Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Vitamix Blender : A Guy's Tool And A New Recipe

I recently got a new Vitamix Blender. Given that I already own a stick blender, and a decent mixer, I never would have purchased one, but, while looking through my Air Miles reward options the other day, I came upon the Vitamix. On a whim, I clicked OK, and received the new blender about a week later (really impressive shipping time, Air Miles!)

Being a guy, I was naturally sucked in by it's car-like features. "Powerful 2-Peak Horsepower Motor" that propels the blade tip "to speeds up to 240 miles per hour"! It had a "Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system". The blades are "laser-cut, stainless steel hammermill". The 64 ounce container is "BPA free Eastmann Triton Copolyester". (Not sure what that means, exactly, but it sounds so damn good.)
I swear, it sounded like I was getting a new car, so I do hand it to whoever does the marketing for these guys. And I was getting for "free"!


Anyway, I am impressed with how well it blends everything, from ice, to frozen fruit, to hard vegetables, to nuts, to whatever. I would highly endorse one, if you can get over the price. Here's something I made with Liv today, using the blender. You could easily grate the carrots and sub in applesauce if you don't have a high powered monster like this. Enjoy.




Recipe: Carrot and Applesauce Cake (modified from the Vitamix Create Recipes Book)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour (I like King Arthur)
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

6 Egg Whites
2 apples, quartered ( I just left in the seeds)
2 medium carrots

Instructions

  • Heat Oven to 350 F and spray Loaf Pan with cooking spray
  • Whisk together flours, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon
  • Pour egg whites, apples and carrots into Vitamix Blender.
  • Crank Blender up to 10 and tamp down ingredients for about 30 seconds to liquify everything.
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry.
  • Pour mixture into loaf pan
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until toothpick inserted into centre comes out cleanly.

We iced ours with a little icing sugar glaze, but it also tastes great on its own.
Let me know how this turns out for you!




5 comments:

  1. Nice Frank! Love the pic of your little girl!

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  2. Thanks! She loves destroying things with this machine! Favorite so far is making flavored peanut butter from peanuts.

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  3. I am so p****d off. I've been saving for months for this airmiles deal, and suddenly the second my miles are FINALLY put onto my account, it is "no longer available" - you're lucky you got it when you did. I'm extremely mad!

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    1. Hey KellyC, Sorry to hear. I find there are so few things I actually want on the site. Hope you find something!

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