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As a mom & entrepreneur that’s always on the move, mornings are a very busy time of day! That’s why I like to rely on easy-to-prepare breakfast solutions that satisfy the whole family. To help streamline my everyday food prep, I recently received the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender and it has seriously been the coolest addition to my kitchen in a long time!
We use this high-powered blender every day. The versatility of this machine is awesome- it can be used to prepare salsas, soups, baked goods, crepes, coffee drinks, nut butters, smoothies & so much more. By minimizing the time & effort required to prepare meals, Vitamix is helping me find extra time in the mornings (and throughout the day) – and that means more time available to play with the kids & spend time with the hubby!
Today I will share with you three easy breakfast ideas using my new Vitamix blender: Cinnamon Chia Almond Butter, Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Bowl, and Maple Cinnamon Almond Milk Frappuccino.
Cinnamon Chia Almond Butter
Homemade almond butter is a real treat. It’s not only nutritious & easy to make (thanks to the 2HP motor of the Vitamix), but it’s also pure goodness with no added preservatives or flavorings. To get started, I like to roast about 2 cups of almonds in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Even if you purchase roasted almonds at the store, pop them into the oven for 10 minutes- it will warm them throughout, get them softer & make their oils easier to extract.
Next add the almonds to the Vitamix container along with 3 tbsp melted coconut oil (or another oil of your choice). I love that the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender features a large 48 oz container so it’s perfect for blending medium batches of food for the entire family.
Start up your Vitamix on Level 1 and work your way up to Level 6-7. With ten variable speeds, it’s easy to fine-tune every texture with precision… all the way from the smoothest purees to the thickest salsas. There’s even a pulse feature to create a fancy coarse chop over a smooth purée. This is food prep at its finest – you’re only limited by your imagination!
After about 30-45 seconds of blending, you will have to use the tamper to push the almond mixture down into the blades. It’s at this point that I also add some extra flavorings to the container: chia seeds (for extra crunch), cinnamon (for subtle spine) and raw honey (for added sweetness). After all, you can find almond butter at the store, but you certainly won’t be able to find it with your favorite flavorings… and definitely not for the low price-per-serving that you can achieve when you make it at home.
Once done, the mixture will be smooth & perfect. With a powerful 2 HP motor, this Vitamix blender can handle even the toughest ingredients and still create the smoothest blends.
This almond butter is absolutely perfect on some toast with a side of sliced strawberries for breakfast.
The almond butter can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Bowl
A smoothie (or smoothie bowl) is always a smart, time-saving choice for breakfast. I love that it’s easy to combine a wide variety of wholesome ingredients and create a nutritious, delicious breakfast. For this smoothie bowl, I combined 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup spinach, 2 tbsp chia seeds & 1 tbsp honey into the Vitamix container.
I love that I don’t need to chop up the fruits/veggies into small pieces. I also don’t have to defrost the frozen fruit. I can just throw everything in there and the Vitamix can easily handle it all. Talk about convenience!
Check out how smooth the mixture is after a quick whiz around the machine.
I pour the mixture into a bowl and top with shredded coconut, slivered almonds, chia seeds & cacao nibs. Breakfast is served!
Maple Cinnamon Almond Milk Frappuccino
My third breakfast recipe features a blended coffee beverage. While I enjoy the occasional trip to the coffee house, the costs of getting a frappuccino can be steep! Luckily, with the Vitamix, I can recreate my fave coffee shop drinks from home! Watch this video to see how I make my own.
This Maple Cinnamon Almond Milk Frappuccino is delicious… the perfect pick-me-up for those busy mornings! Paired with some eggs & fruits, this frap is a fine way to start the day!
Instead of rushing to the coffee shop in the morning (and dealing with traffic, parking, long lines, etc), I can simply make my own at home and save time & money. That’s a WIN in my book! Plus, clean up has never been easier: with a drop of dish soap and warm water, the Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
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To purchase your own Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender, you can shop online at Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, and Bed Bath & Beyond. It is also available in-store and online at Macy’s, Best Buy, Sur La Table, and Crate & Barrel. To find the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender in your area, visit this link for the full list of retailer locations.
Now that I’ve shared some easy breakfast recipes with you, I’d love to hear some of your best tips for a quick breakfast on the go. Would you love to experience the ease-of-use & convenience of the Vitamix blender?