Happy Tuesday all! Can you believe there is already OVER 670+ entries for the Vitamix Giveaway!? Actually, I’m not surprised. This product is worth the hype! I think we’re en route to a new Powercakes Giveaway record number of entries. You all ROCK! Just incase you didn’t already know that.
Today I’ve got a new recipe for you that not only is DELISH on it’s own…but I rolled it over into a savory recipe for tomorrow!
Oh, & did I mention there is another giveaway tomorrow? Yup.
The first recipe I wanted to try whenever I received the Vitamix was NUT BUTTER! How awesome that I can now make my own without blowing out my blender motor? I didn’t have peanuts on hand, and I was antsy, so I grabbed some pumpkin seeds which resulted in the above picture. Aka a bowl of creamy-deliciousness.
TIP: I first, being antsy, jumped into using the smoothie cup but then quickly found out that I needed the help of the tamper (the stick-like tool that helps push the ingredients into the blades), to help my motor from being ruined. You see…the tamper helps circulate the seeds/nuts so they don’t just get stuck and cause your blade to wonder why it’s spinning.
I used about 2 cups of seeds into the container.
- Pour seeds or nuts into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades. (this is KEY!)
- In 1 minute, you will hear a high pitched chugging sound. Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, the motor sound will change from a high pitch to a low laboring sound. Stop machine.
- Store in an airtight container. It can also be frozen for longer storage.
CAUTION: Over processing will cause overheating to your machine. Do not process for more than 1 minute after mixture starts circulating freely.
NOW – For a recipe variation and how I made it even more CREAMY was that I added about 1/2 cup of Almond Milk to the butter & continued to process.
Once it was creamy consistency, I added some sea salt.
You could also add some sweetener if you desire – honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia would be great!
So you may be thinking this would go great on toast, crackers, powercakes, or to dip fruit/veggies into…and truth be told – you’re right!
BUT tomorrow I’m bringing to you a creative way that I used my Pumpkin Seed Butter that involves ANOTHER giveaway.
That’s right – TWO giveaways in ONE week and the next one is kind of spicy hmmm…
I’m off to teach & train, see you tomorrow!
Be true to you,