Vitamix Takes the Effort Out of Every Meal

Breakfast Time

Something sweet and light usually works great. I love this recipe from the Vitamix recipe collection for a blueberry banana orange smoothie. Yeah, that’s right, the triple fruit threat.

Blueberry Tray of Banana Orange SmoothiesIngredients

  • 1/2 half a peeled orange
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Directions

Starting with the lowest speed on your blender, quickly increase speed until all ingredients are blended together.

Lunch Time

Lunch today will be a roasted asparagus soup from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen food blog. With plenty of fresh, organic asparagus in season, this might just become your new favorite.

Bowl of Roasted Asparagus SoupIngredients

  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 2 cups warm vegetable broth or “no-chicken broth
  • 1/2 ounce raw cashews (1 heaping tablespoon)
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • salt to taste
  • grated peel of 1/2 lemon or orange

Directions

Preheat oven to 450F. Place the asparagus spears on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Roast for 10 minutes. Turn asparagus and sprinkle the onion and garlic over it. Roast for about 10 more minutes, until asparagus is very tender. If anything looks like it’s browning too much, take it out.

While the asparagus is roasting, blend 1/2 cup of the broth with the cashews and pepper until smooth.When the asparagus is done, select several of the best-looking spears, remove the tops, and set aside to use as garnish. Cut the remaining asparagus into pieces and put it and the onion and garlic into the blender, along with the remaining broth. Cover the and blend on high until perfectly smooth.

If you’re using a Vita-Mix, you can blend it on high for a few more minutes until piping hot (remove the center cup and cover with a kitchen towel to allow steam to escape). Otherwise, pour the soup into a saucepan and heat until hot, stirring frequently. Add salt, if needed, to taste. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with grated lemon or orange peel. Garnish each bowl of your roasted asparagus soup with the reserved asparagus spears and serve hot.

Snack Time

A refreshing blend of peaches and ginger create this delightful ice cream dish. Use your Vitamix blender to perfectly combine your ingredients for a quick and easy snack.

Ginger Peach Ice Cream in a BowlIngredients

  • 6 ounces peach soy yogurt
  • 1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound frozen peach slices
  • 3 graham crackers

Directions

Turn your Vita-Mix on and quickly increase speed to High. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form. Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately, ginger peach ice cream waits for no one.

KaTom wants to know what sweet and savory treats you are making at home with the Vitamix. Leave us your thoughts on Vita-Mix below.

Lyndsay Gower
Lyndsay Gower

A University of Tennessee graduate with a degree in advertising, she coordinates KaTom’s marketing efforts. When she’s not doing that, she can typically be found sharing a meal with friends, cruising Knoxville’s craft beer joints, or floating down one of East Tennessee’s numerous rivers. Her life’s goal is to visit every U.S. national park and she likes giving pets opposite-gender names.

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  1. June 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm, Melanie Greer said:

    I made the roasted asparagus soup. WOW. I dropped in a nice little ball of goat cheese and topped with Pistachios and sunflower sprouts. It was totally divine!

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  2. June 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm, KaTom Restaurant Supply, INC. said:

    That sounds delicious! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll come back for more recipes soon.

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