Thursday, August 1, 2013

Vitamix - My new tool

A few weeks back I got a Vitamix at an estate sale for a really, really good price.  Since then I have been experimenting with it and have found a new favorite smoothie recipe called Mango Delight. It's quick to fix and tastes wonderful.  The consistency is like a thick milk shake and it stays thick!  I have a severe allergy (think anaphylactic shock) to any fresh fruit with a pit, like peaches, nectarines, cherries, etc.  So I am limited as to what I can eat.  This brings a little variety into my diet.

The recipe itself only has fresh fruit and ice cubes, that's it.  No sugar, yogurt, powder or anything else.  When I made them today I took pictures of the process and I thought I would share them with you.

You can see that I have added the fruit to the Vitamix.  Here you see 2 small oranges, 3 overripe bananas, 1/2 mango & 1 apple that has been seeded.

I've added about 2 cups of ice cubes here

I turned it on and 2 minutes later, here's the result.

A quick peek at the top of the pitcher.  The color is a little off here, it wasn't really that yellow.

Cleanup is so easy, I've added hot water and some dish detergent.

After about 20 seconds here's what you see.  All I had to do from this point is to rinse everything out and let it dry on the counter.  Easy peasy!
I've been doing some research and it will also knead dough, so I'll be trying that out this winter.  I love this machine!

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