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10 Cool Recipes to Make with a Vitamix

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Come January I find that there are a lot of new high-speed blender owners out there – aka folks who have purchased a Vitamix or BlendTec blender. A high speed blender is a genius kitchen tool that will not only help you make numerous healthy, delicious recipes – but it is also fun to use! Pricey, but well worth the investment. And Vitamix love is contagious. True story, my mom spent a few days housesitting for me and fell in love with my Vitamix – enough to buy her very own. So for my mom, and all you other high speed blender newbies out there – here are my 10 Cool Recipes to Make with a Vitamix .. or BlendTec..

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  • Blend Frozen Bananas into Shakes. 1 of 10
    Blend Frozen Bananas into Shakes.
    Blend frozen bananas into super creamy, shake-like smoothies and soft serve ice cream. This blended tropical smoothie has only two ingredients!
    Make a Tropical Shake.
  • Homemade Almond Milk 2 of 10
    Homemade Almond Milk
    Two steps is all it takes to turn whole nuts into fresh delicious nut milk. Try almond, cashew and more!
    Make Almond Milk.
  • Whole Food Green Smoothies 3 of 10
    Whole Food Green Smoothies
    Blend green smoothies using whole foods like leafy kale, spinach, chopped green apple, kiwi and more. Watch your Vitamix puree whole food to smoothie bliss.
    Make a Grumpy Gator Green Smoothie.
  • Silky Desserts 4 of 10
    Silky Desserts
    It's super easy to blend ultra-silky puddings for parfaits. Try vanilla, banana or raw cacao.
    Make Chocolate Pudding Parfait.
  • Soft Serve Sorbet 5 of 10
    Soft Serve Sorbet
    Soft serve sorbets can be blended in seconds, gently chilled and scooped! Make homemade sorbet from seasonal fruits and fresh juices. Get creative with your favorite flavors.
    Make Lime Basil Sorbet.
  • Perfect Smoothies 6 of 10
    Perfect Smoothies
    If you've only been using a traditional blender to make smoothies all your life - boy will you be shocked to see how perfectly your smoothies blend up with a high speed blender. Frosty and smooth - light and delicious!
    Browse 20 vegan smoothie recipes.
  • Pesto Sauce 7 of 10
    Pesto Sauce
    Lemon Pesto with whole nuts or seeds blend up rich and flavorful in a high speed blender. Try a variety of whole nuts and seeds to change up the pesto flavor. Walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds and more are just a few to try.
    Make this Lemon Sunflower Pesto sauce.
  • Hummus 8 of 10
    Hummus
    Whether you like your hummus thick and chunky or creamy and smooth - you'll be able to blend up a batch in just a few minutes!
    Make this Roasted Pepper Hummus.
  • Creamy Vegetable Soups 9 of 10
    Creamy Vegetable Soups
    Blend up thick broccoli in a flash, crush whole baked potatoes in seconds and puree giant cooked carrots in seconds. Whole foods soups blend up creamy - and steamy hot if you'd like. Ready to serve!
    Make this Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
  • Creamy Cheese Sauce 10 of 10
    Creamy Cheese Sauce
    Creamy cheese sauces made from healthy vegan ingredients are just a few minutes away. A quick blend and you can puree sweet potatoes, squash and more into your fake-out cheese sauce. Healthy delicious. Kid-approved.
    Make this Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce.

Do you already own a Vitamix? What are some of your favorite recipes and tricks?

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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. Get Kathy’s book, 365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health With a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies, available on Amazon.

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