OMV (Oh My Vitamix)


Well, it’s like my god. I cant believe I have waited this long to warship it. I was at the Yoga Journal conference yesterday and next to taking Kathryn Budig’s class (she is such a rock star), the Vitamix demonstration was my next favorite workshop. I was holding off on buying one because I have a perfectly fine working blender at home. I mentioned this to the Vitamix guy, as he was preparing a green smoothie for me, and he replied, “It could be 10 years before your blender dies and then you have missed out on 10 years of preparing amazing foods”. OK, I know it’s his job to sell me a blender but he was so right. I blend green drinks nearly every day and this machine was like the tesla of blenders. So quick, light and easy to maneuver . While I was finishing my amazing green drink he blended me up some me hot raw soup, wow! So delicious! From hot soups to frozen deserts, I was convinced this machine could blend just about anything. So I slapped my 450 beans on the counter and walked out with a miracle.

My first concoction. Almond milk for my Quinoa Hot cereal


Almond Milk


3 cups (720 ml) water
1 cup (140 g) raw almonds
(sweetener, to taste optional)






Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
Blend for 2 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

Pour almond milk into a nut bag and filter through.


Creamy Quinoa Hot Cereal


1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 – 1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Agave
1 cup mixed fruit (bananas, berries, apricots, etc)
1 tbsp slivered/sliced almonds (optional)


Mix cooked quinoa, milk, and cinnamon in a sauté pan; cook slowly on a stove top. Sweeten to taste with agave. Top with fruit and almonds for a complete breakfast.

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3 Responses to “OMV (Oh My Vitamix)”

  1. Melissa says:

    If your in a rush make quinoa in a rice cooker the night before, it will be hot and ready to eat in the morning. Use left overs to make a quinoa salad, add your favorite veggies and dressing.

  2. Danielle says:

    Great idea Mel. It will last up to three days in the fridge. You can also add it to your soups.

  3. Melissa says:

    I have a great recipe for a quinoa salad….. stay tuned