Brazil Nut Banana Bread

January 10, 2017

Brazil Nut Banana Bread by Faring Well {vegan recipe}

I can hardly believe it’s been almost a year and a half since my last quick bread recipe. What have I been doing with all my bananas? Oh right, green smoothies. Well, time to move aside for a moment smoothies (just kidding, I’ll still enjoy you too) because it’s time to whip out the bread pan and make breakfast for the week. This loaf is full of goodies to qualify as breakfast. Sprouted spelt flour, ground flax, bananas, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and topped with my favorite selenium-rich brazil nuts (and some dark chocolate, if you’re into that too). You can leave it plain, or even add in some frozen blueberries if your feeling wild. Feel free to customize it to your liking. This is a good sized loaf, but I have an adjustment below the recipe for those of you wishing to halve the amount too.

This recipe came about when I was looking through the nifty cookbook that came with my new Vitamix A2500. Everything from the obvious soups and smoothies, to the less obvious salsas and pizza dough, were getting me all sorts of excited. I’ve had my 5200 for a bit now and couldn’t imagine my daily routine without it sitting on my countertop. It is by far the most valuable kitchen appliance I have ever owned, and I use it easily 3 or 4 times daily. But back to the story: I continued to flip through the pages of this recipe book until I came to a muffin batter, muffins could be neat to make – or even bread, I thought. But then the issue of the coconut oil being a solid in the winter, and needing to melt it beforehand seemed too cumbersome. Then I got to the section on the “soup setting”. This is where the Vitamix speeds up so fast it literally heats the mixture in a matter of five minutes or so. You could pour and serve the soup straight from the container! Then it hit me, thats how I could melt the coconut oil for the bread.

In went the batter with the solid coconut oil. I pressed the soup setting. And wa-la! In two minutes the Vitamix had the coconut oil melted, and the batter creamy and smooth. I then added the bananas and pulsed a few times to mash them up before pouring it all into my large mixing bowl holding the dry ingredients. A few batches later (perfecting the temperature and baking time) and I give you my new favorite brazil nut banana bread. This isn’t cake for breakfast, like most quick breads. Its on the healthier side, but still moist and perfectly sweet (to me) to qualify as breakfast or an afternoon snack. Of course, dessert is always an option too – and you can go a bit crazier with the chocolate if you’d like. Don’t have a Vitamix? Simply melt the coconut oil and add it to an upright blender with with the wet ingredients and proceed normally. Or you could enter to win (!!!) an A2500 in the comments below! (See beneath the recipe for the details on how to enter.)

Now to take a moment to thank you for your kind comments on my post last week, as well as via emails and on Instagram (stories with you guys are the best). I adore hearing from each one of you, and hope to continue chatting with you all increasingly more. It makes it feel like this “life” through FW is worth it, as if it has some sort of value, when I get to interact with you each day. Watching the stories you tag me in as you whip up my hummus I demonstrated the other week, or hemp sauce I posed about too, makes my week. I’ve heard from those of you making nut milk for the first time, because of a story you saw of mine that lead you to reach out to me to learn more. All of the shoutouts about last week’s sauce you are enjoying makes my heart so happy – to know someone else is excited about their food because I took a moment to share something. It gives me the energy to continue to do so each day. Especially when I am a peer as well, learning so much from those whom I follow (and am so grateful for) and learning from you too. Cheers to the small victories and to connecting with one another. Thank you for allowing me to experience this with you! – xx

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BRAZIL NUT BANANA BREAD
Makes 1 large loaf, about 8 to 10 servings. 

2 cups sprouted spelt flour
1 cup oat flour
6 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup coconut oil
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup plain nut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 medium, overripe bananas
10 brazil nuts
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Combine the spelt flour, oat flour, flax seeds, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, nut milk, and vanilla in your Vitamix. Set to the “soup” setting, and blend for 2 minutes (see notes if using standard blender). Once the coconut oil is melted and the mixture smooth, add the four bananas in pieces and pulse for another 10 to 20 seconds to combine.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry, and fold together using a spatula until just mixed. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment, and pour the banana bread mixture into the pan. Chop the brazil nuts and dark chocolate (is using) and sprinkle evenly on the top of the loaf. (Alternately, you can mix these directly into the batter too).

Bake the loaf for 1 hour and 10 minutes, checking with a knife in the center after 1 hour. Mine took the full time, but each oven is slightly different. Remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. Slice and serve, and store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter. Best enjoyed within 4 days.


NOTES: Make this a half batch and reduce the baking time to 30-35 minutes in the same sized pan. Don’t have a Vitamix? Simply melt the coconut oil and add it to an upright blender with with the wet ingredients and proceed normally. Feel free to leave out any of the brazil nuts and chocolate, and throw in other add-ins (like wild blueberries) to create different versions.


This post was done in collaboration with Vitamix. All words and opinions are my own, and I truly love (and use) this company’s fantastic blenders. Check out their new Ascent Series A2500 blender here

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag photos you post of my recipes with #FWmakers so I can see!


GIVEAWAY ** ended **: Enter to win an A2500 by Vitamix by leaving a comment below telling me what you are excited to use if for most! Open to US residents only, and runs through next Tuesday, January 17th.

249 Comments

  • Reply camyddd January 10, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Seeing this bread in your instastories got me too so excited that I actually wanted to DM you to hurry up and post the recipe! Now I now that this afternoon I’ll be procastibaking like a pro ; ) Also it would be a dream to win the Vitamix, I have such an obsession for this brand and their products! Unfortunately, I saw the giveaway is opened only to US residents : ( I was already dreaming about creamy nut milks and delicious smoothies…

    • Reply Hayden M January 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Mostly for soups and big nourishing smoothies. with a lil babe it gets REAL tricky to balance healthy meals with little time

      • Reply Hayden M January 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        Girl, I didn’t mean to post on your reply 😂

    • Reply Bre January 12, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      I am not sure that I could pick one – although my boy and I love soups so I guess that would be it.

  • Reply Beth R. January 10, 2017 at 4:02 am

    I make a lot of soups and sauces…so I’m very excited to use it for that!

  • Reply Rebeca January 10, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I hate bananas (I really do), but I’ll be making it for my guy, who’s been cooking all sort of delicious things for me as I navigate this “I don’t feel like cooking” funk.
    I love the high sides of your pan, mind sharing which one is it? The Vitamix looks amazing too, but I live in the wrong continent for this.

  • Reply KAMILA January 10, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Olá! O seu blog é lindo. Amei a receita, suas fotos são ótimas :)

  • Reply Savannah January 10, 2017 at 4:55 am

    I’ve been wanting a vitamix for quite some time now. Unfortunately I’m 17 with no job so it makes it a little difficult haha. What excites me most about it? EVERYTHING. I love to cook and I would love to get a blender that will blend without using a ton of liquid ( super thick smoothies!!!). This bread sounds so delicious! I’ve never really used Brazil nuts in my kitchen adventures, but I’ll definitely give this a go. When you did the fridge tour on your stories, why did you keep the nuts in the refrigerator? I’ve always kept mine in the cupboard. Is it better to store them that way?

  • Reply Alexa Mitsuda January 10, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I will definitely be using it for less traditional things, like purèeing tomatoes for tomatoes soup and butternut squash for butternut squashsoup. Of course, I can’t forget about my leafy green smoothies. The Vitamix has so many features that I think it will really broaden my horizons with cooking and allow to me to experiment much more. P.S. I live for your instagram stories!

  • Reply Gena January 10, 2017 at 5:20 am

    There are few things I love more than a good slice of banana bread, Jessie, and this is such a wonderful recipe. I love the thought to add chopped Brazil nuts — I don’t use them nearly enough, but I do love the way they taste, especially when they’re hanging out with dark chocolate :-)

  • Reply Mason January 10, 2017 at 5:22 am

    This recipe looks pretty amazing! I am sure the blender would be put to use making this recipe (of course!) as well as countless soups, smoothies, and vegan cheezes!

  • Reply joan January 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

    It would be a hard choice to decide what I would be most excited to use it for! Muffins and salsa are made in our house every week. Now is the season for soup. We always make our own pizza dough and sauce. I’ll go with muffins. I would be able to get them in the oven faster and my grandkids would love that. :)

    • Reply marisa January 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

      I accidentally bought spelt flour THREE times in a space of a couple of weeks, so i’ve been chasing recipes everywhere…! As bananas are a staple food for the whole family, the banana bread with spelt is a blessing from the sky! Thanks a lot! Let’s do it traditional style and who knows…with a Vitamix? :) thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kathy January 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

    I would use it for making smoothies mostly. But, also for making flours and nut butters.

  • Reply Karlie January 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would LOVE to win a Vitamix- i use my mini nutribullet and mix things in batches. I’m most excited to make nut butter and blended soups :) This recipe looks amazing jus need to get my hands on some brazil nuts! xo

  • Reply Ashley Chew January 10, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I would probably make lots of date caramel & cashew butter. They are my two go to ingredients for a lot of my raw desserts. And despite my best efforts we eat a lot of desserts;)

  • Reply Jess @ Nourished by Nutrition January 10, 2017 at 5:45 am

    You’ve done it again Jessie! Power punch with that selenium boost. Love it! Now this blender. The thought of being able to win this amazing appliance has me all giddy inside! The soup setting sounds life changing. I definitely could se myself making all the lattes in this having the nut milks heart and foam all in one. Fingers crossed. Hugs, friend.

  • Reply Sue Ellen January 10, 2017 at 5:48 am

    I eat primarily a whole food plant based diet and this would complement it tremendously! What a wonderful give away!

  • Reply Jessica January 10, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I already use my Vitamix on the soup setting, it’s the best invention! Even better than soups, it’s great for making hot chocolate and superfood lattes during these colder months. I’d love to have another Vitamix, so that I could make two different soups simultaneously. Or a soup and a hot drink, or a soup and a salad dressing. A two-Vitamix kitchen would make my cooking more efficient. Question about the bread – have you tried making it with a GF flour yet?

  • Reply Lisa January 10, 2017 at 5:58 am

    I would love to use a vitamix for nut milks and butters as well as the hemp sauce.
    The quick bread looks delicious! Unfortunately I have a problem with nuts but as you mentioned I will just leave out the Brazil nuts. What I wonder about is the coconut oil – I can’t handle that either. Do you think I could sub olive oil or is it not enough of a solid and should use vegan margarine instead?
    Thanks!

  • Reply Savannah January 10, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Suuuuuppper thick smoothies, hands down. My current blender needs a lot of liquid and it stops whenever the mixture is too thick. I would probably use it for everything though haha. This bread sounds amazing! I love cooking and making new recipes, but I’ve never really used Brazil nuts. They’re sitting in the depths of my cupboard, unused. Definitely going to try this using raspberries because raspberry with dark chocolate is everything! Can frozen berries be used if they are thawed, or will it mess up the batter?

  • Reply Alice Tilles January 10, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I would be OVER THE MOON to own a Vitamix! I would love to make the cashew-based sauces and vegan cashew-based cheesecake fillings that look soooo good but are unattainable with just a food processor. I’d also love to make my banana ice cream with less liquid than is required in my food processor! And making finely ground oat and almond flour. Ahhhh!!

  • Reply Vanessa January 10, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I would use it for sauces. Smooth sauces! This recipe looks delicious.

  • Reply Stephanie Schiltz January 10, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I would love to win this Vitamix. I’ve wanted one forever! I’d use it to make hot soups, nut butters, & so many other tasty foods. I can see uses on a daily basis.

  • Reply Chelsea | The Whole Bite January 10, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Love this bread! I would use the vitamix for EVERYTHING! But mostly soup, lots of almond and cashew butter…..oh, and this bread. Obviously :)

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full January 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Oh genius, I never thought about the fact that the vitamix would melt the coconut oil! So smart!! Just wanted to leave a note because I love ya girl, I already have a vitamix ;)

  • Reply Allison January 10, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I would love to win a vitamix! I would be most excited to make green smoothies with the kale and carrots from our garden!

  • Reply AO January 10, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I love to see the oft-rejected Brazil nut getting some love here! I enjoy sharing my kitchen creations at community meals and, never having owned a blender at all, am lusting after the possibilities of making smoothies, soups, and baked good batters for a crowd. Plus – plenty of nut butters and alternative baking flours for the house. Thanks for the opportunity, Jessie!

    • Reply Faring Well January 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Eeee! Congratulations AO! You won! I’m emailing you now for your mailing info <3 cannot wait for all that you create! XO

  • Reply Sarah January 10, 2017 at 7:22 am

    What a beautiful quick bread! I love just being able to whip up something super quick without having to wait for all that rising malarkey! I would definitely use the Vitamix for making rich nut butters and smooth nut milks – like vanilla cashew and hemp. I’m also a huge soup fan especially since the weather in Cali has been so rainy lately so that would be a bonus too :)

  • Reply Abby January 10, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I have been absolutely dying for a Vitamix! I love soup but hate the back and forth between pot and blender, and this would perfectly solve that issue!

  • Reply MeKayla l Currently Cooking January 10, 2017 at 7:25 am

    You can never have enough banana bread recipes hanging around. I’m intrigued by the use of a blender, I’ll have to try this out with my Vitamix when I get back home. I’m on 6 month trip around the world (on month three now) and missing my Vitamix more than ever! What a fantastic giveaway, having a good blender is so helpful in keeping a healthy eating habit <3

  • Reply Kylie January 10, 2017 at 7:29 am

    This banana bread looks DELICIOUS!!

    I’d love to use the Vitamix for making Bulletproof coffee and smoothies. I’m normally and oats girl but I’d love to switch it up every once in a while with a post-workout breakfast smoothie!

  • Reply Hanna January 10, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I have been looking up different vitamix blenders since my nutribullet bit the dust (my fault…should have just kept it for easy smoothies). Would love one for nut butters, blender banana breads, and SOUP! Plus making flours, nice and thick smoothies… so many options.

  • Reply Lynn Mahony | The Road to Honey January 10, 2017 at 7:49 am

    This post is reminding me that I really need to leverage my Vitamix more. I find that I am primarily using it to make smoothies or flours but I never really think of using it for doughs or even melting coconut oil (which I always find a pain to do for some reason). I definitely need to spend a little more time cozying up to that Vitamix book and having it out on the regular.

    As for this banana bread. . .girl!!!!. . .you need to make more quick breads because this beauty is completely & utterly irresistible. I’m definitely going to be noshing on this in the not-so-distant future.

  • Reply Starla January 10, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Wow that looks so delicious. Love that the Vitamin melts the coconut oil! I would use this for probably everything since I don’t have a blender at the moment. I would totally use it for soups, almond butter, salsas and green smoothies! xo

  • Reply jaime // the briny January 10, 2017 at 8:17 am

    smoothies smoothies smoothies! actually non-chunky ones 😂 I want a Vitamix so bad. right now I’m using an immersion blender with a cut-off carton of almond milk as the carafe. 🤠💩

  • Reply Cathy Brans January 10, 2017 at 8:26 am

    The bread sounds delicious and Brazil nuts are supposed to be the very healthiest. Had an old vitamix over 20 years ago. Would really love to have a new one.

  • Reply Anja January 10, 2017 at 8:28 am

    ohhh I can’t decide! first of all, this bread looks SO good! the texture looks perfect. I don’t like banana bread but I guess this would work with any sweeter fruit puree so I’ll probably try it with applesauce! with the vitamix I’d make rawnola and bliss balls, banana ice cream and thick smoothies, cashew cream and nut butters and everything else ;) I’ve never owned a proper blender or food processor so I have a lot of catch up to do :D

  • Reply Faye Chow January 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I would make lots of smoothies. And raw vegan cheesecake too! Blenders are great for so many things.

  • Reply Tamara January 10, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Soups! Vitamix would be great for making soup.

  • Reply Courtney January 10, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I love that you used the oft forgotten Brazil nut in this banana bread! Yum! I’ve been using my nutribullet for what I like to call “superfood lattes” in the morning but it’s on its last leg so a new blender would be perfect. I’d also be excited to try soups in it without having to heat them on the stove. Though I rarely comment I love the space you’ve created here and the genuine warmth you always exude. Much love to you <3

  • Reply Lawrence January 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Well, I was going to say smoothies, but maybe this banana bread excited me the most!!

  • Reply Kristen D January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Nut milks and gazpacho are some of the first things I would try and then attempt to branch out!!

  • Reply Karen January 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I’m most excited to make RAW DESSERTS!! Layered smoothies and banana nice cream and cashew cheesecakes. These have been helpful for overcoming my eating disorder, and I make them daily with my very old blender.

  • Reply Maia January 10, 2017 at 10:41 am

    My parents have a vitamix that I love using to make cashew milk! So quick and simple. Would love to have one of my own, thanks for running this giveaway :)

  • Reply Sandy Gunther January 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I’ve had a Vitamix for 40 years and it’s starting to slow down. I was thinking of buying a new one when it dies but winning on would be awesome!

  • Reply Jess | Urban Alchemy January 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I would make this, obvi!! <3

  • Reply Gabriela Coronado January 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I’m most excited to use it for: smoothies, soups, hummus, nut butters, nut based cheeses, nut milks, chai lattes, baking recipes, nice creams, salad dressings, green juices, salsas—basically LIFE! My vitamin is my most prized possession, I use it’s every single day and I’m so sad the one I have now is on it’s way out. I could really use another! 🙏🏻 hoping!

  • Reply sharon January 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I would love to use it to make ice cream and soups.

  • Reply Laura January 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Smoothies :)

  • Reply Kim January 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my goodness that looks so good! I’m a super fan of the less sweet, sweet breads so I will most certainly be making. Also a Vitamix is my most desired kitchen tool!! I would love love love one. I’ve been trying to get by making almond butter, hummus, and soups in the food processor but we all know its just never the same.

  • Reply Laura January 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    this sounds really good, I have all the ingredients except for the sprouted spelt flour! I’m not even sure where I could buy it around here, but sure I could get it on amazon! I actually got a vitamix for Christmas, and I love it!! I’ve only made smoothies in it so far and never thought about mixing ingredients in it! I am planning though to try a broccoli soup soon! Good Luck everyone! oh, and if I should be the lucky winner, I want to give it to my sister who is trying, along with her husband, to get into shape this year and I’d do anything to support them; this blender would be a great help!

  • Reply Caroline January 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Ever since visiting Argentina, I’ve become obsessed with chimichurri sauce and want to drizzle it over almost anything! A vitamix would be perfect for it!

  • Reply Joanna dixon January 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Drooling over your new vitamix since you got it a couple of weeks ago!
    I think I would pretty much make every meal in the vitamin;-). From morning bulletproof to after run green smoothie. Hummus for lunch, after school kids smoothie and soups for dinner! Maybe even some nana ice cream for desert! And of course this bread! Looks amazing!
    Tnx!
    Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Ashley January 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Freaking out about this giveaway! Mine broke this year and I’ve been mourning it for months. Thank you so much for the chance to win! :)

  • Reply Sarah January 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Vitamix is everything! There is nothing you cannot accomplish with one of these in your kitchen. I would love to experiment more with nut milks and sauces!

  • Reply Taylor J January 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I’d make a lot of soups for the cold winter months ahead, and to make frothy superfood hot chocolates! :) my nutribullet is on its last leg after many years of use, so this would be awesome to have in my kitchen!

  • Reply Jillian January 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    My favorite thing to make in a Vitamix is ultra velvety cashew cream. So decadent.

  • Reply Angela January 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Soups! Living in the upper Midwest, savory warm soups are necessary this time of year.

  • Reply Rose Christie Andora January 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I can’t even narrow it down to a single thing I’m most excited to make with the Vitamix. There’s the obvious daily butter coffee & smoothie. Then there’s nut butter, nut milks & hummus. But now, after reading your recipe, I’m also excited to try making bread batter with it! I don’t have a stand mixer so any baking I do has been pretty manual so this would be a game-changer!

  • Reply Holly Anderson January 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I would use it for EVERYTHING! Nut butters, nut milks, soups, smoothies, hummus, lattes, the list goes on. A Vitamix has been on my wish-list for way too long now, but as a broke (nutrition!) grad student it’s not a feasible purchase for me right now. Fingers mega crossed!! Love your recipes.

  • Reply Cindi Manchester January 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I’d love to use to start making soups. With my first toddler I struggle to re think meals to the style he likes. More and more I think thick soups bases are the answer. Here’s hoping!

  • Reply Victoria January 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I would love to use it for yummy green smoothies, and I’d love to learn new fun recipes to cook with it!

  • Reply Valeria Graves January 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I can’t wait to use the Vitamix for making homemade nut butters! I’ve been wanting something high powered to get a creamy nut butter consistency. This will definitely give me that and more! I also can’t wait to make different soups and smoothies as well. :)

  • Reply Lauren January 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I will try this for sure. Vitamix for smoothies allllll day!

  • Reply Erin Christine January 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Absolutely in love with your blog and your instagram feed! I’m super excited to use the Vitamix to whip up recipes to keep me healthy and happy through medical school the next few years! I suffer from an autoimmune disease called Ulcerative Colitis as well as IBSD, and feel that this would aid me in making wholesome food that will prevent future flare-ups. I thank you for this opportunity and look forward to more of your yummy meal ideas in the future!:) xoxox

  • Reply Melissa Parrish January 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I’d love to use the Vitamix blender for some really healthy soups for my family, I love soup! My husband and I also really love pesto, so I’d use it to make pesto, and it’d probably make the creamiest cauliflower purée! And of course in the summer time when I’m back at my work selling popsicles, I’d use it to make some smoothies to keep me hydrated and healthy during the day! And I’d share those smoothies with my son :)

  • Reply Nora January 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    So very inspired by all your recipes! I love making smoothies everyday but also anticipate the incredible aromas of this banana bread batter! I love the idea of owning a VITAMIX to make my own nut butter, creamy butternut squash soups, and a combo cashew, Brazil, and macadamia nut milk! The VITAMIX is the ultimate kitchen tool and I am currently saving up for one because I know it’s an investment worth making! Very excited to enter to win and also just make this delicious bread! I love baking with the sprouted spelt flour

  • Reply Karly Cody January 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Wow! I would be most excited to blend up some roasted veggies for warm, ready to serve winter soup!

  • Reply Rachael January 10, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make this and share with my family! I have always dreamed of having a Vitamix! I would probably use it for just about everything from smoothies, soups (I mean it doesn’t get better then butternut squash, carrot, and ginger soup), bulletproof tea, nut milks… but most importantly I would make babyfood for my baby boy! He’s 10 months old, the best thing that’s ever happened to me, a really good eater, and I’ve made all of his baby food by hand. This would make that a lot easier… although I might lose some muscles in my arms from not having mix everything myself 😜💪🏻
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful recipes with us! 💙

  • Reply Rachel January 10, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, I couldn’t imagine how easy it would be to make my smoothies in the morning with a Vitamix A2500!! I have always just had hand-me-down blenders and mine currently could use retirement! I’m waiting impatient and excited to see who wins this giveaway!! <3

  • Reply Nicole Megali January 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I’m a student and eating healthy in a college campus is TOUGH, so I would be so excited to use it for morning smoothies before class that I actually know the ingredients of and not the bottled ones they sell in the dining hall!

  • Reply Cheyenne January 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I would absolutely love to use my new vitamix to accomplish the correct consistency of my raw deserts and homemade baby food I can’t seem to get smooth and creaminess I’m trying to accomplish. Currently I’m using a small food processor that I have to do my desserts and baby food in batches since it’s so small. Hope I get lucky! Thank you!

  • Reply Alanna Parrish January 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    How can I choose just one thing???? I will use this every day to step my smoothie game up, make all the nut butters and nut milks, and sauces to spice things up. My family will have to be the taste testers whether they like it or not. Thanks for your post!

  • Reply Hannah January 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    There are so many recipes I would love to make using the Vitamix! I have been struggling with larger recipes using my nutri-bullet and cannot wait to be able to make a full size smoothie!!

  • Reply liz ryan January 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I can’t choose simply one thing I would be excited to use a vitamix for — I emailed you literally yesterday mentioning how I swoon over the Vitamix in your insta-stories! I would love to use a vitamix to simplify and perfect many of the recipes that, for me, currently require a food processor and/or my nutri-bullet and just aren’t.quite.perfect because of the lack-of vitamix in my kitchen! I most look forward to using a vitamix for savory dishes like soups that aren’t as often made in a blender! Thanks Jessie!

  • Reply Leah Galuban January 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Vitamix blenders are so beautiful!!! First of all, I’m obsessed with banana bread, so this would be first on my list. Thank you so much for sharing this AWESOME recipe! I would also love making soups, smoothie bowls, and hot chocolate! This would be a dream come true!

  • Reply Ruthann January 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Oh I would make super smoooooth green smoothies! Enough to drink a quart per day! 😊

  • Reply Ally Alanis January 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Holy cow! I’d definitely use the vitamin for this recipe! I’ve been looking for a fun way to get some selenium in my system, other than just eating them plain (I like them, but they can also get a little boring)–so this yummy bread looks like an A+ way to do that and get some other goodies in my gut as well!

  • Reply Jennifer Riley January 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    OMG! Everything! I’d like to make smoothies, soups, my coffee every morning and nut milks!

  • Reply Isa January 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Ohhh, I so have to make this, I just love banana bread!
    And I would probably use the Vitamix for everything, doesn’t matter if soups, smoothies, sauces, purée, frozen desserts, nut butters or maybe different kind of batters! There’re just endless possibilities:)

  • Reply Carolyn S January 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I’m expecting my first baby in March, and so I know having a multi-use kitchen appliance like the vitamix would make cooking fun, easy, and nutritious before and after baby comes! I would also make my own baby foods for the little one when they are old enough!

  • Reply Heather January 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Yummmm!! Almond mylk and smoothies. And your hummus 😁

  • Reply E lizabeth Mosser January 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I would LOVE to use this to make delicious soups and sauces for my husband and kids! I would love to use it to teach my kids how to make yummy smoothies too! Love your blog and thankful for what you do and how you share it!

  • Reply Kaylee Smith January 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I so admire your humbleness J, since following you I swear you have quickly become my favorite blogger/ health enthusiast to date; I look forward to your stories, posts, and insight everyday! (That hummus really is insanely good!!)
    If I won this dreamy Vitamix which I have been crushing on for awhile, I’d make more authentic sauces, dressings, and soups cause I’m all about dips but don’t no the right utensils to create em’.

  • Reply Kay January 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Excited to be making this banana bread with the Vitamix!!

  • Reply Melissa Caicexo January 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    That banana bread lioks AMAZING!!Any idea how to reduce some of the sugar?
    If i were to get a free Vitamix, I would definitely use it to start my nut butter business. Nut butters are so expensive and are often loaded with sugar. I use spice for flavor!

  • Reply Shazia January 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    The banana bread looks delicious 😊 I have been wanting a vitamix since so long, but cannot afford it because I’m a full time student. I would use the vitamix to make my fully raw vegan smoothies, cakes, pies, nice creams, nut butter, sauces, almond milk, etc. Being a fully raw vegan, my usage is about 2-3 times a day, everyday. Thank you for doing this 😊

  • Reply Sarah McNany January 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    all the nut butters😍

  • Reply Clare R January 10, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Owning my own vitamix would be amazing!! I love cooking, and I would use it to prepare almost all of meals! My personal favorites are sauces, soups, and smoothies, but I’d love to experiment with things like this bread and more!!

  • Reply Emily Kasnak January 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Every year I include the Vitamix on my Christmas list in hopes that it will make it into my pile of gifts. Unfortunately, another Christmas has gone by without a Vitamix, but this would be the perfect opportunity to get it into my kitchen appliance rotation. I am most excited to make nut butters, nut milks, and fun coffee beverages!

  • Reply Lolly January 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I’m currently saving up for a vitamix so to win one would completely make my month! I am most excited to be able to make smoothies. I know that’s so basic but my poor blender that I currently have smokes and whines every time I put anything frozen in it. I’m in desperate need of an upgrade.

  • Reply Kathryn January 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I would love to use this for green smoothies. ..they are my favorite but my current blender leaves bits of veggies so it is not very smooth. Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway!

  • Reply Danielle January 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I recently found out I’m intolerant to a lot of my favorite foods and decided to start making my own cashew milk, among other things. My old Ninja blender isn’t quite doing it for me anymore and would love to upgrade to a Vitamix. I think I would be most excited to try bulletproof coffee!!! And then maybe some fun sauces to add some spice to my lunches :) Maybe even some breads like this, but without banana because I am currently ‘challenging’ that food to see how my body reacts to it. Love everything your blog and Instagram have to offer. I watch your insta stories every day :)

  • Reply Alison Cowles January 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I am recently diagnosed with Candida overgrowth in my intestines due to being over prescribed antibiotics and an eternal love for carbs that didn’t help my case in fighting off the effects of the antibiotics. I have been giving my diet a TOTAL overhaul (gluten, dairy & egg free due to intolerance) and the Vitamix would be such a game changer for me. I would use it to make full fiber green smoothies in the morning to get day off to the right start to alkalize my digestive system and stop the growth of additional yeast. I would love to use to to make salad dressings and sauces for my lunch salads and roasted vegetables. I have also seen so many people use it for bullet proof coffee and chia seed puddings and I would love to incorporate that into my new healthy holistic lifestyle. Thank you so much for all of your helpful posts its great for me to use your posts as inspiration during my journey to a healthier gut.

  • Reply Elizabeth Brown January 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Omg I am dying to have a vitamix – it’s like the holy grail of blending, or at least in my geeky cooking brain it is 🙈 Actually really want to use it to make soup and nut butter! Separately, of course 😂. I love creative nut butter combos and have been dying to test a batch of cinnamon vanilla walnut butter. But on the savory side, I have had a craving for carrot ginger soup recently and I think this would do the trick!

  • Reply kate January 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful bread! I’ve been very into Brazil nuts lately as well, so good for our adrenals!

    I would use this beautiful blender for warm turmeric milks, winter squash soups, and all the blended coconut oil coffee :) mmmm

  • Reply Katie January 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Oooooooh, silky smooth cashew cream all day every day! Adapting all sorts of recipes to make them dairy-free/vegan. :)

  • Reply Ruthann January 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Oh I would make super smoooooooth green smoothies, enough to drink a quart a day!

  • Reply Darcie V January 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I wish this was open to Canadians too! :( but My dream is to have a Vitamix for smooth creamy cashew cream and frothy coffees. And it wouldn’t hurt for my daily green smoothies! Mm

  • Reply Roxanne January 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Gosh I would sooo love a vitamix to make delicious smoothies, dressings, and raw desserts, nananice cream, and nut milks! Not possible with the blender I have now. Thank you jessie for this chance!!😍

  • Reply Caroline January 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’m a college student who obsessed with eating clean and different health foods so naturally smoothies, smoothie bowls, and soups are my go-to quick and simple meals! I’ve been eyeing the Vitamix blenders for a while but my college tuition, book costs, and transportation costs have put my dream of owning one on hold. Eventually one day I hope to have one and create beautiful, healthy meals! Also, my dad and I always cook together and he has wanted one for his whole life as well but has put other expenses first. Our nutribullet just gave up after being over- used so this would be perfect timing for a new blender! :)

  • Reply Tiffany January 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    i am so excited to make acai bowl with vitamix, matcha latte and frap, fluffffy omelette! i never had a good blender and i would love a vitamix to make magic! 💕

  • Reply Tiffany January 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Nut milks and butters! We can’t get enough and my teeny blender doesn’t cut it!

  • Reply Christine January 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome! I would love to use a Vitamix to make my and my husband’s favorite simple green smoothie, which features five delicious ingredients: kale, spinach, wheatgrass, mango, and coconut milk.

  • Reply Steph January 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I would love to win the vitamix to make baking and cooking in general a lot more convenient as a grad student!

  • Reply Annie January 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Winning the new Vitamix would take my smoothies and soups to the NEXT level!! I have been an avid smoothie maker but have yet to try soup or bread in a vitamix. I love that it is quick and happens all in the blender … less mess = happy momma! :)

  • Reply Jayne January 10, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I have been trying to save for a Vitamix for so long. I think soup and hummus are the biggest things I’d like to make, but nut milk too. And nut butter. I’ve burned out so many blenders that I probably would have been better off buying the Vitamix first and figuring out how to pay for it in installments. :) Definitely going to try the bread recipe with or without the machine. It looks amazing.

  • Reply Kait Miller January 10, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I would love to make daily smoothies for myself and lattes for my fiancé!

  • Reply madi kolodgie January 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    literally everything. I’m serious EVERYTHING! I am in college and I work at a raw organic juice shop and I get so sad when I come home from work and don’t have the beautiful vitamix with me. I would use it for every meal, and I would probably make an excuse to use it for everything. I just started cooking food and posting it on my blog so this would be a huge help!! But I would probably be most excited to make the classic smoothies just because I know how smooth a vitmaix blends and I want to start my day out with a yummy smoothie lol!l

  • Reply Zsanae January 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Wow! Well I have been blessed to recently stumble upon your IG and am learning so much. Thank you. With our family of 5 we have several different allergies and the Vitamix would definitely be a help with creating these amazing, real food recipes.

  • Reply Mary-Kate January 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    At first I was going to say I am most excited about making smoothies because the blender I have isn’t quite big enough to add a bunch of fruit and veggies, (or powerful enough to really blend the harder stuff 🙈) But after seeing this post I now am pretty pumped to make breads, muffins, and batters to bake things! Vitamix’s seem to be miracle workers in the kitchen and I can’t wait to see them work their magic!

  • Reply Jennifer January 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhh!!! I have a $69 dollar blender that gets me by but oh the things I could do with a real vitamix!!! Only in my wildest dreams…but I’d be that odd ball vegan girl in McKineny Texas blending cashew sauce like no other. I’d make smoothies that actually blend, and I’d whip everything up in it. Vegan life would be so much easier :))) Cheers and happy blending to whoever wins it!!

  • Reply Emily January 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    First of all, gorgeous photos. And secondly, a VITAMIX?! That’s a dream come true. I can’t wait to use it to make super smooth soups, smoothies, and nut milks. I don’t know what I’ll use it for first!

  • Reply Elizabeth B January 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This looks amazing, can’t wait to try it! I would use the Vitamix to make some thicccckkkk smoothies, soups, banana nice cream, and well the list could go on forever!

  • Reply Lauren January 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I love making smoothies with my two year old. She picks a color and then we make a smoothie to match.

  • Reply Allie January 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Nut butters and silky smooth soup!! Also this banana bread.

  • Reply Kristine January 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Nut butter and nut milk !

  • Reply Alexa January 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    OMG! YES, the idea of winning a Vitamix makes me weak in the knees!!! I absolutely love to cook, bake, etc, (especially healthy and wholesome meals) so I would use this for EVERYTHING! I would probably start with making smoothies as inspired by you and @shutthekaleup because everything you girls make just looks SOOO delicious, nutritious, and satisfying. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat even more whole foods and cook them myself so there is no better appliance than the Vitamix to help me achieve that! <3

  • Reply Liz January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I would LOOOOVE to have a Vitamix and use it for EVERYTHING!!! Smoothies, hummus, my own nut milk, most of all some real food and of course your blog recipes. Please please please :))

  • Reply jacquie January 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    why this bread of course! not ever having had a vitamix or even a blender i’m not sure what I would use it for but would love the chance to explore the possibilities.

  • Reply Mary January 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my I would absolutely be ecstatic if I could win a Vitamix! I uses to watch all the demos at Costco when I was younger and just stand there the whole time while my mom shopped! ( seriously though I did that ; ) I begged her to get me one but they are pretty pricey. But as I have gotten older (19 yrs) I have found a love for food and nutrition and wholesome food. So if I were to win a Vitamix the things I could make would be endless! I could make thicker smoothies and hummus because of its power and little stomper it comes with to mix it while blending and I could make more healthy muffins or breads or desserts or even try making a soup in a blender! ( I have never done that!) I would love this sweet giveaway! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Reply Anna January 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I am excited for a numerous amount of green smoothies and delicious salsas and salad dressings. :)

  • Reply Taylor Tameifuna January 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I would love love love a vitamix. I’m really trying to learn how to cook for my husband and I and make sure we are well fed with healthy meals! I think making dressings and sauces would entice him to eat more veggies :) it would be so amazing to win!

  • Reply Sara January 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I would use the Vitamix to increase my cooking experiments with by 5 and 7 year old daughters. We make everything from scratch and the Vitamix would change our world!

  • Reply Sarah January 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I have and LOVE the basic vitamix. I would LOVE one that offer different speeds for different types of foods. I do soups in mine by pouring hot liquid into it (which is a bit precarious). Would love to heat soup up!

  • Reply Jaquie January 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’d love to win a Vitamix! I’d use it to make tons of smoothies and soups. I didn’t even realize I could use it to make bread! What a great idea!

    • Reply Jaquie January 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Also, so funny that the comment above me is from someone names Jaquie with a “c” (my parents forgot the “c”)

  • Reply Denise January 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I wanna make all the different nut butters as well as the pesto sauce for your bowl recipes! Love your insta stories btw :)

  • Reply Terri Cole January 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Here’s the honest truth: I already have a Vitamix. I want to win one for my mama. Some of my favorite things to make in mine: soup, oil-free salad dressings, hot chocolate(!) and cheese sauce. All vegan, of course.

  • Reply Ruthann January 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I would make super smoooooooth green smoothies, enough to drink a quart a day!

  • Reply Jessica January 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Well first of all I’m so excited to try out making this banana bread!! It looks delicious! But Im excited for smoothies!:) and hummus, breads, soups… it’s so hard to choose!!

  • Reply Ali Keener January 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I have been dreaming of a vitamix for quite some time now and it has never been in my budget….but now my dream may come true:) I have been struggling with my digestion for quite some time and often times it feels like a struggle to find the time to cook/eat the things that I know heal and nourishe me. A vitamix would be the perfect tool to cover all of my bases in a convenient and quality way- from soups to smoothies to dips to breads even (how cool!). I would be particularly excited and proud to use it to make delicious things with the produce I have grown in my very own garden. Dream, please come true…for me and my belly, too!

  • Reply Ali January 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I never thought of using the heating setting on a vitamix to melt coconut oil!

    I do not currently have one, but an old roommate did, one who was nice enough to let me use it. If I win, I plan to make a ton of banana bread, try out this quickbread, and whip up a batch of my favorite granola. All using the “soup” setting. I may even make some soup too.

    Thanks!
    a

  • Reply tommy January 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This SOCAL rain has been quite the inspiration to make soups, sauces, and more! Having a high tech blender such as the Vitamix would allow me and my boyfriend to continue creating recipes on the daily — I absolutely love your site, you have so many wonderful new ideas to try ( I especially love your go to green smoothie-now mine too)!

    Thanks for the inspo :)

    Cheers!!

  • Reply Katie January 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I would finally make a green smoothie with kale that actually blended well! And plenty of butternut squash/carrot soups!

  • Reply Sara January 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I am so beyond excited to use the Vitamix for delicious bakes and also to try making and mixing some frothy coffee in there like I see you doing!! Yumm!!!

  • Reply Molly January 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I would be most excited to use it to blend my cashew and almond butters! So much more fun to make it at home on your own. Also ALL the smoothies 😍😍

  • Reply Ashley January 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’m seriously most excited to use it for that delicious banana bread!!!

  • Reply Emily January 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I am in the midst of some serious winter where I live (I mean sub-zero temperatures serious). When the weather is this frigid, I crave soups, stews, and hot drinks around the clock. If it means that I get grip a warm mug/bowl, I’m there. Some of my favorite soups are blended vegetable soups. They look unassuming, but can pack a serious flavor punch and are perfect for sopping up with warm sourdough.

  • Reply Ashlynn Campagna January 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This banana bread looks amazing! I Vitamix has been on my wish list for quite some time…I’d love it to make nut butters and all the smoothies!!

  • Reply Carleeh January 10, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    If I won a new vitamix,I would be most excited to use it for blender juicing. Because we really require nutrients and love inventing our own juices and/or trying other peoples recipes.

    I find my life really revolves around a blender. Smoothie bowls, juices, soups, “bullet proof ” style coffee, and we have started to make use the blender for desserts too.
    Trying to live a clean and mostly raw lifestyle is funner with inspiration like yours. Thanks for the opportunity, I truly learn so much from you. I already make almost everything from scratch but now I have new skills. That is so important to me, helping me teach my kids how to make healthy things. Congrats to whoever wins, what a blessing it will be.
    -mamarazza

  • Reply Antonya January 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Yummmm! That bread! Will be trying tomorrow morning! If I won the Vitamix, what wouldn’t I use it for?? The possibility of making but butters and sauces/dressings is exhilarating though!

  • Reply Emily C. January 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Ooooh man, I would use a Vitamix for making banana ice cream and homemade nut butters! My current blender can barely handle the bananas and is much too weak for but butters! 😋

  • Reply Jessie scanlon January 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I have an intense job with long hours and I bring all of my meals to work. I’ll use it to make smoothies and soups. It will make food prep sundays so much easier. No more Sunday scaries!!

  • Reply Lilly Sory January 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I would use it to make smoothies and cappuccino! Your banana bread looks soooo good!!! 🙂

  • Reply Autumn January 10, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    This banana bread has me hooked oh my goodness it looks so good and wholesome!! A Vitamix would definitely come in handy for when I have my thick and creamy smoothies. My blender just can’t handle those guys.

  • Reply Julia Shreiber January 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    LOVE! Looks delicious :) With a lovely vitamix I’d be making smoothies and banana breads and coconut oil coffee … you name it, I’d be making it! The blender I have now isn’t the best and a vitamix is my dream!

  • Reply samantha January 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    i would love to win a vitamix! i am getting married next month and would use it to make my (future) new husband and i nut milks and smoothies – they taste so much better and are much creamier and smoother when made in a vitamix!

  • Reply Kait January 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I would be beyond excited to win a vitamix! Blending up my coffee, smoothies, salad dressings– & this bread recipe! The possibilities are endless! Oh, & thanks to you I started munching on one Brazil nut a day ((I have hypothyroidism)) & I really think they are helping. Love being able to find all natural ways to better my wellness without having to down another medication : ).

  • Reply Amanda S. January 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to make smoothies with the Vitamix!!

  • Reply Corinna January 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Always wanted a vitamix but unfortunately unable to fit into my budget. I would use the vitamix for my morning smoothies and my homemade soups for the week to help ease my busy weeks of school and work!

  • Reply Barb January 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I’m excited to use it (crossing fingers) for your awesome banana bread recipe! And, of course, salsas, delicious sauces, soup, smoothies…the list goes on.

  • Reply Alaina January 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Cashew cream–my 30 dollar craigslist food processor doesn’t quite cut it…

    I’d also use it whip up some cake batter for my upcoming 30th birthday!

  • Reply Yaritza January 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I want to make soup!! It’s awesome soup weather!

  • Reply Kathleen Anderson January 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Mmmm a vitamix….the options are endless! But I’m most excited to make green smoothies! Topped with tons of PB and granola

  • Reply Megan January 10, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I would love to win this so I can make super thick smoothies and my own non-dairy milk. I haven’t found a blender so far that can make non-dairy milk that doesn’t separate.

  • Reply Justine January 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Would love a vitamix to finally be able to make nut milks!

  • Reply Erin Diaz January 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve been dreaming about owning a vitamix since I started making green smoothies over 6 years ago. I would love to own one to make creamy nut based cheeses and dressings. No matter what blender or kitchen gadget I use, I never seem to get that smooth texture that the Vitamix is known for!

  • Reply Natalia M January 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I can never make good banana ice cream due to my limited kitchen appliance selection. Also, nut milks & butters wouldn’t seem like such a difficult thing to make with an appliance like vitamix. So basically everything. I want to make everything in a vitamix, as soon as I can get my hands on one.

  • Reply Rachael Poston January 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I thought my dairy free life would result in good but not amazing-tasting pastas and roasted veggies but thanks to your blog I won’t have to suffer! I would use mine to make your fab hemp sauces to gussy up all my dishes!!! xo

  • Reply Christine Baerwaldt January 10, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    This Brazil nut banana bread would be on my list for sure, but on the top would also be to make almond pate! I read about it when looking into a Vitamix and it sounds so creamy and delicious (hi…I have a pate addiction). Love your blog and instagram – keep it up! Made your hummus the other day – AHH-MAZING!

  • Reply Cynthia January 10, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Omg I’ve been dreaming about owning a vitamix forever!!! We cook daily at least 3-5 meals are consumed in our home daily! I had saved up money for a vitamix but then life happened and we had to use that money to cover some expenses that we incurred after our house flooded! I’m saving up again but man what a dream it would be to win one! Here’s to dreaming!!! We make smoothies and bullet proof coffee (minus foam 😂) on the daily in our home!!!

  • Reply Erin January 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I would use it for everything, but the first thing that popped into my mind was a smooth smoothie. Mine are always so lumpy with my cheapie no brand blender.

  • Reply Taylor Gillespie January 10, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I’d use the vitamix to make delicous vegan recipes for myself, my friends, and my family!

  • Reply Allie Whalen January 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Most definitely that amazing banana bread! And no shortage of smoothies for the kids and soup for date nights ☺

  • Reply Kara January 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    All the things! Smoothies and soups and nut butters oh my!

  • Reply Shelby Switzer January 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, this bread looks amazing and I must try it! But really, what can’t you use a vitamix for? I’d use it for making smoothies, pesto, hummus, allllll the soups, nut milks and butters, tahini dressings/dips, and butter coffee❤ Thanks Jessie!

  • Reply Maria Christine January 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I would love the Vitamix to make delicious breads just like yours for my little one.

  • Reply Chelsie January 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hello. 👋🏻 New to your blog and love it. Genius + simple banana bread recipe! Can’t wait to try it out. Would love the vitamix to whip up some of the hummus you make each week! 😋

  • Reply Celine levy January 10, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve always wanted a vitamix to make almond butter! Definitely yummy smoothies and golden milk!!

  • Reply Jessica January 10, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Ahh!
    I’ve been drooling over a vitamix for months! ( haven’t pulled the trigger yet).
    I’d use it for nut milks and sauced. Woo!

  • Reply Sara January 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I see so many recipes that use a vitamix & I don’t even own a blender anymore since mine broke. It would be awesome to make something as simple as an acai bowl or some banana nice cream again. I also would love to make my own nut milks! :)

  • Reply Payton January 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I have wonderful memories of eating brioche french toast with a deeeeelicious berry coulis at my aunty’s house. She always used her vitamix to make the coulis and achieved such a smooth texture that I have never been able to achieve without the vitamix. I would love to make this coulis if i were to win a vitamix.

  • Reply Heidi January 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    What an enthusiastic response for the Vitamix!! I’ve only read about them and they sound like an amazing buddy to have in the kitchen,. I would have a blast trying it out on all sorts of recipes….smoothies, soups, etc.

  • Reply Lauren January 10, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I would make my daily smoothies, homemade almond/cashew milk, and all kinds of yummy plant based sauces! Yum!

  • Reply Roxanne January 11, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I’m excited to use the Vitamix for smoothies! xo

  • Reply Catherine January 11, 2017 at 12:20 am

    There are two things I’ve grown accustomed to over the past few months:

    1) Following you on Instagram. (Your stories inspire me to be a better me–and to have a more organized fridge. I would definitely not show mine on MTV Cribs.)
    2) Listening to the 4 am sound of a blender from my upstairs neighbor. I have NO clue why one can’t blend the night before or later in the day, but maybe if I were to have one myself I’d be equally as excited each morning to get up and blend some yummy smoothies or Bulletproof coffee!

    Since it’s still cold and rainy in LA, I think i’m most excited for some yummy soups! My local farmers market has been inspiring me, so hopefully I can spice up my kitchen a bit more in the coming months. :)

    Thanks for your daily dose of inspiration! I look forward to it each day.

  • Reply Alyssa Going January 11, 2017 at 2:05 am

    If you were to step into my health food dreams where all of the dishes that you and other favorite grammers of mine post are located — there’d also be a beautiful Vitamix sitting off to the side ;-) I see these blenders all over my feed and on IG stories and because of that and reviews from friends I know that the Vitamix is THE blender of all blenders. I went online to see how much moolah they were awhile back and sadly our recent-college-grad-and-also-newlyweds budget wasn’t going to cover one. I’ve been wanting one for quite some time and would L O V E to use it for all sorts of things! I use the blender I have now on the daily for things like soups, salad dressings, homemade mayo, dips for veggies, crazy good smoothies, bulletproof coffee, matcha lattes, etc. but would love to switch out that little one with a Vitamix 😍😍 While I appreciate the little blender I have now, a Vitamix is THE DREAM.

  • Reply Maureen January 11, 2017 at 5:38 am

    OMG, the new Vitamix A2500! Gahhhhh!!! Pick me, pick me! Of course the first thing I would make is this gorgeous banana bread! OMG, it sounds fabulous! And I would totally make that dreamy cashew sauce! And smoothies for days! And soup! And the list goes on and on and on!!! All the emoji heart eyes!

    Cheers, Maureen

  • Reply Lydia January 11, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Yum! I have coveted one for years.. to replace my old cranky blender and tiny wee food processor. We are a family of four smoothie and soup lovers, I want to make to die for silky smooth dips and butters, and all the condiments really.. and pancake batters and and and…
    Thank you for this chance! And banana bread insp

  • Reply Elizabeth January 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

    That banana bread looks so moist! I would love to win the Vitamix so I can make puréed soups and nut butters!!

  • Reply kelli January 11, 2017 at 7:50 am

    i would love to win! i make so many smoothies between my kids and me! i would also love to have something to puree steamed veggies with so i can hide them in my kids food. my blender recently broke so i haven’t been able to do any of these things.

  • Reply Maddie January 11, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I’m excited to make smoothie bowls and banana soft serve!!

  • Reply Beth L. January 11, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I have DREAMED of owning a Vitamix for so long now! I would use it for everything including making soups, smoothies, and recipes like this delicious banana bread recipe :)

  • Reply Maile January 11, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Oh my goodness!! Was drooling over the vitamix’s at Costco the other day!! I would for sure use that bad boy everyday for my bulletproof coffee and morning smoothie!! I also love, love soup and I’m so curious about vitamix soup recipes. What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  • Reply Ayla January 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

    This recipe is lovely!
    I’d be so excited to make zillions of green smoothies and soups with a Vitamix!

  • Reply Rebecca January 11, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Nut butters + nut milks would become homemade staples!

  • Reply Kelly McKenna January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I made a commitment to myself on Mothers Day last year to do a complete overhaul on my health and wellbeing. My journey has taken me through weight loss, exercise and becoming vegan, and I am still learning as I go. Even with the ups and downs and struggles over the past 8 months, my life has changed for the better in ways I am so grateful for. I have heard endless amazing stories and seen so many gorgeous recipes made with a Vitamix! I would love to have one to help my family learn how being vegan and eating more raw meals together will make us a stronger, healthier family. As a mom of four kiddos- I need all the energy I can get!

  • Reply Hannah January 11, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness, first I’d probably use it to blend up the collection of happy tears that would gush from my eyes, and then poor them into a beautiful crystal vase to keep on my counter, because hot damn…that blender is a piece of art. And then after I came to my senses, I’d make all the smoothies and sauces…and finally attempt a cashew cheesecake!

  • Reply Carmen January 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

    without a doubt, i’d make all the cheesey vegan sauces with my vitamix :-)

  • Reply Jennifer January 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I would love to make smoothies and soups with a vitamix!

  • Reply Cam January 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I have been longing for a Vitamix for years! I would make so many sauces and smoothies and soups and ice creams… and so much more. My current blender sounds like it is blending up rocks every time I use it, and the top unspins from the jar and dumps everything out unless I hold it down. I need and want a better blender! :)

  • Reply Allie Diaz January 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Oh lord what would I not use it for? I’ve been lusting after one of these babies for MONTHS! I think I would use it the most for SOUPS! I just moved from the south to the Midwest and dang y’all it’s C O L D here!

  • Reply Joan January 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Aaah Jessie! I’ve been a silent admirer of your content for a while now. I just get this feeling that your “blog” voice and your “real-life personality” voice are the exact same, and that is just such a fresh and beautiful thing. Also, your food isn’t so bad either ;) (I could rave about your carrot, coffee, and chocolate scones for daaaays). And I would love to use the Vitamix for sauces and vegan cheeses! My ancient blender sometimes emits a strange smell whenever I put the poor thing through the wringer…yikes.

  • Reply Audrey January 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    First off, I’d step my smoothie game WAY up. Goodbye chunky/gritty morning smoothies made in the discount blender. Pretty sure I’d be using it constantly. I’d make all the soups, sauces, spreads, nut butters and creams, dressings, dips .. Oh, and I totally would be whipping up a batch of banana ice cream nightly! Plus I can make this banana bread with it? The possibilities are endless!

  • Reply Tracey January 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This looks delicious and I had no idea there was a soup setting switch ! I make homemade nut milk each week for my house – always makes me feel happy knowing what’s really in it! :) I rarely eat enough brazil nuts and I wonder how brazil nut milk is! Maybe I’ll need to make some and add it to some hot cocoa for these winter days that calls for something warm to drink! :)

  • Reply Deanne January 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I would make smooth nut butters and cashew cream!

  • Reply Erin Delaney January 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Well, I absolutely can’t wait to make this recipe! But word on the street is that Vitamix blenders can be used to make nut butters, which I LIVE for… Since I just had to trash my food processor (merp) that is what I’d be most excited to make!!!

    Thanks for all the great recipes!!
    Erin

  • Reply Kee January 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    smoothies, soups, hummus, sauces, nut milks, oh my!

  • Reply Kathryn January 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    green smoothies and nut butters :)

  • Reply Melissa January 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I have been saving my pennies for this blender and am so coveting one! I would love to blend up sauces and dressings nice and smooth. The sauces I make now end up gritty feeling because my blender is oh so not powerful. Once I own one, it will be one of my most prized possesions! 😁

  • Reply Courtney January 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Ahh!! Everything oh my gosh. I would love to make some frothy bulletproof coffee situation, then follow it up with some macadamia nut butter, later I’d make a delicious blended soup with coconut milk, curry, butternut squash and kale.

  • Reply Taylor Overton January 12, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I loveeee love cooking & experimenting in the kitchen- there is nothing better to me then trying out new recipes to enjoy but even better share with others. My ultimate happy place is doing this with healthy, nourishing but delicious recipes- however most health oriented recipes seem to be paired with the use of a vitamix for either ease or to take it to the next level, so I feel a bit limited or unable to have the full experience when I don’t have one to use. As a young adult who can’t afford one and wishes wedding registries where a thing for even the non-married 😜 it would be SUCH a game changer and gift!

  • Reply michelle January 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Good Morning Jesse! What an awesome give away! My new obsession is nut milk, made from any variety of nuts. So far I’ve tried almond, hazelnut and macadamia nuts. How stellar would it be to make my own in a Vitamix!

  • Reply daniella January 12, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I would love to be able to make thick smoothies, n’ice cream, and sauces!! Right now my blender is mainly for nut mylks haha!

  • Reply Elizabeth January 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Yum! I love the idea of putting brazil nuts on the banana bread, that sounds delicious. I have been wanting a Vitamix for years, and when I finally get one, I will love using it to make cashew-based desserts like raw vegan cheesecake and nice cream. I’ll make them all the time for my family and friends so they can enjoy healthy treats that taste like the real thing!

  • Reply Emma Stinson January 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    green smoothies!

  • Reply Jenna A. January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    This Vitamix looks lit AF, hehe!!😍😍 The thing I would be most excited about making is your Superfood Chocolate + Strawberry Goji Milks!! These have always sounded so richly yummy-get-in-my-tummy! (Perhaps I’d have to make the Brazil Nut Banana Bread to go with them😜😇!!)

  • Reply Molly Penaflor January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I would use the A2500 to make some creamy winter soups! Followed by this delicious looking banana bread of course!

  • Reply Ellie Hester January 12, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I love cooking because I love using my interest in nutrition to share love and fellowship with people. I would be so excited to use the vitamix for all kinds of things…soups, smoothies, batters…and now the pictures of your frothy coffee on IG have got me dreaming! It would be great to have such a versatile tool in the kitchen and I’m sure it would create more efficiency in cooking/food prep, allowing me more opportunities to use food to create community!

  • Reply Joanna January 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I would definitely use a Vitamix to make green smoothies! And luxuriously smooth cashew cream. Whenever I make some in my current blender, it turns out a bit gritty, like sand. Eeek no thank you!

  • Reply Candice Nicole January 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I love that the coconut oil melts on the soup setting so you can save a step! I’ve heard you talk about brazil nuts in your Insta stories, and I’ve yet to try them. I saw them for the first time in the bulk self-serve section at my local market, so I’ll be giving them a try. With an A2500 I’d definitely make this bread for starters – my husband loves banana bread and this version sounds amazing. Of course I’d also regularly blend up smoothies (that we haven’t been able to have since our much less expensive blender broke and I’ve been dreaming of a high-powered blender). Not only that, I’m most excited about trying my hand at nut milks, salad dressings, purees/dips and spread, as well as nut milk based/refined sugar free ice creams! My mom passed away from diabetes just a few days before I was to graduate college almost six years ago, and a month into my marriage in 2014 I was hit with inexplicable health problems and a ton of doctor bills with no answers. The gift of prayer and changing my diet have been a huge blessing, but I’ve honestly felt a bit limited and have longed for a high-powered blender to help take back my health even more fully. Thank you so much for sharing your passion and for the opportunity to win!

  • Reply Joy January 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I make a smoothie every morning and would LOVE a Vitamix to whir them up beautifully. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Rachel January 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I stopped making smoothies in my Nutribullet because it really can’t handle the frothiness I want (with a ton of frozen berries piled in there!) It was a daily thing for me, and now all my smoothie ingredients now sit unused :( I’d love to get back to it!
    The nut milk on your insta is what brought me here though! I love cashew and almond milk (haven’t tried other nuts) but when I go to the store and read guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, and lecithin on the label, I get super bummed! I want to make my own healthy nut milks

  • Reply Kate January 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway (and your cake looks amazing too ;) ). I would love a Vitamix as I seem to spend half my life in the kitchen and I’m sure this would quickly become my best friend. Seeing as it’s so cold where I live I would be blending soup in no time, followed by tahini I think. Mmm

  • Reply Kari January 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I would be most excited about making vegan soups in the winter and vegan ice cream in the summer.

  • Reply Dorothea January 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    How ingenious of you to use the soup setting in order to melt coconut oil!
    I use coconut oil a lot in my baking, so I definitely am excited to use this shortcut when making other healthy recipes that call for melted coconut oil, such as pumpkin bread!

  • Reply Hermen January 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I would love to win one for my wife. She’s been dreaming of owning a Vitamix since we went vegan over 7 years ago. She would honestly use it for anything, hummus, smoothies, nut butters and cheeses and her favorite, date rolls.

  • Reply Jayne January 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Question (or two maybe) about nut milk..because I think that’s something I’d like to do when I have a blender powerful enough, do you do anything with your leftover pulp? And when it comes to cost is it economical? I have a fairly solid financial plan I go by and I’m thinking homemade nut milk might be a bit more expensive. I hope you keep giving Vitamix recipes even after the winner is announced.

    • Reply Rebeca January 16, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Not Jessie (Captaim Obvious here ;) ), but I thought I’d chime in. I usually take two routes with the leftover pulp:
      1. Keep it in a bag in the freezer and, when I have enough, dry it in a low oven and then process it to make almond flour.
      2. Make energy balls.
      You can also make crackers or cookies, and I know some people add it to smoothies. Re: te cost, it’s cheaper for me considering I also use the pulp, but it also depends on how much it costs where you are.

  • Reply Nina Olsson - Nourish Atelier January 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    This is so perfect! I’m dreaming about tasting this now! I love the brown nutty colour and that you used dark chocolate. Makes me think that it was way too long since I had a slice of banana bread and how good this one must be.
    How did you shoot this, did you use natural light? it’s so beautiful and flawless. I’m so impressed by you Jessie!

  • Reply Helen January 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Jessie,
    I’ve just stumbled upon your insta which brought me over to your blog! I’ve never had a Vitamix before and aside from smoothies, sauces, etc…I’d honestly be excited to use it to make this bread! Banana bread is so classic/nostalgic I would love to try out your healthy twist. Isn’t technology amazing that the motor on a kitchen appliance can go so fast to heat up foods within minutes?? Would love to try it out :)

  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run January 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

    This is the best bread recipe I have ever come across. Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Reply martine nash January 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Amazing! What wouldn’t I use the vitamix for?! Smoothies, nut butters, sauces…. My other appliances wouldn’t even stand a chance :)

    xx
    Martine

  • Reply Sarah January 16, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I’ve wanted a Vitamix for so long! Can’t wait to make nut based vegan cheese sauces

  • Reply Angel January 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I am excited to use the Vitamix to make quick healthy soups to take to work for lunches, can be hard to eat healthy at my job, we have a Starbucks as our only cafe ! I have also always wanted to make cashew cream , I have loads of recipes but my blender is not up for the challenge , this bread looks amazing !!

  • Reply Katie January 16, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I have got to try this recipe! Yum! I just found you on Instagram today and we should totally be friends, so much in common!! Anyways! I’ve always wanted a vitamix but could never save up enough. My dream vitamix is the copper heritage one but this 5200 seems awesome :) if I won it I would be most excited to make fillings for my cupcakes and soups for the winter! A girl can dream :) anyways keep posting girl, you rock!

  • Reply Cheryl January 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Soups, ice cream, smoothies!

  • Reply Jamie berray January 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I would use this amazing tool for so many recipes! From smoothie bowls to tahini sauces and warming soups! This would get so much use in my kitchen :)

  • Reply Crystal Joy January 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The possibilities would be endless :o) Soups, smoothies, nut butters, and so much more. I’ve wanted a Vitamix for years!

  • Reply Stephanie January 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I’d be most excited to make my own nut milks! And smoother smoothies for my hubby :)

  • Reply Kevin January 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    If I won a vitamix, I’d actually make this brazil nut banana bread first! It looks so good.

  • Reply Katie January 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    That looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe :) I would use a vitamix to make soups (butternut squash definitely!) and green smoothies. Ooohhh an some homemade hummus!

  • Reply Maddie January 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I love using mine for thick smoothies, butternut squash soup, making my delicious protein pumpkin pie, and for making caulirice! My vitamix is easily my favorite kitchen tool. And this recipe looks DOPE! I’ll have to try it ;)

  • Reply Emily January 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I’d love love love using the vitamix to make homemade nut butters and coconut butter especially! (May have a slight addiction to nut butters) Also using it to up my smoothie bowl game since the vitamix can blend frozen foods into thick creamy goodness… Love your pictures and blog! They motivate me to get out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes

  • Reply Brandy January 16, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Pesto. And peanut butter. But I guess peanut butter because I love it most.

  • Reply Elliot January 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I’d make alfredo sauce. The kids love it!

  • Reply Desiree January 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I love the Vitamix for green smoothies and nut butters!

  • Reply Tom H. January 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I would use it the most for green smoothies, but your banana bread recipe and talk of this cookbook that comes with the Vitamix A2500 has me all kinds of excited about the possibilities whirling around this thing.

  • Reply Alli Ferguson January 17, 2017 at 5:55 am

    My newlywed sister just got a Vitamix and has been raving about it! I would love to have one for my daily AM smoothie and then start to experiment with more things like soups, purees and dips!

  • Reply Ashley January 17, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I would be most excited to use the blender for healthy baking, smoothies, juices, dips (especially hummus), soups, nut butters, and nut milks! It would be nice to be able to easily blend hard root veggies into soups and mashes. As a college student, I can make meals healthy faster and easier, which also helps with new year resolutions :)

  • Reply Melissa January 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I blend smoothies and soups all the time…but a new Ascent makes me want to branch out and try other things…like the amazing banana bread recipe! So glad I found your blog :)

  • Reply Hanna Jo January 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I would love a vitimix and would be most excited to be able to make my own pesto’s and sauces! Thank you Jessie!!

  • Reply Troy January 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    My girlfriend loves your blog and is always telling me how badly she wants a vitimix. she says her life will finally be complete once she has one! haha I would be most excited for her to make homemade creamy nut milks from it.

  • Reply Cheri January 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I’d love to be able to keep up with my daughters smoothie making! I’d also love to be able to make things such as this AMAZING recipe for banana bread. Thank you!

  • Reply Annie Tucker January 18, 2017 at 6:54 am

    This is a dream!! I’m dying for my own Vitamix! My little one serving blender just can’t stand up to some of the wants and needs I have for it!! I can’t wait to explore making nut milks and creams! I made cashew cream the other day and it almost tasted great, but needed a whiz in a Vitamix to take it next level. I love seeing your stories when you are soaking different nuts and seeds for homemade milks. That’s what I’m most excited to make.

    Thank you!!
    xxoo,
    Annie

  • Reply Lindsay January 18, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wow! What an amazing offer! Thank you! I’ve been eyeing the Vitamix for YEARS and hoping, hoping, hoping hard that Santa would think I was an EXTRA good girl and gift it to me. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m ready for when it does! I have a binder full of recipes I’ve printed and saved for the day. I think I would start with seed butters. My son has a severe tree nut allergy but can enjoy seeds. We’ve found some satisfactory store bought brands but I want to play and tinker and make him some really special blends. I’ve tried with our non Vitamix blender and it ain’t happening there. So that’s what I’d do – whip up some amazing creamy nut butters for my favorite little man.

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