Spring Recipes

With the polar vortex behind us, Mother Nature once again graces us with warm weather and sweet, colorful produce. Bury your snow boots for the year, lace up your running shoes, and enjoy these (mostly) healthy, energizing treats.

All-Fruit Smoothies

Basic Fruit Smoothie

Basic Fruit Smoothie

With just three simple ingredients, this thick and creamy smoothie is a great way to join the smoothie revolution.

Just Peachy Smoothie

Just Peachy Smoothie

Grapes and blueberries beautifully complement the peachy sweetness of this all-fruit smoothie.

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

There is more than meets the eye with this pink blend of red grapes, strawberries and banana. Makes a lovely, fat-free dessert or afterschool snack.

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

Red and green grapes blend with frozen strawberries to create this lovely pink smoothie with fresh fruit flavor.

Energy Snacks

Gold Medal Smoothie

Gold Medal Smoothie

Keeping you energized and alert throughout the day, the Gold Medal Smoothie lives up to its name.

Granola Cheese Balls

Granola Cheese Balls

Delicious by itself or spread on a bagel. You can also make this recipe dairy-free with soy cream cheese.

Vitamix Granola Bars

Vitamix Granola Bars

These sweet and crunchy whole-grain bars are a great make-ahead snack that you can take on the go, or pack in kids' lunches.

Peanut Cashew Butter

Peanut Cashew Butter

A mixed nut butter of peanuts and cashews that adds a unique flavor to sandwiches, sauces, and fondues.

Fresh Fruit Dips

Almond Butter

Almond Butter

A hearty spread made with raw, roasted, or salted almonds that also works as a fruit dip.

Vanilla Custard Sauce

Vanilla Custard Sauce

This basic dessert sauce is perfect on fruit, topping cake, or included in your favorite trifle recipe.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

A luxurious mix of chocolate and hazelnuts to complement crêpes, pretzels, and sweet strawberries.

White Chocolate "Cheesecake" Fondue

White Chocolate "Cheesecake" Fondue

A fun way to enjoy all the flavor of cheesecake without the prep time. Serve with graham crackers or your favorite fruit dippers.

Salad Dressings

Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette

A simple pantry recipe, this dressing can be thrown together at the last minute for dinner in a pinch.

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

A classic dressing with tangy flavors and creamy consistency made without preservatives.

Dish D'Lish Cranberry Vinaigrette

Dish D'Lish Cranberry Vinaigrette

Chef Kathy Casey’s tangy cranberry vinaigrette, served with her signature salad at her Dish D’Lish Cafés.

Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

A tart and tangy dressing or chicken marinade with pleasant cheese overtones.