I invited some fellow bloggers to pen some words for this month’s ‘Healthy Living’ campaign and it seems Vitamix has a bit of a cult following!
Little did I know that there were Vitamix lovers spread across the globe, united in their love of this amazing kitchen gadget that can make life easier for all of us.
Today Sue shares her favourite ways of using her Vitamix machine; which she bought when she went on a raw diet.
I bought my Vitamix when I decided to go on a raw food diet.
I used it only occasionally to begin with then one day in a health food store in London there was a demonstration showing the full potential of this amazing machine.
Simple to clean
This guy made soups to die for and by leaving the food mixing for 3 or 4 minutes it made a warm soup straight from the goblet container which meant very little washing up.
Unless you’re blending something oily the Vitamix only needs rinsing after use. If I DO use an oily ingredient I just dip the goblet into the washing up bowl, scooping up some soapy water, then turn the Vitamix back on again for a few seconds to clean it.
Whole food juices
I found it a drag to make green juices in my juicer so started making smoothies in the Vitamix too. I just add fruit and some vegetables plus water or milk ( I use coconut milk bought from Waitrose) some superfoods, ice if you like and whizz it up to make a lovely milkshake type drink.
I also use the Vitamix to make crushed ice.
Here are a couple of my favourite recipes which I hope will inspire you to use yours for more than just soups or smoothies:
All soaked for 24 hours and left to dry and sprout for 12 (though you don’t have to if time is short – simply soak for a couple of hours and rinse)
1 Tbsp Miso (found in Japanese section of supermarkets) and / or Yeast flavouring
Salt, garlic, fresh herbs from garden
All blended together in Vitamix
cashew nut cream cheese
Cashew nuts or macadamia nuts soaked for a couple of hours to make them creamy
1 red pepper
Dates if you want to sweeten
These recipes can be made in any food processor but they don’t end up as smooth as they do from a Vitamix.
Susan Jones is a sound practitioner and shamanic therapist, practising from Billericay in Essex. Susan is currently studying with Don Juan Núñez del Prado and his son Don Iván Núñez del Prado, Shamans from Peru. She is travelling to Peru to meet them next month.