Category Archives: Vitamix

Spinach and Berry Smoothie Recipe

I make this in my Vitamix. I usually drink at least once a week.

1 tsp. ground oatmeal
1 tsp. flax seed
2 heaping tsp. Vegan protein powder
3-4 tsp. flavored yogurt. Right now I’m using strawberry yogurt. It’s Greek.
2 handfuls of baby spinach

Fresh berries if you can find them!

I have used frozen berries in the past. I buy the bags at Target, they are less expensive than the grocery store and last twice as long.

Fill it up with OJ and make it a smoothie!

I’ll drink this when I feel a little run down and it helps me out. I also drink this before a run or when I get home from the gym.

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Hummus Recipe

My daughter creates this amazing hummus in my Vitamix. So good anytime and so easy! You know exactly what’s in it too! Get some amazing crackers or pita chips and enjoy!

1 can chickpeas, drained
2 medium cloves garlic
Dash of paprika
2 tbsp of lemon juice
3 tbsp of tahini (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil. Add more if you need to loosen up the humus.
Pinch of salt.

 

 

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Strawberry Cake

Hubby wanted a strawberry cake for his birthday. This will make either a cake or cupcakes. I took some frozen strawberries that we picked a few months ago and used my Vitamix to make them into a powder. They were a little too wet, so the cake turned out dense. Next time I will use the freeze dried strawberries from the store.

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 ounces freeze-dried strawberries
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups white sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole milk, room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with 20 cupcake liners (for mini cupcakes, line 72 mini muffin tins).

Grind strawberries into a fine powder using a coffee grinder or food processor. Whisk strawberry powder, all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract.

Stir flour mixture, alternately with the milk, into butter mixture until just incorporated. Fill lined tins with cupcake batter.

Bake in preheated oven until cupcakes spring back when gently touched with a fingertip or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes for regular cupcakes, 8 to 10 minutes for mini cupcakes.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

I just purchased a Vitamix last week and I wanted to try a recipe using it. This is from the recipe book that they sent me with my Vitamix.

They turned out really good actually! Don’t they look yummy?!

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 ripe medium bananas, peeled
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup rolled oats

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400?F, line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
Place flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir by hand to combine.
Place milk, eggs, vanilla, bananas, peanut butter, butter and sugar in the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 5.
Switch  machine to Staart and blend for 15 seconds.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix by hand to combine.
Spoon into lined muffin cups. Sprinkle oats over batter. Bake 20 minutes or unit toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. cool on wire racks.

**I use a gas oven and the normal sized muffins were completely baked in 15 minutes. The mini muffins were completely baked in 10 minutes.**

Calorie count: 150 per muffin! Total fat 2.5 g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 110mg, total carbs 29g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Protein 4 g.

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