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Did I tell you that I got a Vitamix as a holiday gift from thefeedfeed and Vitamix? Well. Yessiree I did and I’m very thankful to both of them for sending this my way. The only way I can describe this piece of machinery is…..

It’s the Ferrari of blenders.

Here are some of things IT MAKES:

1) the best smoothies EVER 2) HOT soup….yes HOT 3) frozen desserts – I can’t even 4) juice 5) milk from nuts and other things 6) dough 7) batters 8) nut butters 9) dressings 10) ground flour 11) purées 12) dips and spreads

And to top it all off…….it cleans itself….yes there’s a cleaning program button too.

What more do you need? I wish it would also do my laundry but I won’t push my luck.

My husband has been using it more than me lately as he is juicing and smoothiefying all his vegetables – Yes, it’s January and he’s on a diet.

This past weekend, I thought it might be a good idea for me to finally take this baby for a whirl. I had all the necessary ingredients to make a berry frozen yogurt (two is all you need….can you believe that?)

Oh and I wanted to dress it up with mint. Mint is one thing that grows in our garden. I think I may have mentioned that in the past. The thing about mint is this…..when it grows…….IT GROWS. It actually takes over. Like a viral plant. I have seen cases where mint can grow from one backyard to the neighbours. It’s insane. Well, up until a few weeks ago I picked my last sprig of parsley from the garden.

Believe it or not, there was still some hearty mint out there. Last week it snowed – A LOT. I wasn’t sure if the mint had endured the frost and amount of snow that came down but I needed to check it out. This was it folks. Buried beneath a heap of snow, I struck gold, or mint in this case. I think I have finally come to the conclusion that our garden is closed for the season.

Here’s what I ended up with. A bowl of heavenly deliciousness. This was the easiest thing ever to make and you can serve it straight from your Vitamix OR do what I did…….freeze it a bit longer so that you have a nice solid scoop to work with.

I’m sorry but I can’t stop looking at this.

The colour.

The texture.

The everything.

I love you Mrs. Vitamix.

2 Ingredient Black & Blue Frozen Yogurt -1½ cups (360 g) yogurt (for Vegan you can use coconut yogurt) -1½ lbs (680 g) frozen berries (I used blackberries & blueberries)

1) Place all ingredients into the Vitamix in order listed. 2) Select the Frozen Dessert program. 3) Start machine & blend for 55 seconds. 4) I needed to use the tamper to get all the frozen berries to blend. 5) Serve immediately or place in freezer to firm up a bit more.

RecipesDebi TraubComment