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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 16 46 PM

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

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 11 25 PM

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?)

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 07 31 PM

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.

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Photo 2016-01-16, 2 59 05 PM
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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 29 21 PM

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.

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 19 35 PM

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.

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 30 58 PM

The colour.

The texture.

The everything.

I love you Mrs. Vitamix.

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 03 05 PM

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.

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Photo 2016-01-16, 3 11 38 PM
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