Category Archives: Vitamix

Goatless Goat Cheese

This “cheese” makes a great cracker spread or is fantastic in a salad.

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  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, preferably soaked in warm water an hour or 2 in advance, then drained
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • pinch of salt
  • water, as needed (about 1/4 cup)

In a blender (high speed blender like a Vitamix would be best), combine all ingredients, added as little water as possible and blending until smooth.  (Let the blender run a couple of minutes to get it as smooth as possible.)

Place a standard coffee filter in a colander and place on a plate.  Pour the cashew blend into the coffee filter and place in the fridge.  Allow to chill and drain any additional water.  (The less water you have to add, the less that needs to drain.)  Once the consistency of a soft cheese, transfer to a container in the fridge until you need it.

Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream

This is easy to whip up in a Vitamix or other high powered blender.  If you don’t have one, you can still make it but you probably won’t be able to use the dates in place of sugar.

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  • 10 dates (or 1/4 cup sweetener/sugar/honey/maple syrup)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Place dates in Vitamix and run until well chopped.  Add remaining ingredients (start with 1/2 cup non-dairy milk and add more as needed) and blend, using the tamper.  Try not to blend it too long (but long enough so that it’s smooth) so it stays nice and cold!!  Serve immediately.  Healthy and YUM.

(If you don’t have a Vitamix, you are probably best off with a food processor over a standard blender.  You could still try it with the dates, otherwise use the sugar and process all ingredients together until smooth.)