About a week ago I finally took the plunge, and bought a Vitamix! For a long time I was a die hard juicer, but between my apartment’s teeny tiny kitchen, and some encouraging from friends, the Vitamix has replaced my beloved juicer. So far so good, I’m loving the versatility of this super power blender, and it’s literally cut my food preparation in half! There are a few recipes so far that have completely made me a Vitamix convert.
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 4-5 cups filtered water (depending how creamy you want the drink to be)
- 5 medjool dates (soaked and pitted)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla or vanilla bean
Step 1: Place all ingredients in Vitamix, blend at 5-6 for about 3 mins or until creamy.
Inspired by Live Food Bar’s cashew milk.
Cashews are extremely high in magnesium. Insufficient magnesium intake can contribute to high blood pressure, muscle spasms (including spasms of the heart muscle or the spasms of the airways symptomatic of asthma), and migraine headaches, as well as muscle cramps, tension, soreness and fatigue. Given these effects, it is not surprising that studies have shown magnesium helps reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, lowers blood pressure, helps prevent heart attacks, promotes normal sleep patterns in women suffering from menopausal sleep disturbances, and reduces the severity of asthma. Just a quarter-cup of cashews provides 25% of the daily value for magnesium. So drink up! [Source]
The other major feature about the Vitamix is how easy it is to make soups! You can literally throw the ingredients into the blender, turn it on high, and create tasty soups that come out piping hot, and ready to serve. I’ve made at least 4 different soups in the past few weeks, but this recipe was one of my favs.
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 3 cups frozen shelled edamame
- 1 lb. broccoli, trimmed, stems and florets chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
Step 1: Wash and loosely chopping all veggies. Throw all ingredients into blender and blend on high for about 5mins or until you see steam rising
Recipe from Vegetarian Times Magazine.