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Old 07-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #601
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TY Lillybell2. I was kind of surprized the lady doing the demo didn't know that info about the jars. I probably need the 32 oz wet and I think they have it for 89.00. I'm pretty sure they are over $100 on vitamix site. Mine came with the giant 64oz. That should be awesome for soups
thanks for the fruit liquid ratio Char thats easy to remember
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #602
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There are a few posts about the fruit/cream on the first page of this thread and some on subsequent pages too. I think I re-read through about page 8 this morning. Forgot about some of the great ideas posted here!

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TY Lillybell2. I was kind of surprized the lady doing the demo didn't know that info about the jars. I probably need the 32 oz wet and I think they have it for 89.00. I'm pretty sure they are over $100 on vitamix site. Mine came with the giant 64oz. That should be awesome for soups
thanks for the fruit liquid ratio Char thats easy to remember
Yes, it is rather surprising that she didn't know that about the containers.

I believe that Vitamix sells the 32 oz. wet container for 129.00, so if you can get it for less than that, plus being able to get it right away instead of waiting for it to be shipped to you, I would say to grab it.

There are so many good healthy things you can make. Have lots of fun experimenting with your new Vitamix.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #604
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Thanks to all you enablers;o)
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #605
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:53 PM   #606
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Just rec'd my first vitamix today !!!!!! I have already made some awesome shakes. I plan to make slushes tomorrow.

I have a lot of traffic in my house during the summer months thanks to a big hole in the ground in my backyard that is filled with blue water friends and family are always around. I have not seen many slushee recipes. Does anyone have any recipes to share?
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #607
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Congratulations on your new Vitamix.

I don't really use a recipe for slushies. I use whatever fruit I have at hand, either fresh or frozen, and combine it with sparkling water, diet Fresca, juice or ginger ale, or just plain water, and maybe add a little stevia if I feel extra sweetener is needed. I like to add a little fresh lemon or lime juice to brighten the flavor. I use less ice if the fruit is frozen.

Watermelon is plentiful right now and makes a refreshing slushy. Add a few strawberries, some liquid and lots of ice, buzz it all up and you're good to go.

Have fun and enjoy.
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Anyone have a recipe to make a high fat low carb sugar free frappucino with their Vitamix?
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I like this one by Chocolate Covered Katie:

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Healthy Starbucks Frappuccinos

(Serves 2)

2 cups milk of choice
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp instant coffee (I use Mt. Hagen decaf, but regular is ok too.)
1/16 tsp salt (don’t omit)
sweetener, such as 3 nunaturals stevia packets (or 2-3 tablespoons sugar)
optional: a reader suggested adding 1-2 tsp fruit pectin for even extra thickness

Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino recipe: Mix the ingredients together in 1 or 2 shallow plastic containers. Freeze. (You could also use an ice cube tray.) Once frozen, pop the blocks out of the containers. Thaw until just soft enough for your blender to be able to handle it. Blend each serving individually, until desired slushiness is reached. Add extra sweetener if needed, but do NOT add ice! It will dilute the flavor. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
I use one cup of heavy cream in mine and one cup of strong coffee (instead of two cups of milk and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee) and I add a heaping tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
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I made one the other night - mocha frappé - which was NOT high fat but would be very simple to MAKE that way.

I used 8 oz. Trader Joe's aseptic carton type coconut milk (use the stuff in the can to amp up the fat if you want), 1 heaping teaspoon Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder, 1 heaping teaspoon decaf instant coffee powder, about 1/4 teaspoon NuNaturals NuStevia No Carbs powder, and 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan. I let those all blend in the Vitamix, then added about 6 ice cubes and let 'er rip!

You could also up the fat content by using half & half or part heavy cream in the liquid portion (remember, they do both have carbs though) or by adding some liquid fat to it - rice bran oil or coconut oil would work here - or by adding 1/2 an avocado to the lot which won't do much flavor-wise but will add fat and creamy mouthfeel to the frappé.
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I like this one by Chocolate Covered Katie:



I use one cup of heavy cream in mine and one cup of strong coffee (instead of two cups of milk and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee) and I add a heaping tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
I don't know if you do Dollar stores but they have raspberry chocolate instant coffee & mocha peppermint . My sister uses both of these with almond milk (we are D/F , not together) to make her frappes.1 T. cocoa powder. She loves them. I don't drink coffee.
She just found So Delicous creamer & s/f yogurt, she's thrilled.

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Thanks for the tips, rosethorns. It sounds like your sister came across a veritable treasure trove of goodies.

Actually, I now use a coffee substitute called Dandy Blend and am trying to avoid caffeine altogether.
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I am thinking about getting a Vitamix. Consumer Reports like the Pro 5200 better than the Pro 750 or 7500 (can't remember which) What is the consensus here-the one to buy? I want it to be my last blender. Thanks Anne
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I can't compare them from a usage standpoint, because mine is all I've used (it's a 5000 but very similar to the 5200) - a couple months back I tried to talk myself into the 7500 they were showing at a Costco road show, but realized I really didn't even WANT those presets - I prefer to do things according to how they're actually looking, not to some preset time. So I talked myself right back out of it again!

For those unfamiliar with a Vitamix, the presets might be nice til you get used to using such a powerful machine, but for me, it just wasn't necessary.

They had one for sale in Costco, in fact have had it for months now, since last Christmas I think, which sells for $399. That's not bad at all.
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Other than the presets which I don't think I would use anyway. Is there much difference? C reports gave the 7500 10 pts less in ratings. Is the power the same, and the motor? Thanks for the help. And which extra container? I appreciate your help.
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Anne, I don't know the answers, but I think if you visit the Vitamix website you can compare the models - let me know what you find out!
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Other than the presets which I don't think I would use anyway. Is there much difference? C reports gave the 7500 10 pts less in ratings. Is the power the same, and the motor? Thanks for the help. And which extra container? I appreciate your help.
Like Charski, I have a 5000, and agree that it's very similar to the 5200. I also have the Pro 750, which is exactly like the 7500 except that it has presets and the 7500 does not. The Pro 750 and the 7500 are Second Generation machines, e.g., they both have the stronger 2.2 HP motor; therefore, they have the torque to handle the 4 inch blade with which the new, shorter, broad based container is equipped. In addition, the Second Generation machines, unlike the 5200, have the cooling fan running at all speeds. The 5200's cooling fan only runs when the machine is on high, it does not function when the variable speed control is in use.

The machine with the presets that is sold at Costco Road Shows is not a Second Generation machine. It is the 6300, which is the same as the Professional Series 500. It has 3 presets whereas the Pro 750 has 5 presets.

The 5200 is a good machine. When we visit our daughter in Maryland, I use her Vitamix, which is a 5200; however, in my opinion, the Second Generation machines are superior to the earlier machines. If I did not feel that was true, then I certainly would not have purchased one, considering that I still have a 5000 that is running perfectly well. If Consumer Reports rates the 5200 higher than the 7500 or the Pro 750, then I would have to wonder about the accuracy of their testing procedures. The 5200 is a fine machine, but it is in no way superior to any of the Second Generation machines.

As to containers, if I could only have one extra container, it would have to be the 32 oz. wet container. That's the one I always reach for when I want to make a very small amount of something.
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where can I find some recipes on this thread? I haven't had a chance to read all 21 plus pages! I got my used vita mix and want to use it more.
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Lilybelle and Char-thanks so much. That really explained it. I read all the VM website and couldn't really determine the difference. In regard to Consumer Reports they liked the Ninja. I have seen them miss on many reports however overall that's where I like to start.
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I am goijg to look for the flavored coffee in our DG stores. Those sound good.
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The one our Costco has for $375 is the 5200S, black only. I keep looking at it....
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Terry, that's a good deal!
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Has anyone made ice cream in their vita mix? The instructions that I saw online look like a smoothie recipe. Ice, cream, milk. I can do that in my smoothie maker. I would like the thicker consistency of ice cream.....Thanks!
And soup. Anyone made soup? When the weather cools, I'd like to try soup.
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It may sound like a smoothie recipe but it makes ice cream. At least I hope so. I use dairy free homemade frozen yogurt to make my ice cream.
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If you search on this thread for ice cream you'll find LOTS of recipes, but yes, it will make soft-serve consistency ice cream. We love it.
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Do you know how to search this thread. If not at the top of the thread you will see a blue tool bar. There is a spot that says seach this thread. Any thread when you want to find something.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the info Rose and Char!!
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I am so excited. I ordered my Vitamix today and picked up the dry/grain container at Costco. I had to drive to Memphis to see it at Williams Sonoma but checked out the demo first at Costco and got the 2nd pitcher. I resisted the temptation to buy at WS as I knew I could get free shipping, no tax and an ebates refund-but it was so hard to walk away w/o it. Now I don't think I can stand it b/f it arrives. Thanks for all the help and info, folks.
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I am so excited. I ordered my Vitamix today and picked up the dry/grain container at Costco. I had to drive to Memphis to see it at Williams Sonoma but checked out the demo first at Costco and got the 2nd pitcher. I resisted the temptation to buy at WS as I knew I could get free shipping, no tax and an ebates refund-but it was so hard to walk away w/o it. Now I don't think I can stand it b/f it arrives. Thanks for all the help and info, folks.
Congratulations!

Enjoy your new machine, and don't forget to come back and tell us all about what you make with it first.
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