The following is a catalog of our (mostly, at this point) vegan Vitamix recipes. We’re still working on veganizing; thank you for your patience.
Here’s what you should make with your Vitamix.
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Let’s face it. Some people’s first blend is a margarita.
And rightfully so!
Margs made in a Vitamix are restaurant qualtiy.
Because that’s what restaurant’s use. A Vitamix!
Use this recipe for grapefruit margaritas to make your first adult beverage with your Vitamix. Not only will it have an incredible consistency, it’s made with whole fruit!
And when you’ve mastered this particular Vitamix recipe, here are a few more beverages we like to make.
- Berry Wine Spritzers
- Grapefruit Margaritas
- Homemade Almond Milk
- Merry Mule
- Mexican Hot Chocolate (Vegan!)
- Pina Colada
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Raspberry Hot Cocoa
- Vegan Eggnog
Breads, doughs, and baked goods
There are several more complicated breads, doughs and baked goods you can make with your Vitamix. Absolutely.
But here’s the deal:
Making (healthy!) pancakes from scratch with your Vitamix is impressive and satisfying. And you can make this recipe without a baker’s touch (or ingredients).
No flour, no sugar, nothing scary at all. Just easy.
Make these oatmeal pancakes.
Whomever you’re making these for will love you forever.
Once you’ve made them, try some of the other breads, doughs and baked goods you can make in your Vitamix.
- Awesome black bean brownies
- Cauliflower pizza crust
- Chickpea Cookie Dough
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Hula Bites
- Matzah Pancakes
- Minimalist Baker’s Super Seedy Granola Bars
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Omelet Muffins
- Pumpkin Parfait
- Vegan chocolate chip banana bread
- Vegan cornbread
- Vegan French Toast
- Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
- Vegan Loaf
- Vegan Sweet Potato Latkes
- Veggie Tort
Choppers, grinders, and mashes
This is a catch-ass category for non-traditional Vitamix recipes. Looking at the list, this is where you’ll find some of the most unique, fun, and impressive recipes, all made easier with your Vitamix.
The one featured above, creamy cauliflower mash, is no exception.
Share this low-carb, vegan dish with a friend. They’ll be shocked they’re not eating buttery potatoes.
And when you’re ready, there are several more sho-stopping choppers, grinders, and mashes to try.
- Baby food purees
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Creamy Cauliflower Mash
- Detox Salad
- Homemade Applesauce
- Passover Charoset
- Sweet Relish
Dips and spreads
You can easily upgrade any dip and spread by using your Vitamix to make it fresh. Because, simply, fresher is better.
But this particular Vitamix recipe is not in stores (yet).
It’s my famous vegan queso. And it’s so good, people won’t know (or care!) that it has no cheese.
You cannot mess this recipe up.
And it’s so good, you might not even care to try the rest of the dips and spreads below.
- (Dairy-free, delicious!) Artichoke Dip
- (Vegan!) French Onion Dip
- 5-ingredient California salsa
- Beet Hummus
- Black Olive Hummus
- Cashew Queso
- Edamame Hummus
- Hawaiian Salsa
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Sun-dried tomato basil hummus
- Vegan sour cream
- Vegan Tzatziki
- Zvi’s smoky salsa
You can make a lot of homemade dressings without a Vitamix. And you should!
Homemade dressings are so much better than store-bought.
But if you want to impress with very little effort, make a dressing recipe that REQUIRES a Vitamix.
This one, a basic Vitamix vinaigrette, is the one you should master first. It’s the easiest.
Once you have, try the one pictured above: Apricot poppy seed.
It’s a bit more effort, but oh so worth it.
And of course, here’s the rest of our Vitamix dressing recipes to try afterwards.
- Apricot poppy seed vinaigrette
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Chia Seed Dressing
- Coconut Curry Dressing
- Perfect (vegan) Caesar dressing
- Pumpkin Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Ranch Dressing
- Tahini Dressing
“Frozen treats” is a term I never use in real life.
But here’s the deal:
These aren’t ice creams. Nor are they frozen yogurts.
And, simply calling them frozen desserts isn’t fun either.
They’re good ANY time of day.
So here’s a bunch of cold, thicker-than-smoothie snacks. Frozen treats, I guess.
Above is a berry lime sorbet you should make first. Then, try the rest!
- Apple Cider Pops
- Banana Ice Cream
- Berry Lime Sorbet
- Coco Lime Sorbet
- Coconut ice cream
- Cookies and cream pudding
- Multi-layered kiwi watermelon popsicles
- Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Simple blueberry blackberry popsicles
- Superb peach jalapeño popsicles
Learn the art of making juices in your Vitamix with these recipes.
If you’re wondering about the difference between juices and smoothies in your Vitamix, watch this.
Otherwise, start with the wonderful I am spicy hot green juice recipe. From there, branch out to others that are a color other than green.
- Blender Babes’ I am Spicy Hot (green juice)
- Invigorating citrus carrot juice
- Lower Back Pain Relief Juice (a delicious placebo)
- The Bloody Apple
- The Refresher
(Image from peanut butter recipe on Vitamix.com)
I bet you know you could make nut butters in your Vitamix.
But have you done it?
The technique is similar to frozen desserts. It takes a bit of practice, but is totally worth it.
Start with our honey cinnamon peanut butter and explore others afterwards.
Note: I realize this featured recipe is not technically vegan. Thank you for your patience as we update with a vegan alternative.
- Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter
- Chocolate almond butter
- Homemade Peanut Butter (with dates!)
- Monkey Butter
Sauces are some of my favorite Vitamix recipes. They’re better than store-bought because of freshness.
But more than that, you can make sauces you didn’t even know existed.
Who knew you could make a (vegan!) hollandaise sauce that’s perfect for smothering.
Have fun with these sauces. Lots more to come.
- Alfredo Sauce
- Black Olive Hummus
- Black Olive Sauce
- Buffalo Sauce
- Chimichurri sauce
- Crab Cake Sauce
- Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce
- Garlic Lime Aioli
- Homemade Applesauce
- Lemon Chive Fish Sauce
- Mushroom gravy
- Soyaki Sauce
- Spicy Soy Fish Sauce
- Strawberry topping
- Vegan Avocado Hollandaise Sauce
- Vodka Sauce
Most people get a Vitamix to start or maintain a smoothie regimen. You want to make smoothies.
But with the 1000’s of smoothie recipes out there, recommending just one would be unfair.
So I’ve broken down these recipes into sub categories.
Do try each featured recipe. Then come back to try the rest.
The Carolyne’s is the green smoothie you should make first. Perfect flavor, consistency, and with your Vitamix, perfect texture.
- Apple Banana Kale Smoothie
- Apple Carrot Kale Smoothie
- Carolyne’s Green Smoothie
- Clover Shake
- Mango Kale Smoothie
- Super Green Smoothie
Sometimes you are out of greens (or just don’t feel like ’em!). Try this Pineapple Smoothie. Others are listed below, but with this category, you can easily improvise.
This is the PB&J smoothie. It’s so good, you’ll be speechless at first sip.
And unlike most Vitamix recipes for smoothies, banana-free.
- Basic B Blueberry Smoothie
- Light chocolate blueberry smoothie
- Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie
- Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Tropical Smoothie
So many good picks in here. But since the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana is a great example of simpler-is-better, start there. Then, try the rest.
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Apple Watermelon Smoothie
- Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- Chiberia chiller
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Frosty S’mores
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake
- Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Pina Colada
- Pumpkin Smoothie
- Sa-Squash Smoothie Bowl
- The Coffee Smoothie
- The New NOYOKE Shake
- Vanilla Protein Shake
Did you know that vegetables plus water makes soup? And did you know your Vitamix makes this quick and easy?
Well, my Louisiana-style gumbo is an alternative take on the famed Vitamix tortilla soup recipe. Cold water plus vegetables in a Vitamix for six minutes makes hot soup.
Once you’ve made this start-to-finish type of Vitamix soup recipe, try some of the other type: Start-on-the-stove-and-finish-in-a-Vitamix soup recipes.
- (Fancy) Tomato Soup
- Balsamic Butternut Squash Soup
- Beer Cheese Soup
- Creamy Cauliflower soup
- Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup
- Lentil soup
- Louisiana gumbo
- Parental Lentil Chili
- Zucchini coconut soup
Here’s why these Vitamix recipes will change the world
It might sound hyperbolic, but I genuinely believe it. These featured Vitamix recipes can change the world.
Because change is hard. Like, really hard.
Just getting a Vitamix (or any other blender, for that matter) does not mean you’ll actually use it. And using it does not mean you’ll continue to use it.
But what if you did?
What if you mastered the featured Vitamix recipes, all of which are (or can be easily modified to be) vegan? Imagine what could happen!
You could lose weight, find more energy, sure. But that’s just the beginning.
YOU are now a catalyst for changes in other people’s habits.
Now, our environment is healthier. Our health care costs have decreased.
The world is a better place.
I know, it’s idealistic.
But this is the hope I hold onto. The hope that gets me out of bed in the morning.
The hope that, together, we can, as Steve Jobs famously said, put a dent in the universe.
And if you like stats, here are a few that support my claim that these Vitamix recipes will change the world.
Stat 1) Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Source: WorldWatch, November/December 2009. Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, USA. Pp. 10–19.
Stat 2) Obese adults spend 42 percent more on direct healthcare costs than adults who are a healthy weight. Source: State of obesity
Stat 3) Vitamix machines last 10x longer than Nutribullet and 3x longer than Ninja. Source: How Vitamix machines are built to last
Bonus stat that isn’t actually a stat at all: A blend a day keeps the doctor away.
Note 1: This page is constantly updated as new Vitamix recipes are added.
Note 2: You can find no-blender recipes (bowls, appetizers, snacks, etc). in our recipe index.
Note 3: I just opened enrollment for a course on using your Vitamix that might be of interest to you or someone you know. It’s called Vitamix 101 and is pretty great.