Blender Recipes

A blender can be a tool used to transform an ingredient for use in a culinary recipe. In this section we discuss recipes that are specifically designed to be used with the aid of a high-powered blender. Some of the most popular blender recipe categories are:

  • Fruit and vegetable smoothies
  • Milkshakes
  • Soups
  • Dips and Salsas
  • Nut butters such as peanut butter
  • Alcoholic drinks such as margaritas and daiquiris
  • Salad dressings
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk makes everything better. I’m convinced that the thick and tangy texture creates more fluff and a richer flavor. The first time I made homemade buttermilk pancakes, I couldn’t fathom how the buttermilk turned my average pancake into one that I thought I should have paid top-dollar for in a restaurant. I’ve been sold ever …

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Fresh Watermelon Juice

Blue skies, sunshine, and a cold drink in your hand. Those days are just around the corner! The first official day of summer is June 21. During warm weather, lemonade is always a winner: Blueberry Basil Lemonade Cranberry Lemonade Pineapple Lemonade Strawberry Lemonade But what if you’re in the mood for something else? Maybe fresh …

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Skillet Honey Cornbread

Growing up, dinner was always a nightly family event in my home. Everyone sat down together to eat whatever homemade meal my mother had prepared. I would watch my brothers smear a pad of butter onto their triangle of cornbread. Then they would drizzle honey over the top as if it was pure candy. But …

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Orange Kale Smoothie

Do you remember those orange popsicles from childhood, the ones that had an orange layer on the outside and a creamy layer on the inside? I was craving one of those, minus the artificial colors and spoonfuls of sugar. “Could I make a smoothie that tastes kinda like that?” I thought. Why not give it …

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Homemade Tropical Fruit Leather

For all of you fruit-lovers, here’s a must-try recipe: homemade fruit leather. It’s as yummy as the fruit snacks you gobbled up as a child, minus the juice that squirted out of the center. And it’s as healthy as the fruit strips you eat as an adult–but much cheaper! First, pick your favorite tropical fruits. …

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Homemade Tomato Broth

I say “peanut butter” and you say “jelly.” I say “salt” and you say “pepper.” If I say “tortellini,” what comes to your mind? My reaction is “tomato soup.” In the summer I chopped up some beefy tomatoes and stored them in the freezer for the Winter. It’s Winter now, so I can enjoy the …

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orange flax smoothie

Orange Flax Smoothie

Citrus fruits, like oranges, provide Vitamin C and are known to boost your immune system. Flax seeds offer fiber and protein. Combine the two together for a fresh and nutty flavor–like this Orange Flax smoothie! You can use orange juice or a real orange (minus the skin and seeds) for this recipe. We always recommend …

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orange mango smoothie

Orange Mango Smoothie

Mangos have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. When fresh, they are juicy and delicious, although a bit difficult to cut. When frozen, they can be eaten right out of the bag or tossed into the blender for a smoothie. Mangos even pair well with sticky rice or stir fry. Aside …

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Pink Fruit & Veggie Smoothie

The food pyramid. It’s that triangle with cute pictures used to educate children about a healthy, balanced diet. I’m sure you can scavenge through your memories of elementary school and recall this lesson. Or maybe you noticed the diagram hanging on the wall of your doctor’s office at your recent visit.  What does the food …

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tropical beet smoothie

Tropical Beet Smoothie

It’s official: the most beautiful pink in the entire world is the color of a red beet smoothie. Well, at least that’s my opinion.  Beets are root vegetables that are loaded with nutrients: fiber, iron, potassium, manganese, vitamin B9, and vitamin C. And the can be eaten raw, which is beneficial for those of us …

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Apple Betty

It’s tough to find fresh fruit in the Winter that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, or that doesn’t travel halfway around the world to arrive in my local grocery store. So we mainly eat apples, bananas, and oranges. And last week I seemed to have apples overflowing my fruit basket–gala, granny smith, yellow …

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Kefir Key Lime Smoothie

I don’t usually cook with limes, but I had a few left in the fridge. (I used the lime rinds to make homemade limecello instead of limoncello…which was amazing!) And I’m running low on fresh fruits and vegetables because I’ll venture on my weekly grocery trip tomorrow. So, what could I whip up with limes? …

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Creamy Orange Smoothie

I love when fresh citrus fruits are shipped in from the south during the winter. Bright oranges, vibrant lemons, bulging grapefruits, and fluorescent limes bring a pop of flavor to the plain winter hues. Did I mention the outrageous benefits of citrus fruits? Citrus fruits are packed with many vitamins and minerals, but especially with …

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Italian Crescent Cookies

Grandmothers are special, and my memories brim with fondness for my grandma — especially in the kitchen! She was 100% Sicilian, which means she made oodles of homemade noodles and left them to dry on every possible surface of her kitchen. She would simmer a pot of homemade tomato sauce on the stove all afternoon. …

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Egg, Bacon, and Veggie Cupcakes

I could stuff my face on an entire plate of bacon, but thankfully my sense of moral judgement encourages self-control. Instead of being a bacon hog, I incorporate bacon into other meals. It offers incredible flavor and can completely transform a dish. The best part of this egg, bacon, and veggie recipe is that it’s …

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Clean Caesar Salad Dressing

Salad. It can be an incredibly boring bowl of lettuce, or a dish bursting with colorful add-ins, intense flavors, and satisfying ingredients. What morphs a boring bowl of lettuce into a satisfying meal? One of the key factors is a palatable salad dressing. If you’re a fan of creamy dressings, you’ll love this clean Caesar …

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Blender Wassail

“Here we go a-wassailing, among the leaves so green. Here we come a-wandering, so fairly to be seen.”  Like the song lyrics say, it’s the time of year to “go a-wassailing.” In case you’re wondering, a-wassailing is when you go from house to house singing Christmas carols. To wassail is to indulge in plentiful amounts …

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Effortless Eggnog

Eggnog is a classic Christmas drink. You either adore it or absolutely can’t stand it. If you fall toward the side of adoration, you’ll love it even more once you realize how simple this recipe can be.  Eggnog is the descendant of a medieval ale-like beverage made by the British. It’s morphed over time, especially …

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Fresh Tomato Blender Salsa

It’s high tomato season! My mother grows 2 or 3 tomato plants every year and is laden with tomatoes of every shape and size. While I don’t grow them in my own yard, I do receive a plethora of them in my weekly farm box. And typically the high tomato season lasts at least two …

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Watermelon Spritz

An iconic picture of Summer is a triangular watermelon slice, complete with a rich green rind and polka dotted with shiny black seeds. And watermelon is perfect for consuming during the hot season since it’s more than 90% water. Seeded melons tend to boast more flavor, but there is an afforded convenience with seedless melons. …

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

This quick and easy recipe is a great way to start your day off right. With fresh fruit and two full cups of spinach, you’ll get three servings of fruit and vegetables into your diet. Ingredients Water – 1/2 cup Ice cubes – 1/2 cup Banana – 1 Green grapes – 1 cup Navel orange …

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Mediterranean Dressing

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh salads. Romain or purple kale and everything in between. The abundant lettuce makes for the perfectly tender salad, for a small lunch or as a side dish for dinner. I transitioned away from store bought salad dressings once I got my Vitamix Aer Disc container. …

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Nutri Ninja Recipes

Do you want more energy? Does your body need a detox? Do you want to protect yourself from getting a cold? Do you want a drink that tastes great and has tons of beneficial vitamins and minerals that your body needs? Or do you just want a new way to use you Nutri Ninja, but …

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Morning Detox Drink

The older I get, the more I notice how dehydrated I am when I wake up in the morning. Aside from the obvious symptoms (umm…emptying my bladder), I feel puffy and have a slight headache. Which is why I began chugging an 8oz glass of water every single morning. My husband does this same thing, …

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homemade hummus

Quick and Easy Hummus

Fresh, homemade hummus is incredibly easy to make and can save you a ton of money over the store bought brands. This simple recipe is a perfect starting point that can be easily spiced up to your tastes. One of my favorite things to add is chili paste, like Sambal Oelek. Ingredients 15 oz can …

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Tropical Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Feeling achy? Have stiff joints? Are you swollen with inflammation? Try a natural remedy for your ailments! This superstar smoothie reduces inflammation and also works for allergies, irritable bowels, fatigue, or chronic pain. Inflammation, commonly known as the trigger for arthritis and similar diseases, can also be the traced root to many chronic diseases, particularly heart …

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The Only Superfood Smoothie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The Only Superfood Smoothie Recipe You’ll Ever Need I’m not a coffee-drinker. I know…your jaw just dropped, your eyes opened wide, and your heart skipped a beat. You’re probably wondering, “How can you possibly survive without coffee? How do you have enough energy to make it through your day?” The answer is simple: I start …

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Fresh Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, which means it’s easy to grow and very flavorful! It’s a hardy green leaf that exhibits a lemony scent and an earthy texture. It’s known to calm anxiety, help get rid of cold sores, and lessen insomnia. You can toss this into a salad, or chop …

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Peach Icee

It’s peach season! One of my dear friends went home to South Carolina for the weekend, and returned on Monday with four overflowing wicker baskets of fresh, southern peaches.  They don’t give off the appearance of perfection like peaches in the grocery store. Their skin is beginning to wrinkle, there are mini brown spots, and …

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Frothy Finnish Pancakes

Confession: I love traveling the world. Do you? One of my favorite things about traveling is experiencing the food. I’ve had fish and chips in England, Provencal lamb in France, handmade pasta in Italy, traditional goulash in Hungary, tapas in Spain, and bratwurst in Germany.  When I return home from my travels, my kitchen explodes …

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Oatmeal pancakes

Gluten-Free Pancakes

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Would you agree? Have you ever tried to make gluten free pancakes … with your blender?! But it’s not just about eating any old breakfast, but eating a well-balanced, healthy breakfast that’s important. Here’s a quick, easy, and healthier version of pancakes made with …

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Simmered Cinnamon Applesauce

Nothing says Autumn quite like a warm bowl of fresh applesauce. Especially when it’s lightly seasoned with cinnamon and still warm.  If you’ve never made applesauce before, this season is the time to give it a try! You can make this recipe with any variety of apple, so pick your favorite. First, peel and core …

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Homemade Oat Flour

“Oh my goodness, that’s so expensive!” You’ll often hear me exclaiming that to myself in the grocery store aisle, especially in the organic/natural foods section. For various reasons, I choose to feed my family whole foods that have not been modified and are not loaded with chemicals or preservatives. Unfortunately, that causes our grocery bill …

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Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

When you’re in the mood for Italian food, serve up a hearty bowl of pasta with a homemade tomato sauce! Although buying a jar of spaghetti sauce is convenient, making a quick batch of homemade sauce is easy with your high-powered blender. Get things started by heating up a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive …

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Homemade peanut butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

One of the great things about having a high-powered blender is your ability to blend peanuts into fresh, homemade peanut butter in a matter of seconds. With just one ingredient and no preservatives, you can feel good about enjoying this peanut butter. For a sweeter variation, try substituting one cup of honey roasted peanuts. Ingredients …

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Homemade Ketchup (in the Vitamix)

Ketchup is a staple in 97% of American households, probably in 100% of the homes with children. That’s why it’s lovingly called America’s Favorite Condiment. Chances are high that you have a red bottle in your refrigerator, and maybe a spare reserve in your pantry as well. It’s a basic sauce composed of tomatoes that …

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Freshly Ground Dried Celery Leaves

Our grandparents, great-grandparents, and ancestors many generations before us had a special knack for frugality. They had a “no waste” mentality that has somehow been lost in today’s modern world, which offers more conveniences than ever before in the history of the man. I recognized this simple yet profound realization while chopping veggies for Easter …

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Holiday peppermint protein smoothie

Holiday Peppermint Protein Smoothie

Peppermint Protein Smoothie With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start your mornings off with a healthy festive peppermint protein filled smoothie. This smoothie combines fresh mint, banana, and spinach to make a refreshing, guilt-free treat. Ingredients: 1 large banana (frozen) 1 cup vanilla almond milk Fresh mint leaves (de-stemmed) 2 cups …

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Fresh Guacamole

I love fresh guacamole and will put it on almost anything. Chips, tacos, salads, burgers, tortilla soup, they’re all fair game for a dollop of guacamole. Luckily, fresh guacamole is incredibly easy to make with a good blender. I’ve purposefully made this recipe to be a bit spicier, but you can adjust the recipe to …

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Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

When the weather is hot, you just want something cold, whether that’s a light beer, chilled white wine, or fresh lemonade. That’s why frozen beverages like a strawberry daiquiri or sangria are so popular in the Summer. If you’re a fan of the well-known strawberry daiquiri, then you will love this homemade frozen watermelon daiquiri …

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5 Easy Recipes

5 Easy Blendtec Recipes

If you were fortunate enough to find a shiny new Blendtec blender under your Christmas tree this year, you’re probably wondering what to make with it now. We have listed 5 easy Blendtec recipes (Vitamix too) that will be fun to try and they go beyond the typical smoothie. You may have looked through the …

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The Fastest And Easiest Way To Make Simple Syrup (Hint: Using the Vitamix Aer!)

If you enjoy making cocktails or experimenting with mixed drinks, then you’re familiar with simple syrup. It’s quite a simple recipe: water and sugar. But that simple concoction transforms shallow drinks into deep wells of flavor! You’re probably thinking, “Simple syrup isn’t that difficult to make. How can it possibly be faster or easier?” That’s …

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Strawberry banana smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This strawberry banana fruit smoothie recipe is time-tested classic and likely something you’ve had before at a smoothie shop, like Smoothie King or Jamba Juice. The simple pairing of strawberry and banana is delicious and works great for breakfast or dessert. Ingredients Almond or soy milk – 1 cup Banana – 1 Frozen strawberries – …

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Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

As just about everyone knows by now, it is so important to make sure you eat breakfast every single day. Unfortunately, now more than ever so many of us are pressed for time in our morning routines that breakfast is often the first thing that gets cut out. Typically, many people don’t eat breakfast because …

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Mango Icee

To this day, when I walk into a gas station, I’m flooded with childhood memories of when my parents would buy me a coke Icee! We rarely drank soda and we seldom were allowed to buy things in the gas station. So when we were given an Icee that was also a soda, it was …

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Detoxing Cranberry Lemonade

Want to go on a detox that still allows you to eat and exercise like normal? Try this cranberry lemonade. First, it’s beneficial because this tasty lemonade encourages you to drink adequate amounts of liquid. In case you’re curious, the standard recommendation is that you drink half of your body weight in ounces. To calculate, …

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Spicy Summer Gazpacho

Spicy Summer Gazpacho

Soup is often thought of as a comforting winter meal, but it makes a delicious light summertime meal when served chilled. This tomato-based gazpacho is made with plenty of fresh lime juice, spicy jalapeños, and cooling cucumber for a refreshing summer soup. With no cooking involved, you are able to prepare it in minutes and …

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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

My Aunt loves to bake everything from artisan breads to pie crusts. She definitely has a talent in the kitchen! Although I love to cook, baking has never been my expertise.  I’ve been curious to experiment with homemade bread using freshly ground flour. After a few failed attempts, I’ve found the perfect honey whole wheat …

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Fresh margarita

Fresh Margarita

You can feel less guilty about enjoying this fresh margarita. The fresh fruit gives it an excellent flavor and even helps sneak a little nutrition into your enjoyment. Ingredients Tequila – 1 cup Grand Marnier or Triple Sec – 1/4 cup Orange – 1, peeled Lemon – 1, peeled Lime – 1, peeled Sugar – …

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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

You can’t beat the flavor of homemade bread! Especially when it’s warm out of the oven, smeared with a pad of salted butter or fruit jam. However, homemade bread has one major downfall: it’s time-consuming…until now! You can make homemade Whole Wheat Honey Bread using your Vitamix blender! Like most bread recipes, this one begins …

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Tzatziki Salad Dressing

Mediterranean food abounds with spice and flavors! My family loves when I make homemade gyros for dinner, but I was in the mood for something different this time. So I thought about a loaded Greek salad. I have a freshly tossed salad with various kinds of lettuce. I topped it with sliced tomatoes, crumbled feta …

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Watermelon Slushy

There is no mistaking that kids and adults all enjoy a refreshing treat. And this watermelon slushy is the perfect, healthy treat! Watermelon is basically water in the form of a fruit, with just a little added sugar. Toss watermelon (minus the seeds) into a blender for an incredible drink! By adding a small amount …

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ginger carrot juice

Ginger Carrot Juice

Sometimes I need a little break from the sweetness of fruit smoothies, so I’ve been trying out a few recipes for vegetable juices. This one is simple, just a little sweet, and still packs a good amount of nutrients into my morning routine. Carrots have a lot of fiber, so if this juice is too …

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Muddled Screwdriver

When Winter colds are being passed around, I cling to washing my hands and eating lots of citrus. Right now Strep Throat is being passed around our circle of friends…which is why I was craving a drink using freshly squeezed orange juice. After a long day, my husband and I just wanted to sit beside …

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best basic smoothie

The Best Basic Smoothie

The Best Basic Smoothie Recipe A basic smoothie is one my of favorite comfort foods. The fruit is refreshing, the yogurt is filling, and the antioxidants are the perfect pick-me-up. Although smoothies are typically on the breakfast menu, I find this simple yet powerful drink to be an uplifting afternoon snack or a sweet treat …

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Easy Frothy Hot Chocolate Recipe (using the Vitamix Aer)

I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t like chocolate. The form doesn’t matter: m&ms, chocolate milk, chocolate chips, hot chocolate, etc. As long as it’s chocolate, they will enjoy it! On a chilly Winter evening, I like to surprise my family with a bedtime treat: homemade hot chocolate. No instant packets or pouches required …

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Recipe Made With The Vitamix Aer

Sometimes candy satisfies the deepest cravings. Especially Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But in our house, we limit our processed sugars and chemicals in food. This pretty much rules out candy…but it doesn’t eliminate my cravings for a sweet treat! I decided to try my hand at making chocolate. At first it felt daunting. I mean, …

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chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

A fresh chimichurri sauce is the perfect accompaniment for grilled steak, chicken, or even spooned over grilled vegetables. It tastes best if used fresh, but can be stored for a day or two to allow flavors to meld and still taste great. Ingredients 1 cup of Italian parsley 5 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of …

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Clam chowder

Souper Bowl Recipes

With Super Bowl right around the corner and another winter storm forecasted to hit the northeastern part of the country, I felt it was only fitting to share a few soup recipes to help keep you warm. In honor of the teams in Super Bowl on Sunday, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, …

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Cranberry Sauce

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, one thing that’s surely on everyone’s shopping list is cranberry sauce. This year, why not forgo the can-shaped purple gel and make something fresh. It’s extremely easy to make and your guests will certainly be able to taste the difference. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) bottle Framboise Lambic beer (such as …

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Frozen Margarita Recipe

Frozen Margarita Recipe

  If you’ve got a high performance Vitamix or Blendtec blender, and been on a health kick with green smoothies, soups, and other good-for-you meals. Using all natural ingredients, no syrups, pure fruit, and top shelf liquor, this is definitely pure decadence. It’s how I imagine the first margarita’s were ever made. Where have you …

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Freshly Ground Walnuts Made Quick With A Vitamix

Are you nuts for nuts? Peanuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, Brazil nuts, and pistachios are excellent options for a healthy snack. But today we’re going to focus on walnuts. I’m preparing a batch of Tomato Basil Soup for dinner and couldn’t resist adding some chopped walnuts into the mixture for added protein and additional flavor. To …

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Grind Wheat Berries Into Fresh Flour Using A Vitamix

What’s that thing that you are so glad you purchased, that you’ve never once regretted spending money on, or wished you bought sooner? For me, it’s my Vitamix. I originally purchased this powerful blender to make my smoothies smoother (ironic, huh?). It purees up raw carrots, beats, nuts and greens like an extravagant science experiment. …

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Classic Green Smoothie

Green smoothies and green juices have gained popularity over the last few years. And it’s for good reason! Greens contain vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and numerous other vitamins. Plus they are packed with potassium, calcium, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and various other minerals. In general, greens are known to: renew and refresh skin boost …

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup was a favorite meal of mine when I was a child and that hasn’t changed as I’ve gotten older. What has changed a bit are my tastes and appreciation for fresh flavors. Since tomato soup from Campbell’s can doesn’t cut it anymore, I’ve been experimenting and have finally found a …

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Amaretto Hot Chocolate

  Germany is the quintessential place to be over christmas. I spent 8 weeks in Bavaria, Germany from Thanksgiving 2016 through late January 2017. It was as charming as you can imagine with the quaint architecture, holiday decorations in each village, Christmas markets, the Alps in the distance, and the fresh layers of pristine snow. …

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Roasted Salsa

Roasted Salsa

  This quick and easy salsa recipe has a rich, smoky flavor from the roasted ingredients and a perfect texture from the blender. It’s a great way to use those fresh, summer vegetables. Ingredients Medium tomatoes – 4 Red onion – 1/2 Jalapenos – 2 Red bell peppers – 1 Corn – 1 ear Garlic …

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Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink

My best friend has a passion for yummy drinks. I often see her carrying around her trademark cup, usually from Starbucks or the most popular local chain in town. Last season, her drink of choice was a frothy light pink colored drink. I kept seeing her clear cup with this pink liquid inside and had …

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Black bean soup

Black Bean Soup

This spicy black bean soup is perfect to help heat you up after a cold day. It’s simple to make and it is full of vitamins and nutrients to help keep you healthy. Ingredients Black beans – 4 cups Diced tomatoes – 2 cups Vegetable stock – 2 cups Chopped onions – 1 cup Jalapeno …

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No-egg eggnog

No-egg Eggnog

One of my favorite indulgences this time of year is eggnog and enjoying a glass of it around the holidays always brings back good memories. Unfortunately, some of those good feelings faded when I looked at the nutritional facts on the side of the carton, so I went searching for a healthier version. This is …

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Simple Stir Fry Sauce

I love to experiment in the kitchen, especially after I’ve been inspired by a fantastic meal in a restaurant or a dish my Mom made. I inherited my passion for food from my mother. She’s notorious for never following a recipe but crafting amazing foods…which ironically I am also known for! My mom often gets …

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The Best Autumn Soup

Get in the mood for Fall with this seasonal soup. It’s orange like Halloween, with hues of yellow to match the falling leaves. It smells like gourds and tastes like cooler weather. It’s Fall perfection in a bowl! Carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes are the epitome of Autumn. Plus they combine for the most …

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Pesto ingredients

Fresh Pesto

Ingredients Fresh basil leaves – 2 cups (3 if you like the fresh taste of basil) Olive oil – 1/2 cup Pine nuts (or walnuts) – 2 Tbsp Peeled garlic – 2 cloves Salt – 1 tsp Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup Freshly grated Romano pecorini cheese – 2 Tbsp Butter, softened in …

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acorn squash soup

Acorn Squash Soup

Squash Soup Squashes are in season and it’s time to take advantage of the fresh fall flavor. With just a few ingredients, a little bit of prep time, and the help of a powerful blender, you’ll create delicious fall squash soup fit for a five star restaurant. This easy, healthy recipe for acorn squash soup …

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Fresh Marinara Sauce

This time of year, the end of growing season, always results in an overabundance of tomatoes, which is awesome news since I love making fresh tomato sauces. Having a good, high-performance blender makes quick work of all those tomatoes and turns them into a delicious, fresh marinara sauce that goes perfect on pasta, pizza, or …

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Vegan nacho cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

One of my favorite snacks to eat while watching football with friends is nachos and cheese, but I always feel guilty eating cheese from a jar. Luckily, I’ve found a healthier replacement, this vegan nacho cheese, and I think it even tastes better than regular nacho cheese. Homemade vegan cheese can come in many variations, …

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Kiwi Kale Smoothie

In our household, smoothies are a go-to breakfast filled with something from every food group, especially protein and grains. When we have smoothies with our breakfast-for-dinner, it’s heavier on fruits and veggies. And when we’re hunting for a filling snack, a small smoothie with energizing nutrients is the best option, like this kiwi kale smoothie. …

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The Ultimate Fresh Blueberry Lemonade Recipe Using The Vitamix Aer

When your family has the Winter blues, brighten the day with fresh lemonade. When your family has spent the Spring day playing outside, quench their thirst with a cold glass of lemonade.When you family has been splashing in the Summer pool, refuel them for play with a full cup of lemonade.When you family has been …

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Dill Veggie Dip

This week was a “clean out the fridge” kind of week. (Can anybody else relate? Thanksgiving and holidays requires lots of fridge space!) I found myself loaded with fresh veggies and a full container of Greek yogurt, among plenty of cheese. So dinner became a glorious hodge-podge of veggies and dip, crackers with cheese and …

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almond milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Delicious Almond Milk Having a phlegm reaction to milk, I’ve searched for a suitable milk alternative. For years I drank Soy Milk (all kinds of reasons not to drink it any longer), and finally to Almond Milk. And now I’ve found a great homemade almond milk recipe. I use almond milk in my smoothies, like …

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Fresh Blender Salsa

Is your summer garden being overrun by your rampant tomato plants? Don’t let those juicy tomatoes go to waste! Pick as many as you can, then whip up a refreshing batch of blender salsa. With just a few ingredients, this recipe takes no time to prepare. Simply peel and chop some onion and garlic. Seed …

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Creamy Dill Dressing Recipe (using the Vitamix Aer)

If you’re a fan of lush salads or vegetable medleys, this layered salad with creamy dill dressing is perfect for you! My yearly contribution on Easter Sunday dinner always includes a layered salad. It’s loaded with fresh lettuces and overflowing with crisp veggies. It’s also a go-to option when we invite multiple guests over for …

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Getting a new Blendtec or Vitamix high-performance blender unlocks tons of new and creative possibilities in the kitchen. It also raises the need for great recipes and tips. When I bought my first blender, I was searching for how to use a blender for beginners, but mainly found recipes. The blender had a manual, so …

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