Use your Vitamix high speed blender to make all sorts of healthy recipes, from soups, ice cream, sorbet, smoothies, juices, nut milks, and more! Here are some of the best healthy dairy-free blender-based recipes to help get you started.

pouring orange juice into a glass from a Vitamix blender.

Healthy Vitamix Recipes

I’ve been using a high-powered blender since I started on my health journey around 2008. I have both a Vitamix and a Blendtec and I love them both!

A Vitamix machine does so much more than the average blender and it’s easily one of my favorite kitchen appliances (see my complete list of healthy kitchen appliances). I use a Vitamix Explorian, but all of the models are excellent.

If you just got your first Vitamix or your’e a pro like me, then you’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing the easiest recipes to help get you started.

Whether you have a sweet tooth and want to make ice cream, or you want to make smoothie bowls for breakfast, I’ve got you covered with these favorite Vitamix recipes.

I’ve also included some of the most common questions about using a Vitamix below. Enjoy!!!

Best Vitamix Recipes

two glasses of homemade beet juice surrounded by lemons and beet greens.

Beet Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

This Sweet Beet Juice recipe is a refreshing drink that is so easy to make and tastes great with no earthy flavor. You only need six ingredients for this healthy recipe. Make this juice in a juicer or a blender!

jar of fresh celery juice on a table with celery stalks.

Easy Celery Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

Here’s an easy Celery Lime Juice recipe that is nourishing, fresh, and delicious, with directions for making it in a juicer or a blender. Celery juice is a nourishing beverage that you can drink in the morning, or at any time of day.

strawberry juice in pretty glass.

Strawberry Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

Strawberry Juice is not only beautiful, but it tastes great and it’s good for you. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Learn how to make homemade Strawberry Juice using a juicer, food processor, or a blender.

A squat glass of green apple juice on the table with Granny Smith apples.

Green Apple Juice (Blender or Juicer)

This Green Apple Juice is hydrating and delicious. It’s a great way to get nutrients from fruit and vegetables, but without all the chewing. Try this healthy Green Apple Juice using a blender or a juicer. It’s easy to make, and you can store it for a few days in the fridge!

A glass of mango juice topped with a mint leaf.

Mango Juice Recipe Made in a Blender

Here’s a delicious recipe for Mango Juice made in a blender. Mango juice is a naturally sweet fruit juice that is full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Make this homemade juice with just one ingredient.

anti inflammatory green juice recipe on table.

Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe with Ginger

This Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe is tasty and refreshing. It’s made with inflammation-fighting ingredients like turmeric, ginger, and pineapple. Serve this green juice with breakfast or between meals.

glasses of pineapple ginger juice.

Pineapple Ginger Juice: Great for Digestion

Pineapple Ginger Juice is a refreshing and invigorating beverage that blends the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the zesty spice of ginger. This vibrant drink not only offers a great balance of flavors but also boasts potential digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn how to make it in a juicer or a blender!

chocolate smoothie bowl with toppings.

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl (Dairy-Free & Vegan)

This Chocolate Smoothie Bowl recipe is full of healthy ingredients and rich chocolate flavor. Serve it as a satisfying breakfast or snack. Dairy-free and vegan.

two weight loss green smoothies next to bananas and mango.

Weight Loss Green Smoothie

This Weight Loss Green Smoothie is a yummy drink filled with ingredients like spinach, banana, avocado, mango, and chia seeds. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also perfect if you’re looking to lose weight. This smoothie is creamy, sweet, and the perfect choice for a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack.

dragon fruit smoothies.

Dragon Fruit Banana Smoothie

Enjoy this beautiful and refreshing Purple Dragon Fruit Banana Smoothie any time of the year. It’s made with only five ingredients and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

Two chocolate smoothies

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie (Vegan)

This creamy Avocado Chocolate Smoothie is absolutely delicious! It tastes like a milkshake, but it’s healthier and 100% dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Use frozen or fresh avocado plus a few other simple ingredients.

A blender with kale smoothie in it

Weight Loss Smoothie with Kale

This Weight Loss Smoothie with Kale is a healthy protein drink to fuel your morning! This green smoothie recipe actually tastes great and is packed with nutrition and ingredients to help you lose weight while feeling satisfied. This smoothie recipe can be made dairy-free if needed.

Two glasses of strawberry banana smoothie two straws and peanut butter drizzled on top.

Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Smoothie (5-Ingredients)

Here is a simple and delicious Banana Peanut Butter Strawberry Smoothie with just five ingredients. This is a refreshing breakfast, snack, or dessert smoothie with no added sugar.

Carrot orange juice in a handled mason jar with an orange slice on the rim.

Vitamix Carrot Juice

Vitamix Carrot Juice is a yummy drink you can make at home. This juice is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that can help improve your overall well-being. Plus, it’s easy to make and tasty too! Let me show you how to make it with a Vitamix blender.

vitamix orange juice in glass.

Vitamix Orange Juice

Use your Vitamix blender to make orange juice that is full of nutrition, fiber, and flavor. You only need oranges and water to make blended orange juice in your blender that is a delicious treat.

strawberry sorbet in a bowl

How to Make Vitamix Fruit Sorbet (2-Ingredients)

Learn how to make Vitamix Sorbet using frozen fruit. You only need a two ingredients to make a delicious frozen dessert that is vegan and dairy-free with no added sugar.

bowl of ice cream with a gold spoon

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream (Blender or Food Processor)

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream is a sweet treat that is perfect at any time of year. It’s made using coconut milk and real pumpkin puree. Blend the ingredients in a blender or food processor and then churn in an ice cream maker or using the freezer method.

Homemade vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean in a glass cup.

Vitamix Ice Cream Using Coconut Milk

This recipe for Vitamix Ice Cream is so creamy and thick. You just need a few ingredients to make this homemade dairy-free vanilla ice cream with no churning.

a cup of mango sorbet

Vitamix Mango Sorbet

Here’s a quick frozen treat that only takes a few minutes. You only need your high-speed blender to make this delicious Vitamix Mango Sorbet. This recipe is made dairy-free and is so refreshing!

a bowl of tomato soup.

Vitamix Tomato Soup (Vegan)

When you want a quick soup recipe, you’ve got to try this Vitamix Tomato Soup. It’s easy to make and tastes like a classic American favorite. This recipe is made in less than 20 minutes and is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

vegan broccoli potato soup in white bowl.

Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup

This nourishing and satisfying Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup is a perfect way to warm up. Make a big batch and then re-heat the leftovers throughout the week. This plant-based soup is made dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

vitamix coconut milk in bowl.

Vitamix Coconut Milk Recipe

Here’s how to make Vitamix Coconut Milk using a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag. Learn how to make vegan and dairy-free homemade coconut milk without fillers or preservatives.

cashew milk on a tabletop.

How to Make Cashew Milk

Learn how to make cashew milk for all of your dairy-free needs. You don’t even need a nut milk bag to make this delicious vegan and plant-based milk. Just blend and pour.

hemp milk in a jar with silver straw.

Vanilla Hemp Milk Recipe

Here’s a super easy and delicious Vanilla Hemp Milk Recipe that you can make at home in just a few minutes. This non-dairy milk is vegan, paleo, and nut-free. Skip the store-bought version and make your own instead!

Two glasses of almond milk, each with two paper straws.

DIY Almond Milk

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making homemade Vitamix Almond Milk that is super creamy. This recipe is vegan and dairy-free, and perfect for a dairy substitute.

Vitamix Recipe FAQs

Can I use a Vitamix blender to make green smoothies, and will they be smooth?

Yes, you can definitely use a Vitamix blender to make green smoothies. The powerful motor and high-quality blades ensure that even tough greens are blended smoothly, giving you a perfectly textured smoothie.

As a further note, I will often steam my greens before putting them in a smoothie to help remove the oxalates and to make the green smoothie easier to digest. But, that is optional!

Is it possible to make hot soup in a Vitamix blender?

Absolutely, Vitamix blenders can make hot soup. The friction from the blades can heat the ingredients as they blend, allowing you to prepare hot soups directly in the blender.

As a precaution, I always like to put a towel over the top of the Vitamix when I’m blending hot liquids to reduce any chance of getting burned if any liquid escapes.

Can I grind nuts and seeds in a Vitamix for making healthy spreads?

Yes, a Vitamix is capable of grinding nuts and seeds. It can efficiently turn them into smooth butters or spreads, ideal for healthy snacking.

How can I make dairy-free milk alternatives with a Vitamix?

Making dairy-free milk alternatives is easy with a Vitamix. You can blend ingredients like almonds, soy, or oats with water, then strain the mixture for homemade plant-based milk. You may wish to soak your nuts or seeds prior to blending to make them even easier to blend and easier to digest.

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.