Vitamix just started a new promotion today. If you order a Vitamix machine using promotion code 06-007021, in addition to getting free shipping, Vitamix will also send you the bottle shown to the left. I have one, and it’s pretty nice. Without the code, Vitamix sells it for $22. Continue Reading →
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what the different Vitamix preset programs do, this post is for you. The programs ramp the machine through a sequence of speeds, and I thought it would be interesting to find out what those sequences are. Since I previously figured out how to measure Vitamix speed, it was straightforward to measure the program sequences. Continue Reading →
I was inspired to try this after repeatedly seeing spicy green drinks with cayenne on the menu at places that serve fresh juice. Here’s a Vitamix version. I decided to make it thinner than my typical smoothies by adding a little extra water and skipping the seeds/nuts. The heat from the cayenne is invigorating and is a nice variation from my usual blends. Continue Reading →
Vitamix is running a sale on certain Certified Reconditioned units. For a limited time, you can get a black or white 5200 for $299. (Sale price expires 6/30/15
.) If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Vitamix for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, this deal is an excellent opportunity. Certified Reconditioned Vitamix machines are always a great value (because they are guaranteed to be as good as new), and this sale makes them even more appealing. Plus, with promo code 06-007021 you’ll get free shipping and a free bottle.
This container usually sells for $144, but QVC is temporarily offering it for $50. 65% off! Check out the sale: Vitamix 32oz. Dry Blade Blending Container with Recipe Book. Shipping is $5. Who knows how long this deal will last, so if you want one, don’t dawdle. Update: The current stock sold out, but they are still taking advance orders that will ship on June 24th.
This is a super simple and fast sorbet recipe. It follows in the steps of the pistachio sorbet that I previously described, but this recipe blends in a single step (instead of blending, freezing, then re-blending). The trick is to start with nut butter instead of whole nuts. Flavor-wise, I love the honey-peanut combination. Continue Reading →
You can throw practically anything into a Vitamix, and it will blend to a smooth consistency. This leads many of us Vitamix owners to go through a phase of wanting to blend everything. So much power! But, as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Some parts of produce can ruin a blend by being extremely bitter or fibrous. Continue Reading →
A Vitamix will make creamy salad dressing from nuts, and you can easily customize the flavor. We ate this dressing on a massaged kale salad, but it’s also good on a simple lettuce salad. The dressing is mild and creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of tartness, and has a light kick from thyme. Continue Reading →
A Vitamix makes finely chopping cabbage quick and easy. I wrote about this technique a while back in a post about coleslaw. Preparation-wise, this recipe is nearly identical to the coleslaw, but the taste is completely different because of the dressing. I “wet chopped” the cabbage and “dry chopped” the carrots and peppers (more details below). Continue Reading →