Vitamix Recipes

In the September 2013 Tools of the Trade column “A Fresh Take on Fresh Prep,” author Patrick White highlights a variety of food processors, slicers, mixers, blenders and other similar devices capable of cutting school nutrition food prep challenges down to size. The article mentions recipes from Vitamix that can be prepared with a blender; these recipes are included below.

No Cook Pizza Sauce

YIELD: 144 ozs. 
PER SERVING: 60 cal., 2 g pro., 11 g carb., 2 g fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol., 340 mg sod.
INGREDIENTS

  • Tomatoes, diced—1 #10 can
  • Tomato paste—18 ozs.
  • Sweet potatoes in light syrup, canned, cut—2 cups
  • Carrot slices, canned, cut—2 cups
  • Oregano, dried—3 Tbsps.
  • Garlic powder—3 Tbsps.
  • Onion powder—1 Tbsp.
  • Black pepper, ground—1 tsp.
  • Sea salt—1/2 tsp.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drain the cans of sweet potatoes and carrot slices.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and secure the lid. (If using the Vitamix XL blender, select Variable 1, then press Start and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10.)
  3. Blend for 30-45 seconds.

Buffalo Wing Hummus

YIELD: 96 ozs. 
PER SERVING (2 Tbsps.): 50 cal., 2 g pro., 7 g carb., 0 g fiber, 15 g fat, 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol., 170 mg sod.
INGREDIENTS

  • Garbanzo beans—1 #10 can
  • Garlic cloves—5
  • Lemon juice—1 cup
  • Tahini—3/4 cup
  • Hot sauce—1 cup
  • Barbecue sauce, mild—1/2 cup
  • White vinegar—2 Tbsps.
  • Smoked paprika—1 tsp.
  • Sea salt—1/2 tsp.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve 1 cup liquid or use 1 cup water. Peel the garlic cloves.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and secure the lid. (If using the Vitamix XL blender, select Variable 1, then press Start and slowly increase the speed to Variable 8.)
  3. Blend for 30-45 seconds.
  4. Store in a cooler overnight for the flavors to meld and develop.

Breakfast Cobbler Smoothie

YIELD: 64 ozs. 
PER SERVING: 210 cal., 5 g pro., 44 g carb., 6 g fiber, 3 g fat, 1 g sat. fat, 5 mg chol., 45 mg sod.
INGREDIENTS

  • Water—1 cup
  • Yogurt, vanilla, lowfat—1 1/2 cups
  • Peaches, canned, in extra light syrup—2 cups
  • Banana—1
  • Quick oats—3/4 cup
  • Cinnamon, ground—1 tsp.
  • Blueberries, frozen—5 cups (about 30 ozs.)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Drain the peaches.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender in the order listed and secure the lid. (If using the Vita-Prep blender, select Variable 1, then turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High.)
  3. Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper if necessary.

Recipes and recipe analysis: Vitamix

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