So, you finally caved and got yourself a proper high-power blender: The Vitamix. Go you! But if you find it's collecting dust instead of pulverizing food to itty-bitty microns, don’t sweat it. First of all, your Vitamix can do so much more than just make smoothies. Vitamix recently released a recipe app with over 500 recipes to keep you blending on the reg. Here, their most unexpected recipes to inspire you to bust yours out for everything from matcha tea to whipped cream to cashew milk.
Caramel Espresso Frappé: Beat the coffee shop line, and whirl this frothy caffeinated caramel treat at home.
All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour: Master gluten-free baking like never before with this all-purpose flour.
Black Bean Soup: Yes, you can cook soup in your Vitamix — no stovetop needed. Start with this hearty black bean and chickpea recipe that’s packed with flavor. Alternatively, try a broccoli cheese soup.
Thin Crust Pizza Dough: What? Yes — pretend your Vitamix is a food processor, and start making homemade pizza dough in seconds.
Not-So Cheese Sauce: This cheese-free nacho sauce would be obviously tasty smothered all over tortilla chips, but you can drizzle it on steamed broccoli or roasted potatoes too.
Whole Wheat Waffles: These light and fluffy waffles are a quick fix for a weekend family breakfast. Top with fresh fruit and syrup and enjoy.
Almond Cookies: Yep, even cookie dough can be assembled in your Vitamix without a mixer. Chop and bake for the holidays or any day really.
Pear Mango Avocado Baby Food: The best baby food doesn’t come from a jar; it comes from your kitchen. This recipe requires only pear, mango, and avocado.
Whipped Cream: Making whipped cream by hand can strain your biceps and neck. No thanks! Instead, blend the heavy whipping cream up in your Vitamix. Get creative by adding a tablespoon of your favorite extract.
Cashew Milk: All you need is one cup of cashews to yield over a quart of cashew milk, then use it in savory or sweet applications.
Iced Bubble Matcha Tea: Why hand-whisk matcha when you can blend it? Put your homemade nut milk to work with this refreshing and energizing drink.
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