Posts Tagged ‘Vitamix’

Raw Carrot Avocado Soup

Raw food can be time-consuming to prepare, but it can also be made in 3 minute like this soup from last week.  And, in case my husband is reading (which is highly unlikely), I still love, love, love my VitaMix!

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After:

Raw Carrot Avocado Soup

  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 – 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • sprinkle of cayenne (to taste)
  • 1/2 in ginger
  • 1/2-1 c water (as needed to blend)

Add all ingredients and blend to smooth.  Add more water if needed.

 

 

 

 

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Getting Back on the Healthy Wagon

Breakfast:

Carrot+Spinach+Lime+Kale+ Apple + Ice. It was so good.  I’ve missed my VitaMix.  I’ve never missed an appliance before.

Hello Athletic Shoes.  Let’s get to work!

I opened the TJ Peanut Flour (thanks to Kate) and made Peanut Flour+Banana+Almond Milk+Ice ‘ice cream’ in the VitaMix.

Shared it with my little guy.

Dinner is also thanks to Kate at For the Love of Breakfast, Decentness Soup.  I’d say it was more than decent.

This was my daughter’s plate.  Not that I have anything against eating on pink pig sectioned plates, just that I need more than a kid-sized bowl of soup for dinner.

How is your week starting out?

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

aka ‘Don’t spill this on your carpet because there are mad amounts of beta-carotene and it is a potent natural color.’

Here in San Antonio we are having cooler weather.  Not cold.  Not even cool.  Cooler, as in 70 is cooler than 95.  So, I’m pretending it is fall and eating fall foods, like soup.

I modified this recipe from Raw Food, Real World. As a side note, I have yet to make a bad recipe from that book.  I just requested it from the library again and am going to copy down some more recipes.  I highly recommend this book.

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

  • 1.5 cups carrot juice (I juiced mine, but could use store-bought if not concerned about the ‘rawness’ of the dish)
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • dash of cayenne and salt to taste

Blend all ingredient (I love my vita-mix!) until creamy and smooth.

I topped with additional coconut and avocado.  Very good – I loved the nuanced flavor the ginger, coconut and cayenne added.

Anyone have a raw soup recipe to recommend?

Orange + Avocado = surprisingly good!

I’ve already marveled at the orange + broccoli combo, but I have an even more random one for you today: orange + avocado.

I saw a recipe in my VitaMix cookbook for an Orange Avocado Sorbet and was quite intrigued.  Here is my modified version:

Orange Avocado Sorbet

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • about 1in square of orange peel
  • 1/2 small lemon, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups ice

Blend in vitamix until sorbet forms.  Then eat and be amazed.

My husband could quite get past the green color, but did agree that it tasted just like an Orange Julius.  Anyone else remember getting Orange Julius in the mall?  Back in the tight-rolled jeans and scrunchie days?  I remember getting an Orange Julius and a pack of sour patch kids and walking around feeling so cool to be old enough to be at the mall with my friends and no parents.

Now I can’t imagine letting my kids go to the mall alone.  I will be the mom walking stealthily behind her kids, hoping they don’t catch me.  I’ll leave my scrunchie at home, you know, as to avoid embarrassing them and all.  🙂

Almond Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, chilled
  • 1 cup water
  • Big spoonful of almond butter
  • 1/2 c almond milk (or more water)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • handful of ice

Mix all ingredients until well blended.  So creamy and tastes especially good after a workout.

The Best Birthday Present Ever!

You know you are getting O-L-D when a blender brings giggles and joy upon opening.  Only this isn’t any blender.  This, my friend, is the most amazing blender in the whole wide world: A Vita Mix! I’ve wanted one for years, but have really started coveting the blender since going high-raw.

The Husband and I are kinda cheap, so spending a lot on a blender is a bit of a splurge.  Still, they have fantastic warranties and I’ve heard so many people talk of the amazing durability, power and longevity of their VitaMix blenders.

I’d like to say the maiden drink was a green smoothie, but that would be a lie.  The first drink to come out of the Vitamix may have included vodka.  And it was fantastic.  The next day, however, I did get to green smoothie making and was amazed at the texture of the drink coming out of the Vitamix.  No identifiable particles left – no kale to chew on after the rest of the drink was consumed.  I’ve used it every day and am giddy each time I fire it up.  I’m also a bit skeeved out when I think about my previous blender blunder and that, if I was idiotic enough to repeat it, the Vitamix would, well, not be as kind to my fingers as my last blender.

If you have a Vitamix, what is your favorite recipe?

What was one of your favorite birthday gifts?