Friday, June 25, 2010

Smoothie Madness

Did you know you can cook with a blender? I can hardly wait to try this baby out. Maybe it will accompany me to the family reunion, complete with recipe book.

Online recipes:

2 c apple jouce
3/4 c plums
2 c raspberries, frozen
1 c ice

Add apple juice and plums to WildSide pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothies”. Add the remaining ingredients and secure lid. Press the “Whole Juice” button. Pour into 9″ x 13″ pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Using a large spoon or fork, scrape frozen crystals from edges of pan into liquid.

Repeat this process every 30 minutes or until mixture is frozen about 2-3 hours. Using a fork, scrape and break up granita into shaving pieces and serve in chilled dessert dishes.
1 c raw cashews
1/2 large red bell pepper
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
Seed pepper and cut into pieces for food process. Add everything into the food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Pesto (Food Processor)
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 ounce basil, stemmed (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ounce parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated

Put the garlic, pine nuts, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Process to a smooth paste. Add the basil, one handful at a time, processing to a paste after each addition. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream, and process until smooth. Stir in the cheese.

To sauce pasta: Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water when you drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the pesto, and use the reserved water to thin to the desired consistency.

Very Berry Soup

4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (nearly thawed)
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup milk
6 Tbsp agave, divided
¼ cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen (nearly thawed)

Add strawberries, yogurt, orange juice, milk and 4 Tbsp cup agave to Basic or WildSide pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothie” and pour soup base into 6 bowls. Rinse jar and add remaining agave (2 tbsp), water, lemon juice, and raspberries to pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothie” and drizzle over soup base. Swirl drizzled mixture with a spoon for a dramatic effect.

Easy Salsa

1 can (20 oz.) whole tomatoes, do not drain
½ medium onion, halved
½ tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
1 can (4 oz.) green chilies, do not drain
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 drop hot sauce

Add ingredients to the Basic or WildSide pitcher in the order listed above and secure lid. Press the “Pulse” button 5-10 times until the desired consistency is achieved.

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Ron & Gayla said...

I hope we get to try some of these good sounding recipes

The Begay Family said...
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The Begay Family said...

I will have to give this a try, but first I need to purchase a blender. The one that we have is on it's last legs. :(