Peanut butter bread and green smoothies–in the Vitamix

Even though green smoothies are one of the main reasons I originally invested in a Vitamix sadly, I have only made 1 or 2 since I’ve owned my Vitamix since March of this year. Partly, because there are so many other delicious things that I have been making with my Vitamix, I truly have not had the time. Well, it’s getting to be the end of summer, and I thought that I had better start gorging on fresh fruits and vegetables. So, I thought I would make more green smoothies. I made one last weekend (did not take pictures) with grapes, banana, pineapple, apple, spinach and ice. I added no additional sweetener and it was delicious! Today, I decided to make another and remembered to take photos.

Today’s super smoothie ingredients: banana, orange, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 apple (peeled, no seeds), 1 c fresh pineapple, 1 big handful of fresh spinach, some grape tomatoes, 2 frozen strawberries, a few frozen peaches, and about 1 1/2 c ice.

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I put everything into the Vitamix and used my tamper to blend it all.

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I turned on the Vitamix (variable 1) and gradually increased to variable 10. Then, switched it to High. I made sure to blend it long enough that everything was well blended–but not long enough for the liquid to get warm. I blended for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Here is the super smoothie in all its green glory!

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I enjoyed my super green “juice” with my “boosted” instant noodles.

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I forgot to buy breakfast items at the grocery store last night. After flipping through my Vitamix cookbook, I decided to make some peanut butter bread. It would give me a few days breakfasts and I could also vacuum-seal a few slices and send it to my sister in Afghanistan.

Here are the ingredients for Peanut butter bread in the Vitamix:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 t salt

4 t baking soda

1 1/2 cupes of 1% milk or soy milk

1/3 c sugar

1/2 c natural peanut butter

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine flours, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

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Place milk, sugar and PB into the Vitamix container and secure lid.

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Select variable 1 and turn on machine and quickly increase to variable 5. Blend for 20 seconds. Remove lid and add dry ingredients. Continue to blend for 10-20 seconds.

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Pour into the prepared loaf pan. “Slam against counter a couple of times to release some air bubbles. Bake for 45-50 minutes.Picture 100

It was delicous–slightly dense, a moderate peanut butter flavor and not overly sweet. Hope my sister and her fellow soldiers enjoy!

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