Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Month with My Vitamix

On August 1st I began a journey with my new Vitamix. I'm so excited to share with everyone all the things I'm making, as well as my health journey.

Day 1 - Blender Waffles : These Delicious waffles use entire whole wheat berries, which are soaked overnight right in your Vitamix container. The next morning, you add your egg and leavening, and Voila! Delicious, healthy waffles.

Day 2- Smoothies : These are easy, on the goal snacks or meal replacements. Simply toss in your favorite fruit, some milk or yogurt, and a little honey for added sweetness. Some people like to add additional ice, but I prefer mine without it. Blend until smoothe. This is a great way to get plenty fruits (and even veggies) into your diet quickly and easily.

Day 3 - Fresh Almond Butter - Wow! This was amazing. One of the things I've wanted to do with my Vitamix since receving it was to make fresh nut butter. Well, Day 3 I did just that. I poured in some raw almonds, along with just a touch of olive oil since the particular almonds I had seemed a bit dry. I also added a hint of honey to up the sweetness enough to make it palatable to my sweet-toothed little boy. This stuff was so good! My husband loved the "fresh warmth" of it right out of the Vitamix and didn't even spread it on any bread. My son enjoyed his on fresh celery stalks. So, far, this is the most impressive task I've done in my Vitamix. Yay!

Day 4 - Cherry Ice Cream - This was a wonderful, cool desert at the end of a hot day! I used fresh cherries, cold raw milk, and a little maple syrup. So good!

Day 5 - While I've thoroughly enjoyed making yummy treats this far with my Vitamix, one of the main reasons I purchased it was to get more fruits and veggies into my diet. So, today I plan to use my Vitamix for something other than a sweet treat. For lunch, I plan to make a juice with fruits and veggies. I'll let you know what I turn out.

Day 6 - Ground wheat berries into fresh flour to feed my sourdough starter. So excited. Once it's ready, I will be making some sourdough foods!

Day 7 - Well, I am going to be honest. Today was a bust! I was busy working on a kitchen renovation and didn't use my Vitamix at all today. Hopefully, I'll be back at it tomorrow.

Day 8 - Wheatgrass smoothie. Wow! Amazing! I followed the recipe that came with my Vitamix, and it was actually reall good! Truly amazed this machine can handle the wheatgrass.

Day 9 - Blender Playdough (see post)

Day 10 - Peach Ice Cream!

Day 11 - Green Juice

Day 12 - Tahini

Day 13 - Banana/Yogurt/Honey Smoothies

Day 14 - Freshly Ground Rye Flour

Day 15 - Sourdough Biscuit Dough

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