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Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix-? Most assuredly yes! You certainly can grate carrots in a Vitamix. Virtually any Vitamix blender can grate carrots so tryout the one in your possession today.
Naturally, carrots are veggies and so they contain some amount of liquid in them. A mere look at carrots one might conclude that they are hard in nature but that’s not true.
As veggies, raw carrots are 88% water, 9% carbohydrates, 0.9% protein, 2.8% dietary fiber, 1% ash and 0.2% fat.
Carrot dietary fiber comprises mostly cellulose, with smaller proportions of hemicellulose, lignin and starch. Free sugars in carrot include sucrose, glucose, and fructose
All carrots needs to go down easy in a blender is a little assistance by tearing it into parts. This way it is open and the fleshy part will be revealed.
So from this we can easily say that the outer layer of a carrot is tougher than the inner layer.
This is how you overcome the trick and break it down at it’s weakest point.
Things You’ll Need:
- 0.1 Things You’ll Need:
- 0.2 Step 1
- 0.3 Step 2
- 0.4 Step 3
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- 0.9 Note:
- 1 Ways To Grate / Dice Carrots (With / Without A Blender)
- 2 FAQ-Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix?
- 3 Grated Carrots Benefits
- 4 Grated Carrots Recipes
- 5 Carrot Frittatas
- 6 Can You Shred Meat In A Vitamix?
- 7 How Do You Shred Meat In A Vitamix?
- 8 How Do I Clean My Vitamix After Shredding Meat?
- 9 Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix- Conclusion
- Vitamix blender
- Sharp Knife
- Chopping board
- Carrot peeler
I usually start by removing what I call the crown( the top leafy part). This is because it harbors sand/soil. It can prove difficult sometimes so, use a knife to aid easy removal.
The next is total washing of the carrot. I recommend you use a sponge. Something that can push the soil and any other deposit off the carrots skin. Wash the carrots thoroughly and make sure no soil is left.
Here the preparation process is gradually coming together. Now peel off the layers you aren’t comfortable with using the carrot peeler.
Assuming you washed your blender after pervious use, a little rinsing of the blender jar will do.
Try tearing the veggie into two or three parts. This will ease the work for your blender blades. It will also, make the result fast.
Plug your blender to power
Pour the averagely pieced carrots into the Vitamix. Never overload please.
I recommend little at a time. That way you wouldn’t need to add water because, carrots as a veggie almost nearly melts, when grated.
Once you have poured in the chopped carrots, turn on your blender and “zuumm” At a go, your carrot is grated.
If you just want to grate then check at interval to see progress. Pour out the processed and pour in new set but if you wanna make a paste for carrot soups/puddings, then keep adding as you ground.
This is how you grate carrots in a Vitamix. The difference here is that you are using a Vitamix and this automatically makes work easy for you.
Stressful and almost endless dicing is off the plate. Just wash, peel off unnecessary parts of the carrots, tear into reasonable sizes and leave your Vitamix to do the grating.
As know already know, I like to exhaust all options in any topic treated in this blog. So lets quickly touch some other ways we can grate carrots.
Ways To Grate / Dice Carrots (With / Without A Blender)
You can grate carrots:
- Using a kitchen blender
- Using carrot grater
- Using a food processor
- Using a knife and a cutting board
FAQ-Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix?
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Grated Carrots Benefits
Usually when we eat a whole meal whether food, veggies or fruits, we get notice that it makes more sense when pureed and it taste even better because we can become adventurous by adding other fruits/recipes. ( How Do You Puree Food In A Blender?)
Whether grated or pureed, foods that undergo a little breakdown aid easy digestion and more nutritional value is gotten when consumed.
Also grated carrots fit nicely in most food recipes as one would not just put a whole carrot in a meal.
I have some awesome grated carrots ideas that I’d like to share. Also reply in the comment section, some of your mind blowing grated carrots recipes so I can try them out.
Grated Carrots Recipes
There’re lots things you can do with grated carrots. So many adventures to try. We shall look at two ways you can use grated carrots: 1. Carrot frittatas and 2. Carrot Soups
Carrot frittata is not just colorful and delicious, it is also healthy. A a growing child, I looked forward to whenever it shows up on our dinner table. This is how Much I crave for it.
It wasn’t just about the taste for me but the colorfulness. Like we know, the eyes eat first right. Then, my eyes would eat and my taste boards follow suit.
My mama made it so effortless and will insist on it even when my siblings object. If only they knew it’s nutritional value! Did you know that you can It can serve as breakfast, eat as brunch or even as a side meal? Well now you know!
The beautiful truth about carrot frittata is the varieties. You can have it anyhow you want. Be it carrots frittata with egg, green pepper, peas, leeks and so on, the end product is always amazing as each combo speaks for itself through taste. Here is my little info on the preparation – fry/ bake as normal omelet.
To make carrot frittata you need egg, grated or chopped carrot, scallion, garlic, finely sliced leeks, salt olive oil, and freshly ground pepper. finely sliced leeks
Making carrot soups means you’ll have to blend the carrots into smooth paste. Some like to roast theirs first in the oven before blending with other recipes/spices. Others just prefer to cook before they blend while some blend it the way it is(raw) and heat up later. You can try all ways separately to see which serves you better.
A regular carrot soup will require:
- Basil leaves
- Table spoons of parsley
- Olive oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- Lemon juice
- Pureed ginger
- Fresh Cream or Butter(garnishing )
The secret about carrot soups is that it always comes together with all the savory you need. I prefer to sauté my chopped onions, cloves, pureed ginger, pepper and parsley with olive oil in a hot pan. Then blend my roasted carrots first in my Vitamix and add the sautéed recipes in the blender then run my blender for about 10- 15secs. I round up by blending my butter in the mixture for 5secs and my carrot soup is ready.
Can You Shred Meat In A Vitamix?
As part of what the Vitamix brand can do, meat shredding becomes easy at home and commercial places.
So a big yes to that question. Vitamix is very capable of shredding meats and you can shred meats conveniently in it.
Whether you dice first or put a whole meat part in, the blades are equipped to tear down the meats into small chucks.
If you are looking at recipes such as meat pies, beef balls, meat buns… Then get to work.
How Do You Shred Meat In A Vitamix?
Before you begin, calve out the fleshy part of your meat and keep aside any bone.
Please do not blend bones in your Vitamix. Some bones such as cartilages and even chicken bones are soft but to avoid misconceptions keep off any bone.
What You Need:
- Cold meat
- Kitchen knife
- A bowl
- Spices (optional)
- Remove any bone present in the meat before grinding.
- Wash the meat thoroughly. I like to wash my meat with salt
- You can either Cut meat to small chunks or go all in. Cutting into smaller sizes will ease your Vitamix blades a little
- Throw chopped meat into the Vitamix
- Add spices(optional)
- Connect the Vitamix to power and blend.
- Start from lowest speed and progress to highest.
- Stop at intervals and this will help pushed up and even turn the meat in the jar.
- Blend till you arrive at your desired consistency.
- Pour out the shredded meat and use as pleased.
Isn’t it awesome to shred meat in a blender? Sure it is!
How Do I Clean My Vitamix After Shredding Meat?
Meats are fatty hence, they leave some fats inside the blender jar after shredding.
You might want to consider washing the jar thoroughly using some ideas provided bellow and no just the usual soap and water therapy that we are used to after blending veggies…
No! Meats need more attention if you want your blender jars sparkling as before and also eliminate, the meaty funny smell it leaves in the jar.
The whole essence prevent the jar from being cloudy and smelly.
To Wash A Vitamix After Shredding Meat, get the following items:
- Dish washing liquid
- A soft sponge
- 2 soft towels (preferable microfiber towel)
- Hot water
- Distilled with vinegar
- Warm water
Vitamix Cleaning Procedure:
- Place dirty/cloudy Vitamix jar on a surface
- Fill half of the jar with warm water
- fill up to maximum level with distilled white vinegar
- Place jar on the motor and run it for 10sec
- Run it for another 10sec
- Turn the blender off
- Detach jar from the motor
- Dispose the solution in the jar into the nearest sink
- Automatically, all fatty substance in the jar has been dissolved so, add finishing touches by add washing the jar with soup. Scrub the container with soft sponge/towel.
- Rinse again with warm water and place jar upsidedown for proper drying.
- Use the other dry microfiber towel, to dab the jar before storing.
Read also- Can I Grate Cheese In My Vitamix?
Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix- Conclusion
Indeed the Vitamix brand is a very good design. It does virtually any task you want as far as blending is concerned.
This article has looked at using the Vitamix to grate carrots and shred meats. Wow! Hope you have learnt something new regarding the ability of your powerful Vitamix today?
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