Smoothies with a @Vitamix Blender

Vitamix Blender
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!

Berry Smoothie
(Almond milk, banana, spinach, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries protein powder)

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie (coconut water, banana, protein powder, frozen blueberries, spinach)

Mixed Berry Smoothies(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.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake 1c

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:

Vitamix Blender

  1. The Vitamix purees my smoothies SMOOTH with no seeds or lumps.
  2. The Vitamix does the job quickly.
  3. The Vitamix is versatile.
  4. The Vitamix is SUPER easy and quick to clean!

See more Smoothie Inspiration on our Pinterest Board:

Follow Multi-Testing Mommy’s board Blender Recipe Collection on Pinterest.

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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While you’re here, you may wish to check out some my other recipes!

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194 Responses to Smoothies with a @Vitamix Blender

  1. jemrah says:

    a berry smoothie!

  2. Amy Heffernan says:

    I would make blueberry smoothies! mmm πŸ™‚ Thanks,

  3. Holly says:

    Peach Mango Smoothies!

  4. ToCo says:

    Avocado smoothie!

  5. Tanya B says:

    Kale/Spinach smoothie with strawberries, apple and banana.

  6. Andria CordovezMulet says:

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie! YUM-O

  7. flowerchild23 says:

    I would make a strawberry smoothie

  8. wendy says:

    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.

  9. leanne m says:

    I would make a smoothie with pineapples, mangos and kale fo rmy kids. They love it!

  10. Laura Revilla says:

    banana smothie

  11. Jennifer Alger Morse says:

    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!

  12. Brandy says:

    Awesome giveaway! And love your blog’s new look. πŸ™‚ I love smoothies too. I mostly make berry ones.

  13. pinksuzanne says:

    I would be making my Pumpkin Smoothie, it tastes like you are drinking pumpkin pie plus it is healthy.

  14. Julianne Wiebe says:

    I would make a smoothie first! Yum!

  15. Larker says:

    I would make a blueberry smoothie πŸ˜€

  16. Darlene Schuller says:

    I’d make a strawberry & banana smoothie!

  17. lori b says:

    strawberry, banana, kiwi fruit smoothie

  18. lyn21 says:

    The first thing I would make would be a Strawberry smoothie

  19. blessedta says:

    Smoothie

  20. Mom 4 Two says:

    I would like to try to make soup or ice cream!

  21. learningtitus2 says:

    A smoothie! (That blueberry coconut one looks delish!)

  22. michelle tremblett says:

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie πŸ™‚

  23. Karen H says:

    I would make a smoothie with fresh fruit and yogurt (Greek) Yum

  24. Judy Cowan says:

    I would make a pineapple banana & coconut smoothie! (Judy C)

  25. Jody @ Mommy Moment says:

    Thanks for sharing your tips on making smoothies in the Vitamix. There are so many options to make amazing food using a Vitamix.

  26. Krystal says:

    hmmm some type of strawberry smoothie, but loaded with all kinds of good things

  27. Adina H. says:

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie.

  28. Shari Goss says:

    I would make…my 4yo dance. He does whenever he sees a blender πŸ˜› But I guess you mean what would I use the vitamix to make….it would be a fruit smoothie

  29. Karen Hayes says:

    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!

  30. Barb Vaughan says:

    I’ve heard that soups in the Vitamix take 6 mins to piping hot….yummy….can’t wait to make Broccoli Soup!!!

  31. Amirah says:

    I would probably make a berry smoothie first πŸ™‚

  32. kathy downey says:

    i would make a smoothie

  33. Andrea says:

    A yummy blueberry and peach smoothie!

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  35. Cheryl says:

    I would make a tropical smoothie for my boys and myself!

  36. Grace says:

    thanks for the sharing, berries smoothies for my girls

  37. Jenny Major says:

    smoothies

  38. stacey dempsey says:

    I would make a smoothie with yogurt and yummy frozen berries

  39. dewinner says:

    A smoothie with honey, yogurt, fresh berries and anything full of vitamins.

  40. karla says:

    I would make a milkshake!! Awesome!

  41. Tooth Fairy says:

    I enjoy mixing banana, strawberries and greek yogurt in food processor so I suppose I would do similar and make a fruity smoothie!

  42. Tracey11 says:

    A mango smoothie.

  43. Michelle Kristin Galante says:

    a fruit smoothie with strawberries and blueberries and hide some veggies to trick my kid lol

  44. lorena says:

    My kids and hubby would enjoy fruit smoothies and cute smoothie mustaches!

  45. Heidi C. says:

    I would definitely make fruit smoothies for my gang!

  46. Irene Eichler says:

    banana strawberry smoothie

  47. Leah Lucas says:

    We will make our weekly super juice! In our blender the flax seeds don’t completely get blended!

  48. Nancy T says:

    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.

  49. 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!!

  50. Bons says:

    I’d make strawberry, blueberry and peach smoothies

  51. Katie Edwards says:

    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.

  52. Wordfiend says:

    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.

  53. Shauna Oberg says:

    Love my smoothies every morning!

  54. melissa says:

    SMOOTHIES!!!! YUM!!!!

  55. Tammy B says:

    If I won, I would be making body cleanses and smoothies to get healthy

  56. Alanna Banks says:

    If I won, I would make my own green smoothies instead of paying $10 for one everyday.

  57. @those2girls says:

    Something tropical!

  58. Jennifer P. says:

    I would make a blueberry banana smoothie.

  59. Christina Tacconelli says:

    If I won, there isn’t much I wouldn’t put in this thing! I would probably start with something slushie!

  60. Carli says:

    I would create a berry smoothie that I could then use to create homemade popsicles!

  61. Emily says:

    I would use it to blend delicious soups – It’s the perfect tool to have around the kitchen for any and every task!

  62. elaing8 says:

    A strawberry banana smoothie

  63. pmilner says:

    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.

  64. Debbie Petch says:

    My strawberry smoothie.

  65. littlemissbaker says:

    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

  66. i would make an iced coffee smoothie – yum!

  67. Sunshine g says:

    A strawberry banana smoothie!

  68. Kimiko says:

    I would make a berry smoothie with flax and apple and greens!

  69. MyBitsandBleeps says:

    If I won, the first thing I would make is a fruit smoothie … berries, apple, carrots, and I’d sneak in some greens.

  70. Jennifer Webster says:

    I was thinking a milkshake, but that gluten free cake is way more appealing!

  71. ikkinlala says:

    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!

  72. kelly says:

    I would make a smoothie with strawberries, bananas and coconut milk.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  73. Ms_Key says:

    I really want to make smoothies, I think that would be the very first thing I’d make! Smoothies are so hot right now! πŸ˜‰

  74. Sweet Panda says:

    If I won, I would make smoothies with dragon fruit, bananas and kiwi

  75. Colleen Cole says:

    strawberry banana smoothie

  76. Dandi D says:

    I would really like to try making my own almond butter.

  77. sarah sar says:

    I will use it to make some dips!

  78. Tina W says:

    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!

  79. Anita Kaiser says:

    I would love to be able to make my own almond milk!

  80. Siobhan says:

    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!

  81. Audrey @ Gluten-FreeVeganLove says:

    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!

  82. peg5 says:

    wow, i’d probably dump every fruit i have in the house into the blender and see what comes out…yum!

  83. Stephen k says:

    I’ll make a smoothie very much like yours.

  84. Libby Jones says:

    Sure would make things easier! Could make the grandkids smoothies!

  85. Jenn@Fox in the City says:

    I would LOVE a Vitamix. I killed my Magix Bullet making smoothies and have been in a wee bit of withdrawl from them!

  86. mommakoala says:

    My breakfast smoothies.
    (Debbie W)

  87. Lizzie says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a while. I’ve just about killed my bullet.

  88. Robyn B. says:

    I would make a banana tangerine smoothie.

  89. Diana M. says:

    I would make a strawberry smoothie. Yum!

  90. Mary says:

    Chocolate Banana Smoothies Yummy πŸ™‚

  91. KAMGraw says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  92. Jen Thomas says:

    I would make a strawberry Banana smoothie for my mom

  93. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d use it to puree my coconut curry butternut squash soup

  94. Dilara Litonjua says:

    I’d make a kale, banana, pineapple & mango smoothie with coconut water.

  95. eringee says:

    cool! i’ve wanted one for a while!

  96. JustPlainSuzi says:

    A pineapple banana smoothie! (Suzi)

  97. Lisa says:

    A mango lassi…yummy!

  98. Laura Vara says:

    Nutricious chocolate icecream

  99. Sarah Miller says:

    breakfast smoothies

  100. caroline m. says:

    I would make my very first smoothie

  101. Tina F says:

    I would make smoothies with kale, banana, pineapple & oranges,strawberries with coconut milk.

  102. Dennis L. says:

    Strawberry milkshake

  103. CKhan says:

    I would make butternut squash soup. Yes, that’s right – soup in a blender!! I read it in a Vitamix recipe at Costco.

  104. puzzled101 says:

    Smoothies and milkshakes

  105. 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!

  106. Missycat11 says:

    I would be making my breakfast smoothie in it. Lots of greens, strawberries, and protein powder.

  107. Denise Adams says:

    I would start with a shake for my dad with LOTS of fat and calories… then a Mango smoothie for me

  108. Christina says:

    Love this!! My hubby makes fabulous smoothies for me and the kids πŸ™‚

  109. I would make smoothies… or maybe lobster dip. mmmm

  110. Alice H. says:

    The blueberry coconut smoothie looks really good and never thought of that combo!

  111. ChristinaE says:

    A chocolate shake. Yeah, a healthy one with Chocolate Protein Powder and low-fat milk.

  112. Brittany Hamilton says:

    I would be making smoothies for sure!!

  113. Nicky says:

    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.

  114. lil_dreame says:

    Smoothies of course!

  115. JusticeSadie says:

    Oh Smoothies Daily! The Blueberry Coconut one you have posted looks incredible!!

  116. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would make some sort of smoothie as I have never had one.

  117. Katy Emanuel says:

    The first thing I would make would be a smoothie

  118. Nolie says:

    I would totally make a strawberry smoothie

  119. Pam says:

    The first thing I would make would be hummus and peanut butter!

  120. Jennifer L. says:

    I would make a blueberry-kale-banana smoothie.

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  122. kingclam says:

    I make raspberry smoothies every day – but my current blender always leaves big chunks,….

  123. Journeysof TheZoo says:

    I will make Mixed berry smoothies FOR SURE! Thanks for sharing your recipe and hosting the giveaway.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  124. Bev says:

    I would make a banana and strawberry smoothie!

  125. Lisa A says:

    I’d make a wildberry protein smoothie! Thanks for the great recipes. I sometimes add in some chia seeds too!

  126. KimQuinn says:

    I would make a green smoothie with spinach, kale, and strawberries. Simple but good.

  127. Jen Hirst says:

    I would make a strawberry banana smoothie!

  128. Leah says:

    I would make smoothies with hidden greens for my picky boys!

  129. Wobbles says:

    I’d make a fruit smoothie with spinach!

  130. Debora Grimson Solarski says:

    Green smoothie!

  131. Jenn E says:

    a delicious green juice – it’s really why i want a really good quality blender for!

  132. chris glencross says:

    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

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  133. Helene308 says:

    I pitched my old blender in the garbage last week so would be making a peach/blueberry smoothie if I had a VItamix!

  134. Jess says:

    I would make fresh fruit smoothies for the whole family

  135. bcgirll says:

    I’d make a fruit smoothie for breakfast

  136. Blair says:

    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!

  137. Lisa says:

    a peach and mango smoothies! yum

  138. Aly Morell says:

    I’d make green smoothies so my son can get some veggies. πŸ™‚

  139. Julie Lee says:

    The first thing I’d make is green smoothies for me and my family!

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  141. erin2470 says:

    The very first thing I would make is a beautiful raspberry smoothie

  142. nathania h says:

    I would experiment with a bunch of different smoothie recipes! like a cookies & cream protien smoothie!

  143. Talex5 says:

    blueberry coconut smoothie

  144. Katharine W says:

    peach mango smoothie

  145. Narinder Chana says:

    I would make a coffee smoothie

  146. sweetbuns says:

    I have been wanting one of these since the 90’s. Too bad they’re so expensive.

  147. TrishFr says:

    Hello, I would like to make my own almond flour and butter and coconut flour and milk. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  148. sunshine says:

    I’m not sure I would even know where to start….but likely a smoothie of some sort.

  149. hrather sullivan says:

    I’d love one to make any kind of fruit smoothies

  150. Katie B says:

    i banana smoothie

  151. I would make moothies galore!

  152. Katrina Rowland says:

    I would get my husband to make a berry smoothie! He would be in heaven having a good blender for once!

  153. Kirsten says:

    I would make a smoothie! I drink one every morning.

  154. CherylinMassachusetts says:

    Love to start grinding and blending summer fruits & veggies! Crossing fingers I’m chosen.

  155. Megan says:

    Smoothie with fruit and some spinach and a little avacado. Yummy!

  156. jenborn2impress says:

    I will make a mango and strawberries smoothie!

  157. BaileyDexter says:

    I would love to make gluten free bread (made it before in my broken one) and homemade butter from cream!

  158. Corri says:

    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.

  159. Megan Korth says:

    The first thing I would make is cilantro hummus dip, then a green smoothie and then gluten free flour!

  160. Sally says:

    Make gluten free flour.

  161. Amanda Hertel says:

    Breakfast Smoothies!

  162. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I would make a smoothie

  163. missbobloblaw says:

    I’d make a strawberry/banana smoothie!

  164. babyjamiee says:

    I would make smoothies!

  165. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux says:

    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.

  166. krita says:

    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!

  167. Bo Penny says:

    Strawberry rhubarb ice cream πŸ™‚

  168. Cheryl Almas says:

    I would make a Berry Smoothie with Almond milk.

  169. rhod says:

    Mango Margarita would be the first thing I made

  170. Deb Jackson says:

    I would make a black raspberry smoothie.

  171. Patty Rogers George says:

    spinach icecream

  172. Lynn K says:

    I’d like to try a green smoothie with spinach,kale,pineapple,coconut water and see how I feel in the morning–!st time

  173. Kristin Donley says:

    smoothie

  174. Elaine Lau says:

    definitely smoothies πŸ™‚

  175. Joey B says:

    I would make a peanut butter and banana smoothie

  176. Life of K says:

    I’d make pancakes!

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