Vitamix Recipes – Caveman Keto https://cavemanketo.com Weight loss through low carb cooking Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Low Carb Ice Cream | Vitamix Recipes https://cavemanketo.com/low-carb-ice-cream/ https://cavemanketo.com/low-carb-ice-cream/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:02:22 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5758 Ice cream on keto?! What is this sorcery? The Vitamix of course 😉 In the latest edition of my Vitamix Recipes series I’m going to show you how to make low carb ice cream in under a minute! There aren’t that many dessert recipes on my site (its mostly bacon) but once and a while …

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Ice cream on keto?! What is this sorcery? The Vitamix of course 😉 In the latest edition of my Vitamix Recipes series I’m going to show you how to make low carb ice cream in under a minute! There aren’t that many dessert recipes on my site (its mostly bacon) but once and a while its nice to bring some low carb sweets into the mix. Read on to learn how to make a keto friendly strawberry ice cream with a blender!

Ingredients for Low Carb Ice Cream

Here’s the laydown of the ingredients.  Most of these are in every ketoers fridge anyway.  You have your very own Caveman Keto Vanilla, right? You might wonder why strawberries. Well it turns out they are one of the lowest carb fruits, especially since a small amount will add a lot of strawberry flavor. 100 grams has 7.68 grams of carbs and 2g of fiber for net 5.68 carbs.  So each serving is getting a very small amount of carbs. For the sweetness, I use EZ-Sweetz which is liquid sucralose.

Measuring Cream for Low Carb Ice Cream

Start with the liquids so the blades have something to catch.  I build all of these recipes right in the blender on top of my scale and just zero if after each ingredient.

Blender Stack for Low Carb Ice Cream

Here’s all the ingredients in the Vitamix.

Vitamix Ice Cream

Mmm, ice cream in a blender!

Low Carb Ice Cream

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical that I could get ice cream out of a blender but its really good! For a harder consistency, freeze for 30-60 minutes before scooping. If you freeze some, microwave it for 27 seconds the next day before scooping to get it soft again.

Low Carb Ice Cream | Vitamix Recipes
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th (120g)
  • Calories: 179
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 16 drops EZ-Sweetz (1/3 cup sweetener equivalent)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 strawberries (100g)
  • Around ¾ cup ice (194 g)
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed
  2. Using the variable speed section, start on 1 until the solids have been pulverized then slowly rotate to 10 while using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades; blend for 30-60 seconds until mounds form
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
OXO Kitchen Scale
To really count calories on keto a good scale is essential. This one is the best. Period. It measures down to 0.1g, can handle up to 11 lbs and has a pull out display so you can put large items on it! Check out my MFP guide for more info on tracking calories.

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Broccoli Soup | Vitamix Recipes https://cavemanketo.com/broccoli-soup/ https://cavemanketo.com/broccoli-soup/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:27:39 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5742 Today I’m going to make a delicious, creamy Broccoli soup, all cooked in the Vitamix! Cooking food in the Vitamix still amazes me.  How can a blender actually cook food? It turns out that the friction from extended blending heats the liquids to near boiling temperatures and can cook the food. A few weeks ago …

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Today I’m going to make a delicious, creamy Broccoli soup, all cooked in the Vitamix! Cooking food in the Vitamix still amazes me.  How can a blender actually cook food? It turns out that the friction from extended blending heats the liquids to near boiling temperatures and can cook the food. A few weeks ago I tested this out and cooked scrambled eggs. We’re going to use the same principle to make a quick soup. If you’re just reading about blending, check out the rest of the recipes in this series under the Vitamix Recipes tag.

Ingredients for Broccoli Soup

Here’s a shot of all the ingredients. I’m using almond milk as part of the mix to reduce the calories but if you want, you could just use more heavy cream.

Cutting up the Broccoli

I used a fresh head of broccoli but you could also use frozen.  I cut the florets off of the stem and just used the florets.  I tried using the entire head including the stem but the soup had a woody taste to it.  My wife didn’t mind the taste but I like it better with just the florets.

Liquids First

As with all Vitamix Recipes, you want to properly stack the ingredients.  You want to make sure there is no air gap near the blades so you always start with the liquids.

Squishy Stuff Next

After the liquids come the soft ingredients, in this case cheese.

Then the Solids

Finally, add in the solid ingredients like the broccoli and onions.

Broccoli Soup in the Vitamix before Blending

Here’s a view of the stack up with the liquids on the bottom and the solids on top.

Broccoli Soup in the Vitamix

As you can see, we’re using one of the pre-programmed modes of the Vitamix. This is the soup mode that starts out slow to blend the ingredients into a liquid and then goes to high for 5 minutes to heat the soup up.  If you don’t have this mode, just use the variable speed and do 1-3 for 30 seconds until blended and then 10 for 5 minutes.

The Vitamix Really Does Heat Soup

The end of this recipe is really cool, after blending for 5+ minutes you remove the lid and a whiff of steam comes out!  I checked the mixture with my Thermapen at the end and you can see its at 191 degrees! The Vitamix really does cook food!!

Broccoli in the Bowl

For some added flair and texture, I put some more broccoli florets at the bottom of the soup.

Broccoli Soup

I served the soup in little ramekins and topped it with some salt, pepper, cheddar cheese and a broccoli floret!

Broccoli Soup
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 130g
  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 10g
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese (115g)
  • 1 Head Broccoli (202g) (7 oz Broccoli), steamed
  • ½ onion (70g)
  • ½ Chicken Bouillon Cube
Instructions
  1. If starting with a head of broccoli, cut off just the florets
  2. Steam the florets in the microwave (3 minutes with a little water in a bowl) or on the stove
  3. Add in the liquid ingredients into the blender
  4. Add in the cheese, broccoli and onion
  5. Break up the bouillon cube and sprinkle it over the top
  6. Mix on the soup setting
  7. Serve!
Notes
The stalks of the Broccoli have a woody taste, so I don't include them in the soup. I tried it both ways and liked it better without the stalks but you can make it either way.
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
Thermapen
This probably shouldn’t be the first thing you buy for your keto kitchen, but eventually, you’ll end up buying this thermapen. It seams ridiculous to blow $80+ on a temperature probe but once you go through 5 other cheap ones, or burn your hand waiting for the temperature to stabilize, you’ll wish you just picked one of these up. Its way faster and more accurate at reading temperature and I now almost exclusively cook meat to a done temperature rather than a specific time.

Non-slip Cutting Board
Let’s face it, keto involves a lot of prep. You’ve got to slice all those vegetables, cut up all that meat and not just any old board will do. Make sure to grab yourself a nice non-slip one for the kitchen!

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Coffee Smoothie https://cavemanketo.com/coffee-smoothie/ https://cavemanketo.com/coffee-smoothie/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:28:31 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5730 The recipe I was most looking forward to was a Coffee Smoothie! I’ve never tried to formulate a low carb blended ice drink at a coffee shop because I was always afraid of what they put in those things. I’ve tried making a Coffee Smoothie before with my old blender but I always was left …

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The recipe I was most looking forward to was a Coffee Smoothie! I’ve never tried to formulate a low carb blended ice drink at a coffee shop because I was always afraid of what they put in those things. I’ve tried making a Coffee Smoothie before with my old blender but I always was left with chunks of ice or a blended mess that’s half liquid. Now that I’ve got my trust Vitamix I knew I could bang one out of the park!  Read on for the recipe and also check out my  Low Carb Smoothies section for more great blended beverages!!Coffee Smoothie Ingredients

I really threw everything but the kitchen sink at this one but luckily other than the cream its all near zero calories. I used some Torani Sugar Free Syrups for both the sweetening and the flavoring for this smoothie. I actually used two different types of coffee.  I did some double strength coffee ice cubes and some regular cold coffee.Coffee Smoothie Before Mixing

Start by layering the ingredients into the Vitamix. You want the liquids to go on the bottom, then the powders or semi solids followed by the ice.  The liquids make it so that when the blending starts there isn’t an air gap and its more likely to blend. I’ve found that you generally you want an equal portion of liquid to ice for the recipe to blend well.Coffee Smoothie in Vitamix

Speaking of blending, here’s a GIF of the Coffee Smoothie during the blending process.  Isn’t it cool how it forms the ripple pattern while blending?Coffee Smoothie After Mixing

Now the recipe is ready for serving! I did use the taper to make sure all the ingredients made it into the blades.Coffee Smoothie

Mmm! This turned out amazing!

Coffee Smoothie
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 16 Oz
  • Calories: 216
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
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Ingredients
  • 6 Oz Cold Coffee
  • 4 Oz Heavy Cream
  • 4 Oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Oz Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Oz Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 16 Oz by weight Ice (Cold ice or frozen coffee, I used 6 Oz Coffee Cubes and 10 Oz Ice Cubes)
Instructions
  1. Add the liquids to the blender, then the powder and then the ice
  2. Use the smoothie setting on the Vitamix with the tamper attachment to push the mix towards the blades
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.
Metal Spoon Straws
You know those straws they always had for slurpies at 7-11? Relive your childhood with these metal, washable equivalents. Adds extra flair to drinks and adds a practical touch for Low Carb Smoothies!!

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Scrambled Eggs – Vitamix Style! https://cavemanketo.com/scrambled-eggs-vitamix/ https://cavemanketo.com/scrambled-eggs-vitamix/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:56:27 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5720 Today I’m going to show you how to make scrambled eggs at the push of a button! I’ve only had the Vitamix for a few weeks now but I am totally hooked!  I’ve been busy coming up with low carb, keto friendly Vitamix Recipes to test out with this thing. This week I wanted to …

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Today I’m going to show you how to make scrambled eggs at the push of a button! I’ve only had the Vitamix for a few weeks now but I am totally hooked!  I’ve been busy coming up with low carb, keto friendly Vitamix Recipes to test out with this thing. This week I wanted to try out one of the hotter features of the Vitamix which is it can actually cook food! It blends for so long that the friction causes the food to heat up.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that the meal I like to play with the most is breakfast. I decided to try and see if I could make scrambled eggs in a blender, not just mixing them, but cooking them!  Read on to see how it went …

Scrambled Eggs Vitamix Style
Today’s recipe is in a fancy GIF format, let me know in the comments if you think its useful or whether its a waste of time 🙂 This recipe is super simple in that you just dump the ingredients in the blender and turn it on. Make sure to put the liquids in first, then the solids. If you put the solids in first, it will create an air gap around the blade and it won’t mix properly. For the actual cooking of the eggs, you use the soup setting. If you’re blender doesn’t have the presets, slowly increase the speed until its at max and let it run for 5 minutes or until the eggs harden.

They ended up with a super smooth and fluffy consistency with almost no cleanup!  If you’ve got a Vitamix, try it out!

Scrambled Eggs - Vitamix Style!
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 2
  • Calories: 395
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 26g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 6 Eggs
  • 30 ml Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Oz. Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the liquids into the Vitamix container (eggs and heavy cream)
  2. Add the garlic and cheese
  3. Blend using the soup setting on the Vitamix, it will actually cook the eggs! (If you're blender doesn't have a soup setting, cook on high for 5-6 minutes until it solidifies)
  4. Serve and top with salt and pepper
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor
I first got this food processor as a wedding gift and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Well, let me tell you, its been a godsend on keto! I shred cheese, slice brussels sprouts, and rice cauliflower like a boss!

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Avocado Smoothie https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/ https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:15:47 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5695 You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me …

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You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me the blender I always wanted, the Vitamix Pro 750!! First up on my list to make is an Avocado shake that my sister raves about.  I’ve tried it before with my old blender but it always had big blocks of ice and didn’t ever fully mix.  I decided to revisit it with the Vitamix and it was awesome!

Look for more Vitamix Recipes as I experiment with this bad boy over the next few months. I also plan on starting a low carb smoothie series to cover all the keto options out there. Supposedly you can make all sorts of crazy nut butters and soups with this thing as well. If you have any good suggestions or recipes for me sound off in the comments!

Avocado Smoothie IngredientsHere’s the Vitamix with all the ingredients you’re going to use. The original recipe had all heavy cream but it was just way too many calories so I split it up into half Almond Milk and half heavy whipping cream.  You can use any sweetener but I prefer liquid EZ-sweetz since its concentrated, liquid and easy to use.Avocado Smoothie AssemblyIn an effort to reduce the number of pictures for each recipe, I tried entering the 20th century with a GIF! In general with blending, you want to add the liquids first, then the solids, followed by the ice.  The liquids reduce the chance of an air gap and help the blender mix the ingredients effectively.  Start with the almond milk, then the heavy cream, EZ-Sweetz, an avocado and then the ice!Avocado Smoothie Ingredients on Vitamix

Here’s the bad boy ready to rip!  I started with the variable section of the mixer but ended up using the smoothie setting.  It was a lot more effective in blending it and getting the right consistency.Vitamix Recipe for Avocado Smoothie Blended

Here’s the Vitamix in action destroying those avocados!Avocado SmoothieHere’s the finished low carb smoothie! The consistency is like a light yogurt with a nice, sweet taste. This is perfect on its own or could serve as a nice base for adding in other flavors like nut butters or protein powders! I served it in a 16 Oz. Ball Jar with a metal spoon straw. The Ball Jar’s are great because you can mix up a smoothie and throw it in the refrigerator for later.

Avocado Shake
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 587
  • Fat: 58g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 6g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 3 Oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Drops EZ-sweetz
  • 1 Avocado (230g whole, 175g de-skined and de-seeded)
  • 6 Ice Cubes (3 Oz)
Instructions
  1. Add the Almond milk, heavy whipping cream and EZ-sweetz to the vitamix
  2. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and remove the flesh from the skin, add to the mixer
  3. Add in 3 oz of ice (6 cubes from my ice maker)
  4. Blend on the smoothie section of your vitamix or until the mixture is yogurt consistency if using a regular blender
  5. Serve or refrigerate!
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
Metal Spoon Straws
You know those straws they always had for slurpies at 7-11? Relive your childhood with these metal, washable equivalents. Adds extra flair to drinks and adds a practical touch for Low Carb Smoothies!!

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