Between booking your venue, choosing your favours and picking your bridesmaids, it is hard enough already to find the time to stay healthy in the run up to your big day. But we might just have found the solution! Vitamix blenders have long been the choice of passionate foodies for their speed, reliability and versatility making it easier than ever to whip up delicious recipes that will keep you on track long after your wedding day has finished. Even Meghan Markle is a fan, and regularly uses hers for smoothies, pestos and everything in between. The new Ascent models of Vitamix blenders have a sleek design, timer & range of presets making them an elegant addition to any kitchen countertop.
The versatility of a Vitamix makes it a great option for those looking to make some healthy swaps before the big day, as by making the recipes quickly and easily at home you know exactly what ingredients are going into your food. You can make your own ketchup, allowing you to control the sodium and sugar content, cauliflower pizza crusts for a low carb tasty treat, or even homemade nut milks which will be preservative free and only require nuts and water to make! It also has a ten-year warranty, meaning that the machine is guaranteed to see you through your newlywed years and beyond for a whole host of different culinary experiences, from making ice cream in the summer to piping hot soups in under 6 minutes for a winter warmer. If you’re still collating your wedding gifting list, you need to make sure this machine is on it!
We love this Thai ginger and cashew soup, which can be made from raw ingredients in only 5 minutes, with very minimal prep required - you can even leave the stalks and skins on most of the veggies. The power of the Vitamix means the blades blend the ingredients extremely finely, and the friction generated actually heats the soup so that it is ready to eat straight from pouring it out of the container. Take a look at the recipe below.
Recipe for Thai and cashew soup with Vitamix
2 cups (480 ml) water
1 carrot, halved
1 slice cabbage
1 stalk celery
1 slice red bell pepper
1 slice zucchini
1 green onion, diced
1 slice lemon, seeded
½ garlic clove, peeled
1 inch (3 cm) fresh ginger root
1 slice chili pepper
1 cup (125 g) raw cashews
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1 vegetable bouillon cube
Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10
Blend for 5 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
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