Vitamix Trail Mix Banana Bites

Nom-rating: *** (3/5)

It’s Spring Break. 

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And I loooooove it. 

My apologies to all of you who no longer have Spring Break. 

Don’t be bitter. You picked your profession just like I picked mine. 

I didn’t become a teacher so that I could still have Spring Break, but it sure is a nice perk:)

I’m spending Spring Break in Houston this year. 

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It may not be the most exciting vacation spot ever, but Mr. Torres is here, so I’m happy!

Mr. Torres is renting a room from one of our friends until we decide we’re ready to purchase a house down here.

His name is Josh. 

Josh has a Vitamix.

Vitamix Smoothie

I’m not really one to jump on the bandwagon of every new appliance that comes along, but since I’m here and it’s here, I thought I’d experiment a bit:)

I made a smoothie for lunch using things that I could find in the refrigerator (strawberries, broccoli  a banana, milk, half an avocado and some ice).

Vitamix Smoothie

It tasted pretty good, but looked like something you might find in a really yucky pond. 

Vitamix Smoothie

I also decided to try a variation of the banana drops recipe from the cookbook. 

Trail Mix Banana Bites

It’s basically a banana with oats and add-ins that you blend together and then bake. 

Trail Mix Banana Bites

They were extremely easy to make/blend and tasted pretty good for something so healthy:)

Trail Mix Banana Bites

I don’t really think that they’re a great substitution if you’re craving a cookies per se, but they would make a wonderful healthy snack!

Verdict: In short, Spring Break is awesome, the Vitamix is very expensive and these banana bites are a nice healthy snack. I’m not yet convinced that the Vitamix is completely worth the $400-$700 price tag, but while I’m here, I’ll keep using it and get back to you. In the meantime, try these little bites. I have no doubts that they could be made with a regular blender or food processor. I gave them a three-star rating because they don’t come close to the goodness of our favorite healthy snack.

Nom-rating: *** (3/5)

Vitamix Trail Mix Banana Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats (divided)
  • 1 cup trail mix (or other add-in)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Add first four ingredients plus 1 cup of oats to blender or food processor
  3. Mix until well blended
  4. Remove from blender and stir in remaining oats and trail mix by hand
  5. Form into balls, place on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly
  6. Bake for 15 minutes
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