Saturday, August 9, 2008

Great Vita Mix Recipes

This is a quick way to make very popular fresh juices! Try to use organic ingredients when you can. This is my version of lemonade or apple juice. Place ingredients in container as listed. Enjoy!

Grape Ade or Grapple Juice

3 cups red grapes
1/2 lemon with rind or 1 gala apple
3 T honey
2 cups ice

Blend on high speed to liquefy.

Have some vegetable juice the Ginger way!

Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice

3 cups red grapes
1 gala apple
2-3 whole carrots
1" piece of fresh ginger root
2-3 cups of ice, add gradually

Blend on high speed 2 minutes or longer to liquefy.

Get all of your essential servings of dark leafy greens in a glass or 3 a day.

Green Drink

3 cups of distilled, purified or filtered water
1/2 lemon with rind
1-3 apples
2-3 cups Ice

Blend on high speed, open lid plug and add next 2 ingredients:

2-3 leaves of any combination of 1-3 dark leafy greens or (1-2 full bunches)
2-4 bananas

Dark leafy greens: kale, spinach, chard, collards, dandelion greens, parsley, beet greens, carrot greens

**Amount of apples and bananas depends on how sweet you need your green drink, I only use one apple and one banana, you can also use other fruit, fresh or frozen. I make the green drink and the Vitamix is running on high speed until it is completely liquified. If you follow the steps above you will have a delicious Green Drink.***

Blend on high speed to reach desired consistency, touch container sides to check temperature & enjoy!!

Creamy Almond Shake

1 handful soaked almond
4-6 dates (Dates pits must be removed, check inside Date for small eggs! Yuk!)
2 T agave, optional
1 frozen banana
2 cups water

Blend on high to liquefy, sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy!!!


Just Me said...

Oh my gosh! I tried the green drink recipe and how wonderfully delightful it was! Our family enjoys it and now have it for a meal! And the best thing is that we are not even hungry after having a full glass of the GREEN! We use Kale, Spinach, Dandelion Greens, and Parsley, and we are so thankful for the Vita-Mix. Thanks for your resources and for recommending the Vita-Mix! I wish you well as you begin your Health is Wealth business venture! Love you! - - ats

Anonymous said...

Was at Costco today and tasted the green drink recipe that Shelly made. I rushed out to get all the ingredients for it to have it again. Then she made the Marguarita and after that icecream. Everything that comes out of the VITAMIX is suberb. We've owned a vitamix for the last 8 years. If I were to pick one kitchen appliance and no others, it would, without a doubt, be a vitamix. From soups to drinks, to icecream and bread, it does it all, and the more I use it the better and quicker I am at the preparations. My husband and I have a protein smoothie every morning which also includes frozen blueberries, ginger, cinnamon and bananas. After that we have no hunger pangs or any need for snacking on anything unhealthy. Henny