I love nothing more than a challenge, so when I was asked to create smoothie and ice cream recipes with hidden vegetables in, I did not hesitate for a second.
The people challenging me to create a new recipe were none other than Vitamix. Ok, I have kept this secret for so long (5 days) I think I might burst…. I am officially going to be working with Vitamix! Can you believe it? Me neither! Granted, I might have been wooing the brand for the past six months, but this is such an exciting collaboration I keep pinching myself!
The first time I saw a Vitamix machine in action, I fell in love. How sad (possibly weird, too) does that make me sound? The live demonstration I saw convinced me to invest in a Pro 300. I had never spent that much money on kitchen equipment but I did not regret my purchase for one second.
As my first phone conversation with the lovely people at Vitamix was unfolding, I was already plotting to trick various family members by feeding them vegetables they hate. I decided to start with Hubby and Beanie. He cannot stand courgettes and she seems to wince at the sight of a carrot…
With no further ado, I bring you my delicious frozen fruit & raw veg ice cream.
No-Churn Ice Cream with no Added Sugar
- 1 peach
- 2 apricots
- 10 strawberries
- 2 bananas
- 1 baby courgette zucchini, whole
- 2 baby carrots skin on
- 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
Wash the peach and apricot. Pat dry. Stone and chop them. Wash then hull the strawberries. Peel and slice the bananas.
Place all fruit on a baking tray in the freezer. Alternatively, use a zip bag but you will have to separate the fruit later.
When the fruit has had enough time to freeze, wash and dry the carrots and courgette (zucchini).
Blend all fruit, together with the Greek yoghurt and raw vegetables.
Eat straight away!
I have not been paid for this post. I just love Vitamix! I will soon be trying the Pro 750 though! That is the best compensation I could ever get!