This post was sponsored by Vitamix.
If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know that I love my Vitamix! My 5200 model traveled with me to 4 different apartments in 4 different cities! I think it was about time for an upgrade.
Vitamix recently released their E320 model as part of their Explorian series, exclusive to Costco. I love this blender because it is one of the more affordable machines, but doesn’t lack in performance. I also find that it’s a lot quieter than some of the older models. The Vitamix E320 makes my time in the kitchen so much more efficient. Plus, it’s easy to clean! All you have to do is rinse the container, add 1-2 drops of dish soap, fill the container with warm water and run on high for 30-60 seconds. Rinse, dry and voila! Now that it’s getting a bit chillier outside, I’m excited to make more soups and stews with Vitamix. Grab one of my favorite recipes below.
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1 large organic red bell pepper
6 organic vine tomatoes
1 medium organic white onion
1 can full-fat organic coconut milk
4 cups organic vegetable broth
1 bulb organic garlic
¼ cup organic fresh basil
2 tablespoons organic olive oil
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut red bell pepper, tomatoes, and onion into fourths.
- In a medium-sized bowl, toss the red bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, and basil with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Place the mixture on a baking sheet.
- Chop off the top of your garlic bulb. Leave it in the shell so that it doesn’t get too dry. Drizzle olive oil on top of the bulb and add it to your baking sheet with veggies. Remove and peel the garlic after 20 minutes. Bake the veggies for 1 hour.
- Warm your veggie broth in a pot on the stove while the veggies cool down. Once you see steam, remove from heat.
- Add your veggies, peeled garlic, chili flakes, turmeric, remaining black pepper, remaining salt, broth and 1/2 cup of coconut milk to the Vitamix container.
- Start the blender on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase to Variable Speed 10, and then switch to High. Run on high for 30 to 60 seconds.
- Turn off the High switch. Slowly decrease the Variable Speed back down to 1. Pour your soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.
*Recipe adapted from Healthnut Nutrition.
All photos by WillPowerPhotos for That’s Chelsea