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Old 10-21-2010, 04:49 PM   #241
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I still use mine frequently. It's great for so many things.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #242
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I love my vita mix . I was sick when this was doing great.
I make ice cream with almond milk or coconut milk. Love it. love it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:57 PM   #243
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I have a recipe I make in it.

Berry and nut bar

1 c. almonds
1 c. pecans
1 c. hazelnuts
1/2 c. flaxseed
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. strawberries
1/2 c. blackberries
1/4 c. davinci syrup

Put everything in the vita-mix and blend at 1 and merge higher. Until coursely blended. Form into bars and bake for 3 hour at 200.

Pineapple Mint pesto sauce

1 c. pine nuts
2 garlic cloves peeled
3/4 c. olive oil
2 c. fresh mint or pineapple mint
1/2 bunch of parsley
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

Mix everything in the vita mix until blended. Good on fish.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:17 AM   #244
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I have a recipe I make in it.

Berry and nut bar

1 c. almonds
1 c. pecans
1 c. hazelnuts
1/2 c. flaxseed
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. strawberries
1/2 c. blackberries
1/4 c. davinci syrup

Put everything in the vita-mix and blend at 1 and merge higher. Until coursely blended. Form into bars and bake for 3 hour at 200.

Pineapple Mint pesto sauce

1 c. pine nuts
2 garlic cloves peeled
3/4 c. olive oil
2 c. fresh mint or pineapple mint
1/2 bunch of parsley
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

Mix everything in the vita mix until blended. Good on fish.
Now I want one even more!!!! Thanks Rosethorns
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:30 AM   #245
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Esther, can you post your coconut milk ice cream recipe, please?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #246
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Sure Soobee

Any kind ice cream

1 cup coconut milk or almond or soy milk freeze in ice cube trays
1/2 cup to 1 c. of frozen fruit
1 splenda quik pak or 1/4 tsp liquid sucralose or 1 c. gradual splenda

Put all in Vita-mix and blend on 1 to start then go to the highest for about 1 min. This makes 2 servings. Enjoy.


I use this formula to make any kind of ice cream. I also use Davinci syrups for different flavors.

1 c. frozen your milk coconut or any
1/2 c. Davinci irish cream, kuhulua, coconut , peppermint, peanutbutter etc.
sweetner to your taste

mix in vita mix. Serves 2


This is great stuff.

I also grow different mints apple mint, pineapple mint and chocolate mint. I use these mints to make ice cream and cookies. Great flavor.

There you go young lady. Its worth it.

Love it.

I'm so allergic to so many foods. I've learned how to do these things with what I can eat. Great stuff.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #247
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:45 AM   #248
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Hiya I'm new to the forum and have to say I LOVE MY VITAMIX! I'm in my second week of induction now so can't wait to start using it soon.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #249
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Oh YAY! Another VitaMix lover!

Welcome to the boards, Curvesgal, can't wait to hear some of the things YOU like to make in your VM!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #251
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #252
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Sacrilege!

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #253
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Sacrilege!

I know, right?

"Well at least I can do something about it now."

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #254
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:23 AM   #255
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How well does the vita mix ground nuts? I notice when I use my coffee grinder I still have little pieces that dont ground up all the way and I have to sift them a lot.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:21 AM   #256
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Well I love it to ground nuts. It's better than a coffee grinder. You still have to sift it but it can be done all at one time. 3 or 4 cups at once. I make my almond milk and almond butter with it.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:37 AM   #257
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I went to Vitamix's website and saw demonstrations of how to make a "cheese bake" which could be done with cauliflower, I guess. And how to make almond milk. And sorbet. Yep, I want one.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #258
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I love mine. But don't use it often enough. I really should branch out and use it for more things.
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I just bought a refurbished model. I think it will pay for itself in one year because I wont have to buy almond & coconut milks.

So far the almond milk I have made is very much like store bought. The coconut milk is very thick. The recipe from Vitamix calls for 1c dry coconut to 2c water. I am using dehydrated coconut. Any tips on this other than increasing the water?
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I just bought a refurbished model. I think it will pay for itself in one year because I wont have to buy almond & coconut milks.

So far the almond milk I have made is very much like store bought. The coconut milk is very thick. The recipe from Vitamix calls for 1c dry coconut to 2c water. I am using dehydrated coconut. Any tips on this other than increasing the water?
I didn't think about making almond milk and coconut milk!!! Wow, yet another reason to buy a vitamix~~~ how do you make the milk??
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Thanks to whomever revitalized this thread as I would never have found it otherwise. My VM story is that I had wanted one for years ever since I saw it demonstrated way back in the early '60's but could never afford one. Forgot about it for years until my DH was selling at a country fair about 1997 and the VM demo was right across from his booth. He was given samples every day for 10 days and "convinced" me that we had to have one...the best kitchen gadget ever!!!

I used to use it daily for our morning smoothie but now not so often. Loved the Broccoli cheese soup and still make that frequently, although I don't heat it in the VM..just mix and nuke it. The only coleslaw he likes is the "chopped type" from the VM although I like mine shredded, so I make it for him occasionally.

Never heard of the 32-oz container; can it be used on the 4000? Guess I gotta go to the VM web site to see if you can still pick them up.

Thanks again, Mary in SoCal
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Mary, call the 800 number and ask them if they have a 32 oz. container for the 4000. Is that the Maxi 4000? With the chrome container? That's the one I had first!
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Mary the almond milk recipe is 1c almonds & 3c water. You can strain it if needed but I am too lazy. The coconut milk is very good but too thick so I am going to try 1c dehyrated coconut to 3.5c of water. I think a bit of regular milk mixed in is good too. I am going to try lemonade from fresh lemons & lemon ice this weekend.
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Mary the almond milk recipe is 1c almonds & 3c water. You can strain it if needed but I am too lazy. The coconut milk is very good but too thick so I am going to try 1c dehyrated coconut to 3.5c of water. I think a bit of regular milk mixed in is good too. I am going to try lemonade from fresh lemons & lemon ice this weekend.
Thanks...I really want a vitamix...even more now that I could make my own almond milk!! I need to talk to dh....I was looking at them last night! Drooling here!!! Enjoy yours, have fun making lemonade!!
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I made their lemon ice cream or sherbet or whatever they called it and didn't care for it - it had the whole lemon in it. Not sure if it was all the white pith or seeds or what? And I have these nice sweet Meyer lemons!

So just be aware if the recipe calls for the whole fruit...

MARY, you do NOT have a Vitamix?? [Char faints] Girl you GOTTA get one! I love my refurb 5000! (I also loved my "bought used" Maxi 4000....)
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I made their lemon ice cream or sherbet or whatever they called it and didn't care for it - it had the whole lemon in it. Not sure if it was all the white pith or seeds or what? And I have these nice sweet Meyer lemons!

So just be aware if the recipe calls for the whole fruit...

MARY, you do NOT have a Vitamix?? [Char faints] Girl you GOTTA get one! I love my refurb 5000! (I also loved my "bought used" Maxi 4000....)
No Char...I am standing at the edge waiting to take the plunge!!! I really really want one though! And of course, I want the most expensive one they've got!! (I want that 32oz container!!!) I am so difficult!!
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I my Vita Mix!

I use it nearly every day, mostly to make a variety of smoothies. My breakfast with soaked chia seeds and some frozen fruit such as cranberries and orange.

When I bought the Vita Mix about 5 years ago it came with a recipe book - great recipes in there!

The Black Bean Soup is one of my favs and Artichoke Red Pepper soup oh and of course Raspberry Ice Cream mmmm!

Nothing beats the Vita Mix!
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Don't look for ME to pull you back from the brink.
I know..I need you to give me an ever-so-light push forward...that's all it would take!!

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YAY!!! Just let me know what you all will get here!!! (That would REALLY be fun!!)
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