View Full Version : Foamy Vita Mix Soups?
10-20-2007, 10:39 PM
When I blend in my (new) Vita Mix blender, everything gets very foamy. And if I try to add avocado, it's even worse. Not a pleasant texture for soup - although I don't mind my fruit smoothies being like that so much.
If I want a smooth soup, what can I do? Am I doing this wrong? Do you make your soup and let it set until the bubbles disperse? I tried that tonight and it took a very long time to settle, and I had to scrape foam off the top anyways.
I didn't blend it long enough to warm up, either.
I read somewhere about using a fat separator (http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1879228&cp=1331607.1331951.1332260&parentPage=family)
I think I read it on this board but I can't remember...
Here's a link: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showpost.php?p=167317&postcount=9
They are both speaking about juice but I'm sure it would apply to smoothies or soup as well.
10-22-2007, 10:46 AM
I just got my Vitamix and I don't seem to have the foam problem.
Question? Are you rinsing out the blender properly after you clean it?
Also try a slower setting
Hope that helps:)
10-22-2007, 11:11 AM
Thank you for the replies. :)
I may be blending at too high a speed, although it seems to be how it was demonstrated where I bought it. I will try a lower speed tonight.
Maybe blending the hard vegetables at a high speed, then adding the soft vegetables and blending on a low speed will work.
10-22-2007, 01:29 PM
We learned about this when we went to Living Light. You are blending too much. Tomatoes will definitely do this, and also, when adding an avocado, you should wait and add that last and blend as little as possible.
Hope this helps,
10-22-2007, 02:22 PM
Thank you Alison!
I thought it was the avocados at first, but then my tomato-cucumber concoction didn't do well either. Also, leaving the skin on the cucumber made the soup an unappealing shade of brown and my usually adventurous hubby made quite a face!
10-22-2007, 08:44 PM
Sticking to one main color is another thing we learned. Either make a red soup or a green one, because when you have some of both, it turns out brown.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.