Week Two of the Vitamix Challenge is Here!
The THM Vitamix Challenge Week Two is here! I’m so excited about how many of you have stepped out of your comfort zone during week one. Not only did you challenge yourself to use your machine daily but you ventured out and tried new recipes! This week our focus is on soups and snacks.
Just tuning In to the Vitamix Challenge?
We’re turning the struggle of learning how to use your Vitamix high speed blender into a joyful journey. The goal for this challenge is to help you learn how to use your blender more effectively and efficiently so it becomes a valued tool in your kitchen.
The THM Vitamix Blender Challenge runs for four weeks starting January 6 and will run until Jan 31st. However, this challenge can be used by anyone at anytime! You can find week one (1) of the challenge here: THM Vitamix Blender Challenge
If you are not familiar with Trim Healthy Mama you can learn more about it here – The Trim Healthy Mama Plan.
About this Week’s Challenge
This week’s focus will be trim healthy soups and snacks keeping the ingredients and techniques simple so you achieve outstanding results. We are still using simple recipes, simple ingredients and easy blends but we’ll move into some more challenging recipes. This progression will help you to gain even more confidence.
Vitamix Challenge Tip for Week Two
This week’s Vitamix tip is about blending on high. Whether you’re making smoothies, soups, or even thicker blends like hummus or nut butter, you’ll almost always get the best results by starting the blender on low and quickly ramping up to high. Also, don’t forget to bring along your best friend, the tamper, for pushing those ingredients down into the blades. Never, ever use your tamper without the lid.
Helpful Items for the Week Two Challenge Recipes
Here are some of the tried and true items used to create recipes for this week’s challenge. I love my 32 ounce wet container, especially for creating smaller batches. The Vitamix Blade Scraper is a great tool, especially for cleaning out nut butters and dips from your container. The cup adapter for the legacy machines is great for cold single serve recipes, small batch salsas and dressings. Lastly, the USA Pan baking sheet is what I use for baking or roasting veggies. (As an An Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases, but your price never changes.)
About the Challenge Recipes for Week Two
Not many blenders can heat soup without a stove, or pulverize almonds into smooth, spreadable almond butter but you can with a Vitamix! Creating a soup for lunch from scratch is fast, easy, and full of whole-food ingredients. Snacks and nut butters are quick and easy creations that your whole family will enjoy with no added preservatives or sugars.
This week’s soup recipes will use a combo of cooking techniques from pressure cooking, steaming to roasting. Yes, you can start with raw ingredients for soups but the Vitamix does not cook your food; it will bring the ingredients up to a serving temperature. You will get the best flavored soups when roasting, sauteing or steaming your veggies.
This week’s snack recipes will give you both savory and sweet with easy and affordable ingredients.
- Fresh Salsa – THM FP
- Spicy Black Bean Dip – THM E
- Peanut Butter – THM S
- Almond Butter – THM S
- Cashew Butter – THM S
- Cottage Berry Whip – THM F Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook page 374
- Brownie Batter Hummus – THM E from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
- Berry Yummy Gummies – THM FP from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook page 388
- Gluccie Puddings – THM FP from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook pages 350-351