All tagged Vitamix

Lighter Pumpkin Pancakes

This recipe was inspired by the pumpkin pancakes from the Quinoa 365 cookbook, which are delicious and decadent, but are a pretty heavy breakfast. I've created this lighter healthier version based on the more traditional paleo pancakes I whip up quickly in my blender. 

Silky Chocolate Pie (Penelope's Passion)

Who doesnt' love chocolate, and this decadent dessert is full of chocolatey goodness! it's lighter than traditional cream-based chocolate pies, silky smooth in texture and doesn't involve any cooking! Also gluten-free and dairy-free :) Our family friend never eats desert, but she loved this one so much she had second helpings at Christmas and at Easter and requested that I name it Penelope's Passion!

Creamy Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Who doesn't love hummus!? And this is one of the creamiest ones I've ever tried. It's adapted from the Jerusalem hummus recipe (or a version of it) that I found on another blog. I have made hummus before, but it's never been this good - I'm hooked! Hummus is a great nutritious appetizer - full of fiber, complex carbs and protein, this version is a bit lower in fat than many store bought versions, it's much more cost effective, plus you get to skip the preservatives - win-win! :) 

Orange Julius, the Natural Way

Who doesn't love an Orange Julius? Slightly sweet, deliciously frothy. My roommate found a similar recipe years ago for us to try, and we loved it! I can't remember where it's from, but I've re-created it with a few modifications :) Without any added sugar or other preservatives in commercial drinks, I use real fruit and milk to create a pretty close match for the original!