Curious about blending techniques for beverages or food? Watch along as Chef Roger demonstrates blending two different products, while sharing on what to look for to achieve your desired blend.
Hey guys, Chef Roger here. We're talking about Vitamix. Specifically blending techniques today. So we have a Vita-Prep 3 here. The versatility's insane, so we're gonna start with some pesto. We're gonna make a fresh pesto with basil. We've got the garlic cloves, we don't have to chop those up because they'll be incorporated with the blade. So that goes right in with the basil. Fresh basil, it's been washed. We also have some pine nuts. Which you can make this recipe without pine nuts or you can make it with walnuts, you can use any other kind of nut. So those go in there. Some shredded Parmesan cheese. And I'm gonna wait to incorporate the oil after we get this going. So what we're gonna do, is we're gonna put this on low. Start on low.
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Turn it on. Let it incorporate, you'll see how some of the ingredients aren't going down. What we're gonna do is use the tamper. Turn up your variable speed. And then once we add the oil it will all become incorporated. So we're gonna slowly drizzle the oil. And you'll see how it's getting incorporated now. Depending on how much oil you want to add will be your thicken or thinner. We're gonna slowly turn it down. And then we have our pesto basil. Now you can use parsley, you can use oregano, you can use any kind of herb when you want to make pestos. The nice thing about the Vita-Prep 3, it's not only for making pesto. You can make soups, you can make marinades, you can make sauces, you can make a lot of different things with this one piece of equipment. Perfect pesto. Nice and thick, not too thin. Again, you can stop it whenever you want for your own consistency.
Now we're gonna switch right over. We're gonna go from making a pesto to making a smoothie to show you the versatility of this Vita-Prep 3 from Vitamix. So we're gonna add frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, and some orange juice to incorporate all those ingredients. And again, what we're gonna do is we're gonna start at low, because we always want to start at low and then ramp up from there. So we're gonna turn it on. Let it start getting incorporated and then slowly turn it up, and that's what's gonna allow us to get a thicker smoothie. Turn it back down. Forty-five seconds later, you've got a smoothie. Good consistency. Great flavor. Very versatile. Vita-Prep 3, the blending techniques very versatile. There's a lot of different things that we can do. You guys, Chef Roger, thank you so much. Have a great day.