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

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


  • 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!


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

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

  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!

    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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