Matthew’s Green Smoothie

ATTENTION: Make sure to get clearance from your doctor before trying any blenderized diet. 1 cup of peppermint or chamomile tea 2 oz of Avocado 2 oz of fresh Aloe Vera (optional) 3 cups of greens Makes 2 cups 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select…

Sunrise Green Smoothie

This makes for a great eye opener but It’s refreshing any time of day. 1 cup water 1cup romaine lettuce 1 cup fresh spinach thin slice of fresh lemon (including the peel) 4 frozen pineapple cubes (or 4oz frozen pineapple) 2 frozen mango cubes (or 2oz frozen mango) 1 Stevia packet (or more to taste)…

Hummus

2 cups cooked chick peas (according to the package) ¼ -½ cup bean liquid 3oz (1/3 cup) tahini (see recipe) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup of lemon juice or a 2oz peeled section of lemon 2-3 cloves of garlic 1-3 tsp garlic salt 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order…

Nine Layer Bean Dip

This recipe has some serious history behind it.  It all started about 16 years ago.  We had been invited to join my husband’s best friends family for a Fourth of July barbecue/swim party.  It was a pot luck for a fairly large group so I thought the nine layer bean dip would work well as…

Nonfried Refried Beans

1 lb dried pinto beans 6 cups of water 2 tsp beef bouillon Salt (to taste) Quick soak- Place washed and sorted beans and the water into a 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low for 1 hour. After 1 hour stir in the bouillon. Continue…

Mango Ice cream

So what do you serve for dessert when it’s 102 degrees outside?  Ice cream, of course!  This is a fresh and fruity twist on an old time favorite.  My husband likes his with a sprinkle of shredded coconut while my girls prefer it without the banana.  With the Vitamix I can make 2 servings at…

Ratatouille and Brown Rice Dinner

I made this for the family last night and offered it to Mathew for the first time.  He was hesitant at first but, after I fed him the first spoon, it was all bright eyes and smiles! Brown rice: 1 cup of brown rice 1 tablespoon of butter 2 cups of water 2 tsp chicken…

Mellow Yellow Power Smoothie

I whipped this up after a trip to the gym with my husband.  He tasted it and loved it.  He suggested I add a bit of nutmeg to it and use it as a replacement for eggnog during the the holidays.  That’s saying something because he REALLY loves eggnog.  He might just have something there. …

Mixed Fruit “Pudding”

3 cups frozen (thawed) or fresh fruit 4 tsp Ball Instant Pectin 1. Place the fruit into the Vitamix container and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn machine on and increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 4. Blend for about 30 seconds or until the fruit is well blended and completely…

Ranch Dressing

Try this one out on your family (Shhhh! Don’t tell them what’s in it). They will fall in love with it and your cottage cheese haters will be shocked. I tried making this with a regular blender but my husband did not like it because the texture was not creamy enough. Not so with the…