Vita-Mix: Strawberry-Banana Freeze

Carol » September 04, 2009 » In Recipes » 3 Comments

Strawberry Banana Freeze

I’ve had a Vita-Mix for more than 20 years now, and it would be one thing I would take to a desert island! It makes easy work of this Strawberry-Banana Freeze. I’ve called it “a blender on steroids”! Your regular blender might be able to come close, but will probably have unblended bits of frozen fruit, or less than perfect texture.


  • 1 frozen banana  (I put mine in the freezer, with the peel on, when they are freckled)
  • 1 C. large frozen strawberries, around 5 (I can get a big bag of frozen strawberries from Costco)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C. Cranberry Juice Light, or any sweet fruit juice or soy milk or nut milk you like
It's Ready!

It's Ready!

5 Frozen Strawberries

Frozen Berries

Put frozen banana into a warm bowl of water and let sit several seconds. Then hold under “warm” tap water and wash the peel off. Break banana into 2 pieces and put into Vita-Mix. Add frozen strawberries to Vita-Mix container, along with juice.

Put machine on variable speed and move knob from 1-to-10, then turn to “HIGH”. Push fruit into blades with tamper. Process until fruit is pureed and mixture pulls from the corners, down into the center of the container (see picture on right). Stop and portion into dessert bowls.  Serves 2.

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3 Comments on "Vita-Mix: Strawberry-Banana Freeze"

  1. admin
    08/09/2009 at 4:07 pm Permalink

    That Strawberry-Banana freeze sounds so yummy.

  2. admin
    11/09/2009 at 9:30 am Permalink

    It’s delicious!

    If you’re going to be eating a plant-based diet for a long time, E, a VM is a worthwhile investment. (And a great goal-gift to yourself, if you need justification!) I have heard of families using a Vita-Mix, and when the kids grow up they get their own Vita-Mix for their families!

  3. admin
    19/09/2009 at 4:10 pm Permalink

    I have an ice cream maker to make soy ice cream but I know I’m going to cave on the Vita-Mix sooner or later!!

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