It’s been no secret that I love my smoothies! I have been making smoothies for a number of years now ever since I discovered that my kids would eat spinach if I included it in a smoothie. I often ask my children to help me make smoothies so that they know exactly what is in them, they understand how healthy they are AND if they make them, there is a bigger chance that they will consume them.
My Basic Guildelines When Making a Vitamix Blender Smoothie:
- I start with my liquid (which 99% of the time is Unsweetened Vanilla Flavoured Almond Milk) and fill the pitcher until the blades are fully submerged.
- I add 1-2 handfuls of leafy greens (usually spinach or kale).
- I usually add a scoop of protein powder.
- If I don’t add protein powder, I add a couple of spoonfuls of plain, Greek yogurt.
- I add whatever mixture of frozen berries I feel like (usually 1-2 cups).
- I add a whole banana.
- I work my way up to full speed on my Vitamix blender for 30 seconds.
Using a Vitamix Blender has made making smoothies even more enjoyable!
(Almond milk, banana, spinach, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries protein powder)
(coconut water, banana, protein powder, frozen blueberries, spinach)
(almond milk, banana, plain greek yogurt, frozen mixed berries and dark cherries, kale)
On the weekend, I used a Vitamix Blender to make a Gluten Free Chocolate Cake for my daughter’s 9th birthday. I was VERY impressed with how smooth the cake batter was (made with Quinoa) after blending with the Vitamix blender.
I have used the Vitamix Blender to make a variety of smoothies, homemade waffle batter, Yorkshire Pudding and tomato sauce. Stay tuned for some recipes in the weeks to come. Please also visit MommyMoment.ca for a Homemade LARABAR Recipe using a Vitamix Blender.
Why I LOVE the Vitamix Blender:
- The Vitamix purees my smoothies SMOOTH with no seeds or lumps.
- The Vitamix does the job quickly.
- The Vitamix is versatile.
- The Vitamix is SUPER easy and quick to clean!
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IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME…
Prize: A 7500 Series Vitamix Blender
Open to: Canadian Residence only Excluding Quebec
Giveaway ends: April 28th, 2014 12:00 am EST
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a berry smoothie!
I would make blueberry smoothies! mmm 🙂 Thanks,
Peach Mango Smoothies!
Kale/Spinach smoothie with strawberries, apple and banana.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie! YUM-O
I would make a strawberry smoothie
Banana and chocolate protien smoothie
. I so need a Vitamix blender as my husband had dental surgery and has no teeth for 3 months until he gets his dentures.
I would make a smoothie with pineapples, mangos and kale fo rmy kids. They love it!
I make a vegan protein powder smoothie to bring to work EVERY morning! I’d be mixing one up STAT if I won this. What an amazing giveaway!
Awesome giveaway! And love your blog’s new look. 🙂 I love smoothies too. I mostly make berry ones.
Thank you for your kind words, Brandy!
I would be making my Pumpkin Smoothie, it tastes like you are drinking pumpkin pie plus it is healthy.
I would make a smoothie first! Yum!
I would make a blueberry smoothie 😀
I’d make a strawberry & banana smoothie!
strawberry, banana, kiwi fruit smoothie
The first thing I would make would be a Strawberry smoothie
I would like to try to make soup or ice cream!
A smoothie! (That blueberry coconut one looks delish!)
I would make a strawberry banana smoothie 🙂
I would make a smoothie with fresh fruit and yogurt (Greek) Yum
I would make a pineapple banana & coconut smoothie! (Judy C)
Thanks for sharing your tips on making smoothies in the Vitamix. There are so many options to make amazing food using a Vitamix.
It is so true – the Vitamix blender is very versatile! I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.
hmmm some type of strawberry smoothie, but loaded with all kinds of good things
I would make a strawberry banana smoothie.
I would make…my 4yo dance. He does whenever he sees a blender 😛 But I guess you mean what would I use the vitamix to make….it would be a fruit smoothie
My son rocks back and forth whenever I turn on the blender too! 🙂
I’d love to have a good blender, it seems like every time we buy a new one it burns out within a few months. I’d make a nice smoothie!
I honestly think that purchasing a really good blender is an investment that is worth while and Vitamix sure is a good investment!
I’ve heard that soups in the Vitamix take 6 mins to piping hot….yummy….can’t wait to make Broccoli Soup!!!
YES! I haven’t tried that yet, but I will and cannot wait!
I would probably make a berry smoothie first 🙂
i would make a smoothie
A yummy blueberry and peach smoothie!
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I would make a tropical smoothie for my boys and myself!
thanks for the sharing, berries smoothies for my girls
I would make a smoothie with yogurt and yummy frozen berries
A smoothie with honey, yogurt, fresh berries and anything full of vitamins.
I would make a milkshake!! Awesome!
I enjoy mixing banana, strawberries and greek yogurt in food processor so I suppose I would do similar and make a fruity smoothie!
A mango smoothie.
a fruit smoothie with strawberries and blueberries and hide some veggies to trick my kid lol
My kids and hubby would enjoy fruit smoothies and cute smoothie mustaches!
Hehe Lorena – I’d LOVE to see those cute smoothie mustaches! Even I sometimes get them.
I would definitely make fruit smoothies for my gang!
banana strawberry smoothie
We will make our weekly super juice! In our blender the flax seeds don’t completely get blended!
Smoothies….I make a smoothie for DH every morning in a bullet – I’m sure this would be much easier! Then there’s lentil soup, cream of leek, hummus…the list goes on.
I think I would make a Margarita (is that bad to say??) or if it was in the AM still it would be a smoothie I guess. Thanks for the chance to win!!
LOL now you’re talking! MMmmm…..Margartias!!!!!
I’d make strawberry, blueberry and peach smoothies
Everyone is saying this, but – a smoothie! I’d probably try to figure out a good breakfast smoothie, because I never have time to eat in the morning.
Mmmm. I love smoothies! Haven’t tried them with greens in them, but I usually have baby spinach in the fridge, so I might toss some of that in.
Love my smoothies every morning!
If I won, I would be making body cleanses and smoothies to get healthy
If I won, I would make my own green smoothies instead of paying $10 for one everyday.
I would make a blueberry banana smoothie.
If I won, there isn’t much I wouldn’t put in this thing! I would probably start with something slushie!
I would create a berry smoothie that I could then use to create homemade popsicles!
I would use it to blend delicious soups – It’s the perfect tool to have around the kitchen for any and every task!
A strawberry banana smoothie
I would make my favorite smoothie with bananas, strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe. Thank you for another awesome giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the terrific blogging.
Awww…thank you so much, you just made my day 🙂
My strawberry smoothie.
I would love to make a cesar salad dressing because the blender broke and been missing out on cesar salads ever since and would make some fruit smoothies afterwards! bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com Berendina Dykema
i would make an iced coffee smoothie – yum!
A strawberry banana smoothie!
I would make a berry smoothie with flax and apple and greens!
If I won, the first thing I would make is a fruit smoothie … berries, apple, carrots, and I’d sneak in some greens.
I was thinking a milkshake, but that gluten free cake is way more appealing!
I’d make a smoothie first, with raspberries to test how smooth I can get it. There’s no way my roommate’s blender is going to grind up the seeds, so thank you so much for this opportunity!
I would make a smoothie with strawberries, bananas and coconut milk.
I really want to make smoothies, I think that would be the very first thing I’d make! Smoothies are so hot right now! 😉
If I won, I would make smoothies with dragon fruit, bananas and kiwi
strawberry banana smoothie
I would really like to try making my own almond butter.
I will use it to make some dips!
I should say something healthy like a kale smoothie, but in truth I would make myself a pina colada like you get at a fancy Hawaiian resort!
I would love to be able to make my own almond milk!
I love adding hemp hearts to my smoothies, but my current blender just isn’t up to the job. I would love to make a beautiful smooth smoothie with hemp hearts and oranges!
Not entering, since I already have a Vitamix and use it daily for smoothies, cakes, puddings, etc. It’s my most prized kitchen posession :). Good luck to everyone in the contest!
wow, i’d probably dump every fruit i have in the house into the blender and see what comes out…yum!
I’ll make a smoothie very much like yours.
Sure would make things easier! Could make the grandkids smoothies!
I would LOVE a Vitamix. I killed my Magix Bullet making smoothies and have been in a wee bit of withdrawl from them!
My breakfast smoothies.
I’ve been wanting one of these for a while. I’ve just about killed my bullet.
I would make a banana tangerine smoothie.
I would make a strawberry smoothie. Yum!
Chocolate Banana Smoothies Yummy 🙂
We found a sale on frozen fruit. Just the incentive we need to get back on track. With a freezer full of fruit – a Vitamix blender would really jump start a healthy lifestyle. 🙂
I would make a strawberry Banana smoothie for my mom
I’d use it to puree my coconut curry butternut squash soup
I’d make a kale, banana, pineapple & mango smoothie with coconut water.
cool! i’ve wanted one for a while!
A pineapple banana smoothie! (Suzi)
A mango lassi…yummy!
Nutricious chocolate icecream
I would make my very first smoothie
I would make smoothies with kale, banana, pineapple & oranges,strawberries with coconut milk.
I would make butternut squash soup. Yes, that’s right – soup in a blender!! I read it in a Vitamix recipe at Costco.
Yes! I haven’t made soup yet, but plan to!
Smoothies and milkshakes
Hi there! I’m stopping over from Let’s Get Real today. This is a great give-away. My blender is quickly nearing the end of its life. I use it all the time for smoothies and soups. My teenager is always making milk shakes. I’ll have to check out the Vitamix when that time comes.
Thank you so much for stopping by! The Vitamix Blender is a an investment that I truly believe will last a life time, be sure to consider it when it is time for a new blender! Or perhaps you entered this giveaway, in which case, good luck!
I would be making my breakfast smoothie in it. Lots of greens, strawberries, and protein powder.
I would start with a shake for my dad with LOTS of fat and calories… then a Mango smoothie for me
Love this!! My hubby makes fabulous smoothies for me and the kids 🙂
I would make smoothies… or maybe lobster dip. mmmm
The blueberry coconut smoothie looks really good and never thought of that combo!
A chocolate shake. Yeah, a healthy one with Chocolate Protein Powder and low-fat milk.
I would be making smoothies for sure!!
Smoothies made with a Vitamix are smooth and creamy. I love making them too. I like to add a few nuts or oats to mine as well. It adds a great flavor. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. I hope you’ll bring more of your recipes to the party this week.
Thank you 🙂
Smoothies of course!
Oh Smoothies Daily! The Blueberry Coconut one you have posted looks incredible!!
I would make some sort of smoothie as I have never had one.
The first thing I would make would be a smoothie
I would totally make a strawberry smoothie
Delicious 🙂 And Strawberries will soon be in season again too!
The first thing I would make would be hummus and peanut butter!
I would make a blueberry-kale-banana smoothie.
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I make raspberry smoothies every day – but my current blender always leaves big chunks,….
I will make Mixed berry smoothies FOR SURE! Thanks for sharing your recipe and hosting the giveaway.
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I would make a banana and strawberry smoothie!
I’d make a wildberry protein smoothie! Thanks for the great recipes. I sometimes add in some chia seeds too!
I would make a green smoothie with spinach, kale, and strawberries. Simple but good.
I would make a strawberry banana smoothie!
I would make smoothies with hidden greens for my picky boys!
I’d make a fruit smoothie with spinach!
a delicious green juice – it’s really why i want a really good quality blender for!
Something carb friendly. My 8 yr old is a diabetic and doesn’t get many treats. So something delicious and not too high in carbs would be awesome
I pitched my old blender in the garbage last week so would be making a peach/blueberry smoothie if I had a VItamix!
I would make fresh fruit smoothies for the whole family
I’d make a fruit smoothie for breakfast
just tried my first kale smoothie today…..delicious! Now if only I didnt have to yell at my blender every morning to crush the ice better, I would be set!
a peach and mango smoothies! yum
I’d make green smoothies so my son can get some veggies. 🙂
The first thing I’d make is green smoothies for me and my family!
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The very first thing I would make is a beautiful raspberry smoothie
I would experiment with a bunch of different smoothie recipes! like a cookies & cream protien smoothie!
blueberry coconut smoothie
peach mango smoothie
I would make a coffee smoothie
I have been wanting one of these since the 90’s. Too bad they’re so expensive.
Hello, I would like to make my own almond flour and butter and coconut flour and milk. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I’m not sure I would even know where to start….but likely a smoothie of some sort.
I’d love one to make any kind of fruit smoothies
i banana smoothie
I would make moothies galore!
I would get my husband to make a berry smoothie! He would be in heaven having a good blender for once!
I would make a smoothie! I drink one every morning.
Love to start grinding and blending summer fruits & veggies! Crossing fingers I’m chosen.
Smoothie with fruit and some spinach and a little avacado. Yummy!
I will make a mango and strawberries smoothie!
I would love to make gluten free bread (made it before in my broken one) and homemade butter from cream!
Great site. Great sweepstakes. I love the Vitamix blenders and have wanted one for a few years now. Thanks for the chance to win. Really want to try making GF bread and lots of smoothies for my familt.
The first thing I would make is cilantro hummus dip, then a green smoothie and then gluten free flour!
Make gluten free flour.
I would make a smoothie
I’d make a strawberry/banana smoothie!
I would make smoothies!
The first thing I would make would be a Strawberry Daiquiri. Then I would hop on to making some hummus, And I can almost guarantee… that my daughter would hop on in and start asking for a smoothie.
My mom had a vitamixer in the 80’s, when she passed away we fought over it. lol. I didn’t get it, but would love a chance at winning I know what a fantastic product it is, and I am so happy it’s become so popular over the years! I loved using it for salad dressings, and I grow lettuce and sprouts all year long. This would be perfect!
Your story says a lot about Vitamix quality. I’m so sorry that you didn’t get your Mom’s blender! Crossing my fingers for you 🙂
Strawberry rhubarb ice cream 🙂
Oh yum! That sounds so good. Rhubarb always reminds me of my Grandmother as she grew her own and baked with it all summer long!
We grow our own too. It’s coming really nicely this Spring. We have a large rhubarb patch and I can’t wait fro June to start harvesting.
I would make a Berry Smoothie with Almond milk.
Mango Margarita would be the first thing I made
I would make a black raspberry smoothie.
I’d like to try a green smoothie with spinach,kale,pineapple,coconut water and see how I feel in the morning–!st time
definitely smoothies 🙂
I would make a peanut butter and banana smoothie
I’d make pancakes!
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