Just saw the other thread on juicing veggies, and it really got me thinking about busting out the ol' Vitamix that I spent $400 on at the Del Mar fair.
I don't want to 'juice' veggies as the other post describes. I want to put the whole thing in there and blend it up, pulp and all. I basically have very little experience with this. We've made hot 'chicken tortilla soup' before, but that was pre-paleo and we'd change a few things now.
What are some slam dunk mixes you've made and/or ideas using a blender using whole vegetables?
I'm thinking stuff like carrots, celery, cabbage, tomatoes, squash, spinach, broccoli, maybe a pinch of serrano pepper, etc etc. add some salt and pepper. Could be a "V8" like drink, or even a soup base to add some grass fed beef chunks and sweet potatoes to (sorry couldn't resist - this question sounds way too vegan-ish)
(Side note: I don't mind a little fruit here and there mixed in, but I'm not really looking for fruit smoothie recipes :)
You could try making gazpatcho with it. That's a very tasty blended soup that requires only raw ingredients. Check out the recipe from www.paleofood.com
4 ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 cup tomato juice
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
pepper to taste
cayenne, if you want to
1 sprig fresh parsley
4 ice cubes
1 medium cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor, until vegetables are small but NOT pureed.
I like that one okay, but you might try other recipes from the interwebs
My favorite veggie smoothie : handful of cilantro, big handful of spinach, half of a cucumber, a little lime juice, one small avocado, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of chipotle powder, enough water to blend...when it's pretty blended, I drizzle in some melted coconut oil while blending just a little more...salad in a glass!
This might sound odd, but for breakfast this morning after a workout, I made a smoothie with the following:
Pumpkin, Coconut cream, 1/2 avocado, macademia nut butter, a few frozen berries, a little almond or coconut milk to smooth it out, ground cinnamon, ground cloves
It was incredibly good.
A few handfuls of Spinach, a few berries, a bit of cucumber (1/4), squeeze o' lemon (I actually use 1/2 lemon peel and all) a bit of water to make it drinkable. Mix low work your way up to high. It's pretty good, really.
A refreshing drink to get your fat and also enjoy when its hot: a coconut limeade (was served this in the tropics at a resort)
coconut milk with meat from fresh to your taste squeezed lime
super good, super refreshing and just the right amt of fat!
Hi Jack. I just found a fun resource: it's a sheet with three columns that you mix and match in order to make green smoothies in your Vitamix. Apparently the Vitamix people have a newsletter (and a message board, which has tons of recipes) and this was printed in it a while back:
P.S. We went back and got one. We made a sorbet the other night, and it was great (although we only used a quarter of the honey recommended, since we almost never use sugar). Last night I made a mole sauce for some pork loin, and it also worked like a charm. I like that it really does a pretty good job of cleaning itself in very little time.