What's In My Kitchen: Vitamix

Our newest kitchen gadget was the unexpected and extremely generous gift of a Vitamix from my parents for Christmas. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!) I had heard about the wonders of the Vitamix and seen the demo at our local Costco, but owning one was not on our radar. The Vitamix takes blending to a whole new level. (It is a "high-performance blender," after all!) Thus far we've made several smoothies, protein shakes, and even a batch of vanilla ice cream (that recipe still needs a little tweakage). I'm looking forward to trying many of the recipes from the cookbook that came with the Vitamix, and I've already got my eye on several hearty soup recipes that look absolutely delicious. 

Good Mornin' Vitamix Smoothie
makes two 16-ounce servings

1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 apple, cored and halved
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 banana, peeled (frozen or fresh)
1 cup ice cubes

1. Add all the ingredients to the Vitamix pitcher.
2. Start blending at variable one. Increase the speed to variable ten, then flip to high.
3. Blend for 45 seconds, or until the smoothie reaches the desired consistency.
4. Serve it up and start your day!


  1. Try combining a cup of ice, a whole peeled orange (seedless), a couple drops of vanilla and stevia or your preferred sweetener. Combine until smooth. Tastes just like a creamsicle!!

  2. Hey I know you posted this over a year ago...but I was wondering how you like your Vitamix??? Do you use it often?? I am still undecided as to buy one. Your thoughts comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Karen

  3. Hi Karen,
    We still use our Vitamix quite often. Lately, I've been using it to puree big batches of hot soups and my husband uses it frequently to make protein smoothies. It's definitely an investment, but so far it's been absolutely worth it.


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