Not gonna lie, I’ve received some pretty awesome gifts in my lifetime. But the Vita-mix would definitely be in the top 3. I don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s seriously the best. kitchen. appliance. ever.

I literally use the thing at LEAST once a day. Usually more. Here are some of my basic Vita-mix ideas.

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Banana Ice Cream

  •    6 cubes of frozen soy milk
  •    splash of not-frozen soymilk
  •    1 frozen banana
  •    2 packets stevia
  •    1 tbsp peanut butter

Throw the banana and splash of not-frozen soymilk into the blender and start blending. Slowly add your cubes of frozen soymilk and blend blend blend. (If you have a vitamix, you can just throw it all in at once.) Toss in the stevia and blend!

banana smoothie with about time whey

Top with peanut butter and/or granola. Eat ice cream for breakfast, and rejoice knowing that it only has ~200 calories (give or take the pb+granola) but tastes like a huge bowl of super creamy ice cream.

But tonight, I wanted to try something NEW in the Vita-mix. So I thought, why not make my own peanut butter? Can’t be that hard!

banana-smoothie

 

I started by measuring 2 cups of roasted, salted TJ’s peanuts, then I started blending in the Vita-mix, and added ~ 1tbsp of honey…

And in about 5 minutes, I had my very own jar of peanut butter!

honey-roasted-peanut-butter

YUM!!! It’s creamy and crunchy and sweet and salty and amazing! I’m REALLY excited to top my ice cream with this tomorrow morning 😉

I’m thinking next time I’ll make almond butter…

Which brings me to the question… what’s your favorite nut butter?

<3 Liz