I just love, LOVE my Vitamix. It’s one of those complete kitchen machines – it juices, crushes, minces, chops, powders, grinds and did I mention, blends?:) And cleanup is a cinch. I know I sound like I’m a Vitamix infomercial and if they’re listening, they may just as well pay me for this:)
I’ve been making this smoothie for those crazy mornings and as a post workout pick me up so wanted to share my all time favorite smoothie recipe. I got this from their website so most of this is the original Vitamix recipe with a few tweaks.
Apple Pie In A Glass
6 ounces of 100% Apple Juice concentrate (thawed) or 10 oz regular apple juice
6 ounces of vanilla Soy Milk
1 fresh Fuji apple (quartered)
2 full sheets (4 crackers connected) of lowfat graham crackers
4 to 5 baby carrots
1/4” of cabbage (CAREFUL – small slice – more than an ounce but less than 2 ounces)
1/2 cup of non fat dried milk
3 or 4 shakes of ground cinnamon
1 cap of pure vanilla extract
Squirt of honey or agave nectar
3 cups of ice
Place all contents in the container. Put the lid on firmly and turn the machine on high speed for 1 minute or until you see the contents circulating downward toward the blades consistently. Enjoy!
From the Vitamix recipes site – When making thick drinks in the Vita-mix®, a good rule of thumb is to have a 50/50 ratio – 50% of the ingredients are frozen, and 50% of the ingredients are not frozen. Also, a trick of the trade is to use the tamper to help reduce air-pockets or frozen pockets, and better the flow of the contents in to the blades. When your drink is extremely thick, take the tamper and insert it through the lid and move it in an up and down and left and right motion. What you are trying to do is help the thicker (lower section of the container) portion of the drink rotate out of the way, therefore allowing all the remaining contents that you are blending to vortex (go up the sides, across the top, and then funnel back down through the center toward the blades)