I own quite a few kitchen appliances, but my Vitamix is by far the one I could not do without. It’s something that I use every single day.
Reasons I love my Vitamix
Easy to use
Gets any recipe nice and creamy
No need to soak cashews
Cooling fan that protects the motor
Comes with a tamper to keep thick ingredients moving
Many recipes included in a plant-based vegan diet call for cashews, and if you’re using a low-power blender soaking the cashews is required. However, with a high-power blender like this one, there is no need for soaking anything in my experience.
Homemade Tootsie Rolls require no baking and only 5 ingredients. The flavor experience is a mix between a tootsie roll and rich fudge. While candy-making can seem like an intimidating task, following this homemade tootsie roll recipe is actually surprisingly easy.
These Frozen Fruit Desserts are from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "Fruit is high in antioxidants, low in fat, and high in fiber. Fruit is also full of water which helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full. In addition, the potassium found in bananas decreases the loss of calcium from the body and increases the rate of bone building."--Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life: Cancer Project
Three ingredients and a blender are all you need to make this tropical recipe. The simplicity of this homemade sorbet makes it an excellent option for an afternoon snack or delicious dessert you can feel good about serving to your kids.
This low-fat Italian Vegan Hummus is delicious on sandwiches, in wraps, or served with fresh vegetables and pita bread. It's completely oil and tahini-free, so the calories and fat per serving are very low.
This oil-free hummus with roasted red pepper requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to make. If you have 10 minutes and a blender or food processor, you've got a delicious healthy snack.
This bean dip is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make with only 3-4 ingredients and prep time of 15 minutes flat! Recipe is from The Cancer Survivor's Guide by Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee.
This luscious spread uses no added fat. The sundried tomatoes give it a wonderful smoky flavor and add the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene. Spread it on low-fat crusty bread or use it as a dip for baked pita chips. Recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
When I first switched over to a healthy plant-based lifestyle back in 2013, one thing that I really missed was CHEESE. Cheese for pizza, tacos, lasagna, and so much more. That’s why I came up with my Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe a few years ago and now this sweet potato vegan cheese sauce that is diabetes-friendly.
Trying to avoid refined sugar? Date Paste is a healthy natural sugarsubstitute that’s the perfect solution for baking deliciously sweet desserts, and it’s so easy to make with only two ingredients–water and dates!