Blender Day

It was time to put the new Vitamix to the test this past weekend. We ended up using it for breakfast, snacks and supper. First up was the green smoothie – coconut water, kale, avocado, orange and banana. Toss it all in, top with ice and set to smoothie.

45 seconds later it was time for breakfast – love these green smoothies.

Next up snacks –¬†Everybody loves some fresh salsa!

It takes longer to gather the ingredients then to actually make it!Add roma tomatoes, sweet onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Turn on variable speed 1 and with the tamper, press the ingredients into the blades. 30 seconds to awesome salsa. This will be fun to experiment with, adding different flavors and level of heat.

Now for supper and some pasta sauce……

Another easy to blend food. I do love some fresh pasta sauce. I added some sausage and let it simmer.

Add carrot, olive oil, garlic, onion, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and fresh ground pepper. Set to variable 1, turn on and slowly move to variable 5. Blend 15 seconds and done! Pour in a sauce pan and simmer for 35-45 minutes.

I served this over zucchini noodles, made with my new spiralizer (that is for another post!). A great blend day. Cheers!

Green Smoothie:
1 cup coconut water
1 cup kale
1 orange
1 banana
1/2 avocado
1 cup ice

Add to blender in order above. Set to smoothie and blend. (about 45 seconds)

Garden Salsa:
6 roma tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, halved
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup cilantro
juice from 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste

Add to blender in order listed. Blend on Variable 1, tamping ingredients down into blades. Blend for about 30 seconds.

Pasta Sauce:
1 carrot, halved
1 T olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 small onions, peeled, quartered
2 pounds fresh tomatoes, quartered
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp pepper

Add to blender in order listed.Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 5 or 6.
Blend for 15 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Pour into large saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

This entry was posted in Breakfast, Main Dishes, Smoothies. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply