Posts tagged Vitamix
Posts tagged Vitamix
I’m going green! With my morning shakes anyway. Tuscan kale, cucumber, banana, pineapple, carrot, orange, almonds, dates, mint, orange juice, honey. Delicious!
So what did I do with the rest of the coconut cream (almost the whole can)? Make popsicles! My first attempt, so I didn’t use a recipe, of course. Blended coconut cream, pineapple chunks, a squeeze of honey and 1/4 tsp vanilla (the only thing I measured only because I used a measuring spoon) in my Vitamix. Transferred to a big ice cube tray and shot glasses, added Popsicle sticks and ready to go in the freezer! Stay tuned for how they turned out…
I’ve been making green juices with farmers market goodies in my Vitamix. This one is kale, cucumber, carrot, orange, pineapple, cantaloupe and almond milk. I tend to pack in as many things as I can, I need to restrain more! Anyway, it’s yummy. The cucumber is key and makes it refreshing and you really don’t taste the kale. I really like the Japanese cucumbers, fewer seeds and you don’t have to peel them. Cheers!
It emulsified beautifully in the Vitamix (one of the many reasons I love that machine). Look at the creamy texture! I tried it out on my salad for lunch today and it was scrumptious.
Today’s adventures are in the kitchen as I prepare for our first dinner guests in our new home. This is a roasted garlic vinaigrette, inspired by the delicious vinaigrette on the kale salad at Tender Greens. I roasted heirloom garlic from the farmers market in olive oil, salt and pepper a few days ago. Today it went in my Vitamix with a bit more olive oil, lemon juice, white vinegar (I wanted to use apple cider vinegar but didn’t have any), a small squeeze of honey, salt, and pepper. Sorry I don’t have better measurements, I am terrible at following recipes and noting them. Anyway, after a quick blast in the Vitamix (and adding a small amount of water to thin it), this is what emerged. It is delicious!
We can’t live without our Vitamix! So glad we brought it in the car with us. We missed our daily smoothies. This morning is almonds, carrot, pineapple, banana, strawberry, orange juice, and honey. Needed this to power us through our grueling morning of apt hunting. We are getting close!
Don’t laugh at me. We brought our Vitamix with us in the car. This morning, I did a demo and made a smoothie for our friends Julia and Neil for breakfast to fuel up for our hike. Almonds, an orange, bananas, blueberries, orange juice = yum!
I had a quart of yoghurt in the fridge that was about expire so I decided to try making frozen yoghurt. Into my Vitamix went the yoghurt (2% Fage), a bunch of frozen strawberries and a generous squeeze of honey. I used the tamper to help incorporate the strawberries and within seconds I had a soft frozen yoghurt consistency. Sure, it was a bit meltier than I wanted, but once I topped with my favorite dark chocolate chips from Whole Foods, it didn’t matter.
I put the rest in the freezer, so we’ll see how that turns out. Hoping that all the air that was incorporated by the mixer will result in a frozen yoghurt texture, but I very well may end up with a frozen block of strawberry-yoghurt! Will let you know.
So, I made ramp pesto the other night, using all the lovely ramps I got at the Union Sq Farmer’s Market. I had lovingly washed, cleaned and dried 2 bunches and promptly forgot about them in my crisper, but thanks to the Debbie Meyer Green Bags, they lasted a good 2 weeks! Seriously, those green bags really work.
Anyway, I wanted to use the ramps before I really ran out of luck and they rotted away. I decided to make a pesto, a lovely to preserve the pungent rampy flavor and make it last for many, many dishes.
Into the Vitamix went the ramps, olive oil, salt and pepper. In seconds, I had a lovely kelly green ramp pesto. It’s amazing how much the flavor intensifies! Super garlicky - use sparingly - but absolutely delicious.
I plan to use it on many upcoming meals. So far, I’ve used it to amp up my creamy tomato soup, but I think it would be lovely on top of pizza too. Stay tuned for how I use my ramp pesto.
Sunday Morning Energy shake: almond milk, frozen banana, homemade almond butter, a squeeze of local honey, iced coffee. Quite delicious! Nice hint of coffee to help get the day started.