Besides preparing palatable raw foods, you can also whip up at an alarming speed: smoothies (Jamba Juice-style), extremely creamy hummus, pesto, silky soups, healthy ice creams, frozen yogurts, sauces for pastas, salsas, dips, batters, doughs... It comes with a nice-sized recipe book which is quite helpful, and once you get a feel for preparing food with this beast of a blender that breaks things down to a molecular level, your imagination can run wild with culinary possibilities. :)
They offer wet and dry blades for this blender. The dry blade is mostly for grinding flour, but I use the WonderMill for that, so I am happily a wet blade user only.
I looked for some Vita-mix recipes and found a site that might be good but charges 99 cents per recipe, which is a bummer for a freeloader like me. Vita-mix provides even more recipes on their website, which is fun.
I've experimented with many different smoothie recipes which has been enjoyable for me, but the kids... They just like to stick with our blueberry smoothie. Here's how it goes:
Katie's Blueberry Smoothie
2-3 cups kefir (a note about amazing kefir is coming soon!)
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups frozen spinach
2 Tablespoons raw honey
2 Tablespoons flax oil
I actually don't precisely measure; I'm estimating. Add water (coconut water is best) if it's too thick. If we're fighting sickness, I add 60 drops of grapefruit seed extract and elderberry elixir. It's the most unnoticeable way to sneak anything herbal and yucky-tasting into kids.
When I run out of spinach, my kids actually don't like the smoothie as much. And just how thrilling is that?!
So, all y'all Vita-mixers... Would you be so kind as to share your favorite Vita-mix recipe? I for one would be delighted to broaden my recipe repertoire. So will you? Pretty please? Leave a comment with a Vita-mix recipe for a sista in need? Thankyouverymuch.