For those of you that think a Vita-Mix blender is too expensive, let me tell you a little story about my husband…or Mr. Thrifty as I sometimes like to call him. Back when we started dating, I had just received a Vita-Mix for Christmas from my Mom. Chris thought the $450.00 price tag was a bit ridiculous, but I had wanted a high powered blender for quite some time. My KitchenAid model was not powerful enough for my raw recipes. We began experimenting, and once Chris mastered his Vita-Mix ice-cream, he never again questioned the cost. In fact, I believe the words out of his mouth were, “If this thing ever breaks, I’m showing up at Vita-Mix headquarters with $500 cash in hand.” I’m telling ya, once you go Vita-Mix, you’ll never go back!
Here is quick demo of just what this amazing machine can do.
Homemade almond butter?!? Yes, it’s that easy. I have to give Chris credit for this recipe – check out our finished product…
Some of my other favorite Vita-Mix blends:
- 1/4 cup vanilla hemp milk
- 5-6 frozen cubes coconut milk
- 1/2 avocado, pitted & peeled
- sweetener to taste
- Top with unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted is best. 🙂
Cashew Cheeze Sauce (Adapted from Country Life Cookbook)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cashew pieces
- 1 TBSP tahini
- 3 TBSP nutritional yeast
- 2 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- pinch cayenne
- pinch turmeric
- Pour on everything.
Still not convinced? OK, I know, it’s a lot of money, but check out this deal over at www.vitamix.com. You can’t beat that! If you still don’t think you can swing it…well, it’s not too late to talk to Santa. Maybe he’ll hook you up 🙂
What is your favorite recipe, blenda-style?
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