Swap takeout for takehome. Delicious and healthy eats with your Vitamix!

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Tired of that same old boring takeout routine? We all know healthy eating is important, but whipping up fancy meals after work can feel like a chore. Enter your trusty blender – yep, you heard that right! A Vitamix can be your secret weapon for creating awesome, healthy dishes that are both delicious and ridiculously easy.

Let’s talk about some worthy recipes that caught our eye. Food blogger @littlekalegirl has these amazing Healthier Chocolate-Dipped Waffles that are basically a guilt-free dream come true. Packed with good-for-you stuff like milk (or swap with Almond milk) and strawberries, the batter comes together in your Vitamix in like, two shakes. Plus, these waffles are healthy enough for breakfast *and* dessert (don’t judge, we won’t).

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 strawberries
  • 1 cup chocolate drops

What do we do?

  1. Cut up strawberries into quarters.
  2. Place into your Vitamix container milk, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, flour, and sugar. Blend the mixture at a speed 8-9 for 50 seconds.
  3. Pre heat waffle iron until hot. Brush oil on the waffle iron.
  4. Fill the waffle iron with batter and top it with a few pieces of strawberries. Cook until golden brown.
  5. Melt chocolate drops. Dip each waffle edge in melted chocolate.
  6. Serve with fresh fruits and maple syrup.

Craving something savoury? Vegan queen @chloeevegan has a Cheesy Garlic and Zucchini Pasta recipe that’s de-lish. Forget watery, flavourless “healthy” pasta dishes – this one is bursting with creamy, dreamy zucchini sauce that perfectly coats the pasta (or swap for zucchini noodles). It’s light yet satisfying, and trust us, everyone at the table will ask for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1/2 brown onion
  • 1 head garlic, top chopped off to reveal cloves
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 100g frozen spinach, cooked
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 500g pasta
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Let’s make magic!

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C and line two baking trays.
  2. Slice the zucchinis into circles approximately 0.3mm thick. Place into a large bowl and drizzle over olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Line on the baking trays, avoiding overlapping.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the same bowl to soak up any remaining oil. Place the onion in the centre of one of the trays. Wrap the garlic in foil and place it next to the onion.
  4. Place both trays in the oven and roast for 40 minutes, switching the top and bottom trays halfway, or until the zucchini is tender and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Reserve 1/3 of the zucchini circles for serving.
  5. Meanwhile, boil water in a large pot, add the pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  6. To the @vitamix_aunz, add the roasted zucchini, onion and garlic (discarding the skin). Add the sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, frozen spinach, water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Process until smooth, adding a dash more water if needed.
  7. To serve, mix the pasta with the zucchini sauce and top with the reserved zucchini circles. Optionally garnish with sunflower seeds, vegan feta and fresh herbs. Enjoy! Store in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

The best part about Vitamix blenders? There’s one for pretty much every budget. Here’s the lowdown on two popular models:

Vitamix Explorian E310 Blender: This is your awesome starter pack into the world of high-powered blending. It’s got a crazy strong motor and variable speeds, so it tackles both the waffles and the pasta sauce with ease. Plus, the container size is perfect for whipping up medium-sized batches – think enough waffles to share (or not ).

Vitamix A3500i Ascent Series Smart Blender: Wanna feel like a total master chef? This top-of-the-line model is basically magic. It recognizes which container you’re using, has pre-programmed settings for tons of recipes, and you can even control it with your voice! Perfect for anyone who wants a seamless, futuristic blending experience.

So, whether you’re a budget-conscious foodie or a full-on kitchen gadget geek, there’s a Vitamix blender out there waiting to transform your healthy eating game. Ditch the takeout menus and hello amazing, nutritious meals that take minutes to make!

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