So remember when I said I was getting a package?? Well… it was EXACTLY what I was hoping for!!
Yes, that’s right, I’m now the proud owner of a Vita-Mix!!!!!! I was literally jumping up and down when I saw this!!! So I ran home from work (and stopped into Ellwood Thompson to get some Guar Gum) because I knew that the very first thing I wanted to make was Heather’s famous Protein Ice Cream. I’ve seriously been dreaming of the day I could make this ice cream. (I tried it in the food processor and the magic bullet, but it just wasn’t the same.) I made sure I had all the ingredients and I got to work!
Look at that delicious creaminess! You’d never know there was ice in there. The vita-mix really took care of things! I had it with a little bit of almond butter and it was simply divine!!! I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. I can’t believe a huge bowl of this stuff is ~200 calories, and full of protein! So excited!!
After that, I decided I needed to make something for lunch tomorrow. So I flipped through the super awesome recipe book that came with the Vita-Mix and was inspired by one of the soup recipes. In the end, I just kind of threw things in the blender… Here is the basic recipe:
My Basic Vita-Mix Vegetable Soup
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 1/2 cups baby carrots
- 1 large can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups cooked couscous
- garlic salt
- crushed red peppers
- chili powder
- black pepper
I have no idea how much I used of each spice. I just kept throwing things in and tasting :) In the end, it turned out great, and it made TONS of soup. I’ll be freezing most of it, but I did save some out for my lunch tomorrow. I can’t wait!
That’s my soup, simmering on the stove :)
So now, I must ask, what is YOUR favorite Vita-Mix/Blender recipe? (Bonus points if it’s Vegan!)
I can’t wait to try your suggestions!