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Lemon and Garlic Dressing made with the Vitamix

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Lemon and Garlic Dressing

Ingredients:

1 lemon – peeled and halved
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
2 garlic cloves – peeled
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil (80ml)

Directions:

Place lemon, hot sauce, garlic, paprika and seasonings into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10 then to high.
Blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Reduce speed to Variable 7 and remove lid plug.
While the machine is running, slowly pour in oil through lid opening.
Blend for 20 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Did you know?

Lemons are very good for you, they contain vitamin C, B6, A, E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and protein. With all this goodness, lemons are recommended for throat infections, indigestion, constipation, high blood pressure and can be applied externally for skin problems such as acne.

Garlic, which is closely related to onions, leeks and shallots, is normally added to food to enhance the flavour and aroma but did you know that at its most basic garlic is medicine in nature. Just one clove of garlic has the following components, Vitamin C, B6, manganese selenium and fibre. It also contains calcium iron and potassium which help strengthen the bones in the body. It is known to be very effective for the common cold and flu’s as it helps boost the immune system to get rid of the accumulated toxins. It is also known to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart diseases. The antioxidants contained in garlic will help the kidneys in detoxing the body from chemicals and other toxins that accumulate over time.

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