Make Berry Beet Juice in a blender!
I was provided with a Personal Cup Adaptor by Vitamix for review and recipe development purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Berry Beet Juice is an accurate name for today's recipe but in our house, we just refer to it as the "best red juice" ever. I am a huge fan of beets as many of you know and love that I can blend them raw in my Vitamix. For real - You can make beet juice in a blender! When you have picky eaters in the family, the blender can help you sneak more nutrition and variation into the diet.
While it has always been easy to make juice at home in your blender it is now even easier with the Personal Cup Adaptor. Making personalized recipes to meet the individual preferences of any family member is downright simple. In the past, I would have made a big batch of juice, and everyone better like it the way I like. Now, it is so easy to substitute a little apple juice for the water in my daughter's blend to make it more enjoyable while still fooling her into drinking fruits and veggies. Win/Win. I've always wanted the benefits of the personal cup size with the power of my Vitamix Pro and this nifty adaptor didn't let me down.
Making Juice in a Blender vs Juicer
There are so many benefits of Whole Food Juicing and one of the main ones often cited is that you retain the fiber of the fruit and veggies. While this is important, I really appreciate how little prep and cleanup there is when I use my blender to make juice. If I had to take apart a juicer and clean it I would never, ever use it and the juicer would collect dust. Let's be honest. I really like the versatility of a high-powered blender like the Vitamix.
Getting the Perfect Blend
The 20-ounce blending cup is the perfect size for both blending and enjoying your juice. To ensure a great blend, make sure to reverse the order you normally put things into your blender jar. Normally, I put ice in last but since we are inverting this blender cup you need to put ice in first, followed by the beets and berries and liquid. Once you get this down you will not be disappointed in how easily this blends. If you are making big batches in your normal blender don't be afraid to use your tamper. The tamper is your friend! The first time I made juice using the personal cup adaptor I was afraid that it wouldn't blend properly because there was no tamper but the only thing missing was the Vitamix vortex.
What is your favorite juice blend?
I would love to hear from you. I'm always looking for new flavor combinations to add to my list of favorites. If you haven't already, you should also give this Cucumber Grapefruit Juice or this Cucumber Orange Pineapple Sunshine Juice a try!