Hatch the perfect Easter celebration with Vitamix®
If you’re looking to create a special occasion for your family’s Easter celebration, Vitamix has the ideal recipe suggestions for making the most of the bank holiday. 01/04/2015
If you’re looking to create a special occasion for your family’s Easter celebration, Vitamix has the ideal recipe suggestions for making the most of the bank holiday. With the arrival of spring and a new season of produce missed throughout the winter, the possibilities for creating fresh, flavourful and seasonal dishes are on the up! Try some new season asparagus with avocado based hollandaise sauce, fresh mint sauce with lamb and a treat of carrot muffins.
For the perfect blend of treating your body whilst treating yourself to some delicious Easter meals, take inspiration from these recipes made using a high performance blender from Vitamix. What’s more, as the blenders in the Vitamix range are so easy to clean, you won’t be stuck in the kitchen washing up. Simply half fill with warm water and blend with a drop of washing up liquid, then rinse.
Classic English Mint Sauce:
Prep Time: 5 min Run Time: pulse + 35 seconds Yield: 150 ml
- 1 Tablespoon warm water
- 80 ml white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons caster sugar
- 40 g mint leaves
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 1.2-litre Container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Turn the dial to pulse and quickly release. Continue to pulse an additional 4 times.
- Turn the dial to 1 and slowly increase speed to 10.
- Blend for 35 seconds or until desired consistency is reached, using tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Total Time: 12 min Yield: 480 ml
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 very ripe medium Hass avocado, peeled, pitted and quartered
- 240 ml (1 cup) hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 Tablespoons (60 ml) vegetable oil
- Place lemon juice, avocado, hot water, salt, and ground black pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute.
- Reduce speed to Variable 8 and remove lid plug. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil. Replace lid plug.
- Blend for an additional 15 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Carrot and Raisin Muffins:
Total Time: 36 min Yield: 12 muffins
- 265 g self-raising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 100 g raisins
- 100 g carrot pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 150 g caster sugar
- 150 ml light olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper.
- Place flour, bicarbonate of soda, and spices in a medium-size mixing bowl and stir lightly. Set aside.
- Place carrots into the Vitamix container and secure lid. Select variable 1.
- Turn machine on and increase the speed to Variable 6.
- Blend for 6-7 seconds until very finely chopped. Stop machine and remove lid.
- Add eggs, sugar and oil to the carrots in the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn the machine on and increase speed to Variable 5.
- Blend for 30 seconds until thick and creamy.
- Pour carrot mixture into flour mixture with raisins and fold to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then serve.
These can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 1 month.
All Vitamix high-performance blenders come with a seven-year guarantee and are available from John Lewis, Fenwicks, Harrods, Selfridges, Lakeland and on www.vitamix.co.uk. For more information on Vitamix® visit our website.
Vita-Mix® Corporation (“Vitamix”) is a privately held family-owned and -operated company founded in 1921 that manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. A recognized leader in marketing and product innovation, Vitamix founder William G. “Papa” Barnard created one of the first infomercials in 1949 to demonstrate how the Vitamix blender could help people improve their health with whole foods, and the company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement. Vitamix, whose products are known worldwide for their performance, durability, and reliability, continues to win awards for product innovation and is a recipient of the president’s prestigious “E” Award for Exports. Headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, 19 miles from Cleveland, Vitamix products are manufactured in Northeast Ohio and sold in approximately 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vitamix.co.uk.