It's the era of the personal blender, which is especially great if you don't have space for another monstrous countertop appliance. Even better news: Vitamix just released a scaled-down version of its coveted do-it-all blender, and it's worth checking out. The Vitamix S30 comes with a 20-ounce container that doubles as a travel cup for convenient shakes on-the-go. It also comes with a 40-ounce container, making it easy to whip up healthy meals beyond your daily smoothie. From small batches of soup or sauce to frozen desserts, the possibilities are endless. Check out these three recipes to take your blender game to the next level.
FRESH TOMATO VINAIGRETTE
Preparation: 5 minutes | Processing: 35 seconds | Yield: 1 cup (8 servings)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chopped shallot
1 large Roma tomato, cut into eighths
1/3 cup olive oil
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 20-ounce container in the order listed and secure blade.
2. Turn the dial to 1 and slowly increase speed to 10.
3. Blend for 35 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.