Just got a Vitamix! Now what?
September 8, 2013 11:37 AM Subscribe
I need two somewhat special snowflakey starter recipes for my new Vitamix blender. Is there a perfect smoothie recipe for me?
posted by JoannaC to food & drink (9 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
We just got a Vitamix. I am excited because we both need to eat more vegetables and in the past, when I have bought cucumbers and salad greens with good intentions, they went bad before we used them up. I am thinking that sneaking them into smoothies is the way to go. I am not an experienced enough cook to just wing it though. I need exact directions, with quantities. Here are the two recipes I want to start with:
1) A Meal Replacement Green Smoothie. I want something not too calorific for someone trying to lose weight, but substantial enough to hold me until lunchtime. Ideally, it will be something where I can just throw a handful of stuff into the blender and whiz it up, then pour it into a travel mug and take it to work with me. No nuts or soy please, but protein powder or seed-based protein is welcome.
2) A Snacktime Green Smoothie. This will be an evening snack for the boyfriend. He can't have pineapple and dislikes bananas. I was thinking something involving frozen blueberries would be good.
I am okay with modifying a master recipe once I have one (e.g. replacing frozen strawberries with frozen something else) but to start with, I do need exact quantities so I don't wind up with something that tastes like seaweed :) Thanks!