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susan-jones-sound-practitionerI 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.

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.

Vitamix Recipes

Here are a couple of my favourite recipes which I hope will inspire you to use yours for more than just soups or smoothies:

Nut pate

Sunflower seeds
Walnuts
Quinoa

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

Red pepper

Red onion

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

Salt

Lemon

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.

“Healthy Living with Vitamix” is sponsored by Vitamix. The Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre® can do the work of 10 kitchen appliances and lets you perform more than 50 kitchen tasks. Join their community on facebook and keep up with the latest news on twitter.

3 Comments

  1. Mrs Green on March 27, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Quinoa is something I have here at home but I’ve not done much with it. I’ve not known WHAT to do with it. Now Mr G enjoys pate and usually we buy something which is no doubt laden with all sorts of chemical nasties. I might just try your version instead. Thanks for the inspiration Susan 🙂



  2. Herban Lifestyle on April 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks so much for post! I’m always looking for new yummy plant-based recipes! I found your blog through Reduce Footprints’ Meet & Greet Monday 🙂



  3. Mrs Green on April 3, 2012 at 7:53 am

    @Herban Lifestyle: Hey there, lovely to see you – thanks for popping by 🙂



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