Sunday, May 10, 2009

I love my Vitamix !!!

This is the model of vitamix I have. There are newer models with speed control dials on them, but this suits us just fine.

My father in law got us a vitamix a few years ago. We thought he was crazy to spend so much money on a "blender". Its not just a blender, it's so much more! You can make soups and all in it, and it heats them too. We love it.

Super heathy, better than a juicer too because it grinds up the fruits and veggie pulps to a smooth liquid, that you get the whole food in your soup/drink. if you want to see what all it does, they have a video on their site and recipes etc.

Here is a recipe I got from the vita mix group I am in.

Black Bean Soup

3 cups Chicken or vegetable stock
28 ounce Can of black beans (1/2 reserved)
30 ounce Can of chickpeas (1/2 reserved)
1/2 cup onion, cooked
3 cloves Garlic, roasted
3 T lime juice
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded
1/4 cup red pepper, diced (reserved)
1/4 cup green pepper, diced (reserved)
1/4 cup yellow pepper, diced (reserved)
1/4 cup scallions, chopped (reserved)
1 t cumin
2 t chilli powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in container in order listed.
Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1.
Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH.
Run for 6 to 7 minutes.
Reduce speed to VARIABLE, speed #4.
Add reserved ingredients.
Run for additional 10 seconds.
Serve immediately.
Yield: 7 1/2 cups (1.8 L)
Note: If you look behind the bar in restaurants, most have the vitamix back there!


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