I got my Vitamix! I got my Vitamix! March 4th was the day. I opened up the box and there staring back at me was a beautiful, shiny, black and silver, state-of-the-art blending machine. Come to me baby and let's see what magic we can make.
Here's one of the first things I made. It's really fast to whip up and uses up a bunch of those frozen, over-ripe bananas we all have in the freezer.
Mango Pistachio "Ice Cream"
1/4 cup almond milk, and extra for desired consistency
1 cup frozen banana chunks
1 cup mango chunks
1 T agave nectar (optional)
2T unsalted pistachios
Although you can use any type of blender, you'll get a creamier texture with the vitamix. Pour in the milk and then the fruit and agave. Wizz it up. You'll probably have to turn the blender off a few times and moosh the contents around due to air pockets. Add more almond milk until you get the desired consistency, but not too much or you'll end up with a smoothie. Then add the pistachios and give it a final blend until the nuts break up a bit.
To freeze bananas, peel and cut the very ripe fruit into 1" chunks. Place bananas in a large plastic bag and arrange in a single layer. Freeze for at least 24 hours. I always have a bag of these going in my freezer. When the bag gets low, I just add some more.
As far as the almond milk goes, you can substitute any non-dairy milk product. I like almond milk because it has a thick, creamy texture.
If you don't have agave nectar, use honey, or omit it all together. If the fruit is sweet you don't really need it.
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