs type of girl, and a smoothie wasn’t going to cut it. Needless to say, I woke up the next morning with a good (polite) attitude, but looked on with apprehension as out host put items like kale, chia seeds, spinach and carrots into her Vitamix. My first thought was, “How am I going to drink that?” while my second thought was, “How is that mixer going to puree a WHOLE carrot?” Boy was I [Read more…] about Vitamix Ups the Ante PLUS! An Easy, Protien Packed, Smoothie Recipe
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I make a smoothie in my Vitamix every morning–it’s an easy way to get in all my fruits and veggies. And though I don’t mind the taste of kale, spinach and chard, sometimes it gets a little old. (But I would never think of NOT adding them!) That’s what I love about this smoothie–you get the creaminess of the mango, a mouthful of tropical, and although it has the greens, they don’t overpower it. So, when you [Read more…] about Delish Dish: Tropical Smoothie
Yes, you read that right. “veggie ice cream.” After the kiddos and I were entranced by watching a Vitamix road show guru make veggie ice cream at our local Costco, we decided to come home and make our own. Yes, you read right again. The KIDS wanted to make veggie ice cream. It was THAT good. So I tinkered and added and mixed, and came up with the following recipe, to which my daughter said with delight, “This tastes better than REAL mint chip ice cream.” That’s one for the record books.
Makes approximately one half gallon.
Ingredients: [Read more…] about Veggie Mint Chip Ice Cream
Recently, my friend Gretchen had a few of us girls and the kids over for a late afternoon play date. Amongst drinks, appetizers and laughs, she asked if we were ready to eat. Not knowing that we adults were going to be the benefactor of one of Gretchen’s fabulous meals, I quickly nodded, “Yes!” She went to the kitchen and started to ladle up some soup–and when I say “some soup,” I should say “beautiful, glorious, divine soup,” because indeed, that’s what it was. Taken from the website Cookie and Kate, this soup is pure heaven. Throw all the ingredients into your Vitamix, and you have a one “pot” meal. Easy, breezy, DELICIOUS! [Read more…] about Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup
I love myself some pesto, but I hate the feeling in my stomach after I eat it. Laden with oil, it makes me feel like I just devoured a extra large tub of movie theater popcorn. But pesto is so easy to make, and so versatile, that I found myself on a quest for a healthy version. And I found one! Replacing the oil (most recipes call for at least a half a cup) with water, then adding a whole zucchini (thank you Vitamix for making it easy!), pesto gets a whole new, light, twist! [Read more…] about Delish Dish: Healthy, Fresh Pesto