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My Vitamix 30

WEEK 1: START SIMPLE

Blending for Beginners

We’ve been making blenders for nearly 100 years, and no matter how food trends change, smoothies are still by far our most popular recipes. And it’s no wonder why – they’re easy to make, take about two minutes start to finish, and are incredibly versatile. Pick a recipe to start with below, and get ready to enjoy the smoothest homemade smoothie you’ve ever tasted.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of smoothies and frozen drinks, give non-dairy milks a try. It’s not only more cost effective to make most non-dairy milks at home, you get to control what goes into them. That means skipping additives like thickeners and preservatives and limiting the sugar content.

Featured Eats

This week we’re starting with a few basic blends. Learn a little more about the types of recipes we’re featuring, then try a few yourself.

 

A blender loaded with spinach, pineapple and ice

Vitamix Tip: Loading Your Container

Placing heavier, frozen items on top of lighter ingredients helps weigh them down and gets the blend moving faster. This can also help prevent the blend from stalling.

Recommended Recipes

Start with a recipe or two each day, then try personalizing the flavor and texture of your favorites by substituting different fruits, nuts, or the amount of liquid you use.

Smoothies

Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries blend with low-fat yogurt to create this sweet smoothie with a beautiful lavender hue.

This delicious blend of sweet fruits and fresh spinach is a great starter recipe for someone who is new to green smoothies.

Kids love the delightful purplish color of this refreshing snack! Just add ice to turn it into a delicious sorbet.

Frozen mango chunks round out the citrus notes of fresh pineapple, orange, and lemon in this tropical treat.

Frozen Drinks

A frozen blend of espresso with caramel and chocolate brings the taste of the coffee shop right to your kitchen.

Tired of the traditional margarita? Try this refreshing take on that popular Mexican drink instead!

You have never tasted a margarita until you have made one with whole fruit.

This chocolate-mint-mocha shake is fun for holiday entertaining. Garnish with a candy cane for added color and flare.

Dairy-Free Milk

Homemade almond milk is free of preservatives and can be used for cooking, baking, pouring over cereal, or adding to coffee.

With just two ingredients, you can have coconut milk for soups, smoothies, and baking.

Oat Milk is a delicious and creamy, nut-free alternative to traditional plant-based milks.

This homemade soy milk is a tasty alternative to dairy, and can be used on cereal or in baking recipes.

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