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Here at Blender Babes we are huge fans of Vitamix blenders.
While many see Vitamix blenders as great smoothie makers, we Vitamix devotees know how they’re capable of so much more!
So we’ve compiled 75 amazingly delicious Vitamix recipes you can make with any Vitamix blender to showcase how magnificently versatile these high-powered blenders are and how beneficial they can be to living a healthier lifestyle.
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Sauces & Condiments
This fermented hot sauce from the Heal Your Gut Cookbook isn’t just “hot”, it’s blazing! The Hot Nicky hot sauce goes well with any Mexican dish, on burgers, roast beef or fish, eggs, or as a yummy topping to oysters and anything else that you like to put hot sauce on. I love the unique flavor profile. Imagine a thicker, green Tabasco-type sauce with more heat, with an added depth of flavor from the mango and apples. A single batch will go a long way so you can jar whatever is left and give it as a homemade gift to a loved one.
Fire up your Vitamix to make this ultra-delicious sun-dried tomato dipping sauce for these finger-licking good gluten-free herbed chicken fingers (or just use the sauce for your frozen nuggets - no judgements here). Since the sauce goes a long way, refrigerate the leftovers to use later as a spread on sandwiches. You can always make another batch of the chicken fingers which works well as a light snack, an appetizer OR as a main course.
This recipe for summer rolls with mango lime and mint dipping sauce from Brendan Brazier is simple, light, refreshing and packed with minerals. The mint dipping sauce has a great taste and is ideal as a dip but can also be used as a burger topping for kick of freshness. This is the perfect party pleaser. They’ll make an impression both on the eye and in the mouth.
Spread on sandwiches, as a dip for fruit or even an ingredient in a smoothie; these are just a few uses for what is considered one of the most beloved condiments. It’s also pretty easy to DIY with a high-powered blender. Plus, it’s healthier since your homemade nut butter will be free of hydrogenated oils, preservatives and extra calories often found in store brands. Consider combining different nuts or adding spices to make your nut butter unique to you and your taste buds.
This sugar free jam is not only free of all the preservatives and added sugars of traditional jams, but it packs a nutritious punch of protein and Omega’s by using one of our favorite super foods — chia seeds! This recipe is great for diabetics and those who are following a low-sugar lifestyle. Besides raspberries, you can also make this yummy chia seed jam with strawberries or blackberries! Whichever berry you use, this chia jam should last about 10 days to 2 weeks in the fridge but you’ll definitely eat it way before then!
This gravy recipe is a traditional vegan alternative. It contains a complex flavor that is reminiscent of traditional gravy but is made with healthier for your ingredients like nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar. It’s also sodium and refined sugar-free. The addition of molasses not only gives this recipe it’s rich gravy recipe it adds B vitamins as well.
Though most identify it as a mayonnaise substitute, aioli is a flavorful alternative and this oil-free version is super healthy! Creamy and delicious, this twist on the usual condiment is super easy to make, and gluten-free. The addition of the Greek yogurt gives this aioli an added protein boost. While the lemon juice and dill offer an intense, zesty flavor that makes it a terrific dip for veggies, french fries or as a spread on sandwiches or wraps.
This is as clean as any marinara sauce recipe can get. It’s raw, fat-free, (optionally) oil-free, dairy-free and oh so yummy! You can put this sauce on pizza, pour over some roasted (or raw) cauliflower, or enjoy it over spiralized vegetables or gluten-free pasta!
This healthy NOT-TELLA chocolate hazelnut spread contains only two all-natural ingredients – hazelnuts and chocolate! It’s nutty and chocolate-y and MUCH healthier for you than the brands found in the store. Plus, you can vary the recipe by adding your favorite dark chocolate.
The combination of cranberry and dill brings a sophisticated dimension to this plant-based “cheese” recipe I’m sure you will LOVE! Easily whip this up in your power blender and impress your friends and family with a delicious appetizer that’s perfect for all lifestyles and diets any time of year.
11. Chai Spice Blend
Whipping up a yummy frappuccino, smoothie, or muffins, but not sure where to find “chai spice” Save money and time by making the blend yourself from ingredients on your spice rack. This is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and voila!
This scrumptious apple butter recipe is a great topping for crepes, french toast, biscuits, or pancakes. Made with dates, molasses and apples, you might also enjoy a scoop of it in your morning bowl of steel cut oats with your favorite milk substitute . One thing is for certain — this sweet spread will make your mouth happy.
Dips & Dressings
This white bean and rosemary dip recipe from Peggy K is super savory with a delicately creamy texture making it a perfect addition to a mixed vegetable crudité. The white bean base gives it a real protein punch while being lower in calories and higher in fiber than most hummus recipes!
This edamame and basil hummus is super fast and easy to make especially in a Vitamix blender. It’s ideal as a dip or as a spread for sandwiches or wraps. With a significant protein boost from the edamame and the yummy flavor of the basil, this hummus recipe gets more delicious with each bite!
Chips and salsa are everyone’s go-to party snack, especially when it’s made healthy and fresh! Just blend up and serve with your favorite tortilla chips and you have yourself a quick and healthy salsa for guests or enjoy alongside a yummy margarita! If you want to add a spicy fat-burning kick, try a little bit of jalapeño.
The best (and easiest) Vitamix Baba Ganoush recipe you'll ever make! It’s sooooo good for you, with very few calories, is low carb and high in fiber. The perfect appetizer or snack.
With only three ingredients including omega-3 rich flaxseed oil, this just might be the easiest recipe you’ll ever make in your Vitamix and your taste buds will thank you. You can sauté vegetables in it or use it as a salad dressing. You can also coat meats and/or fresh veggies cooking on the grill or stove. We even used it in scrambled eggs and that was totally YUM! Easy to make, wonderfully fragrant, delicious and full of nutritional goodness; you can’t go wrong with this cilantro omega oil recipe.
Versatility and great flavor are the best things about this nutritious salad dressing from Dr. Andrew Weil’s cookbook True Food. It’s so good that it will jazz up just about any salad. Or you can use it to transform your favorite grain or lean protein (shrimp anyone?).
This kale salad with maple-mustard dressing by our friend Julieanna Hever is a must try. As a superfood, kale which is toxin-eliminating and iron-rich, should be an important staple in a healthy diet. Pair it with this tasty maple-mustard dressing that’s made with tahini and you’ll have a low-cal, high protein delicious vegan meal you’ll want to make again and again.
This oil free red pepper and cilantro salad dressing by celebrity nutritionist and Vitamix lover Kimberly Snyder is from her Beauty Detox Solution book and we LOVE it! It’s a low calorie dressing compared to most, and filled with nutrition and beauty detox ingredients. It’s great on any tossed salad and is especially good when accompanying a Mexican entree.
Breads & Muffins
This is a tasty quick bread with a hearty feel. The spices give it a great flavor while the apple and zucchini add melt in your mouth moistness. It’s a healthy indulgence the whole family can enjoy that makes it easier to get the picky eaters in your home to eat some veggies.
Here’s a great dough recipe to go with the rawsome marinara sauce listed above to make your homemade pizza dreams complete. Prep is quick and simple just be sure to use the pulse function on your blender to avoid overblending.
A vegan, refined sugar–free, and oil-free chocolate zucchini Vitamix muffin recipe that tastes great? Yes, it’s true. These chocolate muffins mask the taste of zucchini quite well. You’ll enjoy making this recipe as your Vitamix blender will take on the heavy lifting of preparing your muffin batter including the grinding of the flax seeds and chopping your walnuts. All that’ll be left to do is fold your wet and dry ingredients together then bake and of course EAT!
Fill your home with mouthwatering aromas and your stomach with this quick and easy apple cinnamon bread recipe. It’s moist, melt in your mouth good and contains so many favorite fall flavors, you’re surely fall fast in love. For a vegan version, you could substitute with a flax or chia egg! This simply delicious bread can be a great snack of a nice breakfast. Add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and it will become a magnificent dessert!
Skip the processed, store-bought muffins, that are filled with loads of sugar, in favor of these yummy vegan yogurt creations! These muffins smell soooooo good coming out of the oven, and have a nice moist center with a soft crumb exterior. Quick, healthy, yummy and fat-free. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
This vegan and gluten-free chia seed doughnut recipe with whipped coconut cream is proof that not all doughnuts have to be the unhealthy kind. Packed with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber, this healthy treat will have you feeling energized instead of weighed down and, most importantly, won’t put a damper on your diet.
The Vitamix is the perfect blender for making bread crumbs, which are always useful to have on hand to thicken soup or even for meatballs! Go Italian and add the spices, or leave them out for plain bread crumbs.
Store bought cornmeal is expensive, and unlike some other fancy foods (think French Macarons), cornmeal is super easy to make yourself! Freeze any extras you have and you’re ready to get cooking!
We transformed a classic banana bread recipe into this healthier version by swapping some ingredients. This recipe was made even easier with a high powered Vitamix blender. You’ll savor each slice knowing the better-for-you options saved you some calories.
Homemade flour is cheap, delicious, healthy, and surprisingly simple to make with a Vitamix. Thanks to the super strong motor and sharp blades, your high-powered blender can easily grind whole grains like wheat berries, spelt berries, rye berries, quinoa, pearled barley, amaranth, buckwheat, into a flour to bake/cook with in seconds. Want to improve the nutritional value of your homemade flour? Soak or sprout your grains first to unleash its healthy potency.
These gluten-free muffins are light, tender, and stay moist for days. Full of delicious carrot and zucchini flavor, this recipe shows you how to make your own gluten-free flour that you can blend quickly and easily. These muffins are also extremely filling, with a protein boost from the organic yogurt, quinoa, and almonds. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, as these heart-healthy muffins come together quickly with the assistance of a Vitamix.
Topped with fresh strawberries or banana and your favorite nut butter, these gluten-free and vegan muffins are great for breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. Drizzle them with maple syrup or stuffed with chocolate nibs, they become a delicious, fiber-filled treat that’s also highly nutritious.
This gluten-free Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup recipe is both chunky AND smooth. A delectable paradox! It’s perfect by itself delicious and filling, or as a side dish to the main course.
With West African and Ethiopian influences, this African sweet potato soup recipe is simple yet packed with flavor. With the rich taste of peanuts and a slight kick from the Berbere, you’ll find yourself making this a few times no matter the season.
This sweet apple butternut squash soup recipe is not only delicious but flexible: you can easily make it vegan by omitting the optional butter. Mix in a little holiday flavor with the ginger apple cider and invite over a few friends to try it! This sweet apple butternut squash soup recipe is not only delicious but flexible: you can easily make it vegan by omitting the optional butter. Mix in a little holiday flavor with the ginger apple cider and invite over a few friends to try it!
This acorn squash soup is one of our favorite Vitamix soup recipes! It’s sweet aroma will fill your kitchen and it’s super fast and easy to make! Serve with salad for a light lunch or have as a warming snack or appetizer. It’s sure to become one of your favorite go to recipes for acorn squash!
This was one of my favorite raw soups. It’s a light and fresh vegetable soup full of nutrients to help your body maintain optimum health! You don’t have to eat it raw though. The slightly tangy, sweet flavor tastes great and smells delicious served warm, hot, or cold.
This warming cauliflower cream soup recipe uses the texture of cooked onions and cauliflower to make a raw, dairy-free creamy soup from puréed vegetables. This soup is a lovely start to a heavier meal, or serve it with crusty bread for a light dinner and can be easily made in a high powered blender.
If you’re looking for easy-to-make, low-calorie soups, this carrot soup recipe uses minimal healthy ingredients and makes four hearty servings. It’s thick and creamy and also vegan/vegetarian-friendly as it’s dairy-free. Not only will it make your kitchen smell amazing, but you’ll definitely find yourself savoring how wonderfully the vegetables blend together with the extra spicy kick from the red pepper flakes!
Here’s a traditional creamy Irish potato soup recipe. Its creamy, smooth and subtle flavors will definitely warm your tummy.
Here are two recipes in one. The soup can be made a few days ahead and then topped with fresh pesto to keep the flavor and color vibrant when serving. If you have a real pumpkin laying around, make your own pumpkin puree for even more homemade goodness. Easily make this vegetarian by swapping chicken stock for vegetable stock and using a milk substitute.
This quick and easy recipe for sweet potato soup, topped with buttery avocados is a must-try! Experiment with it by adding spices like ginger, turmeric, paprika, pepper, and cinnamon to amp up the flavor without upping the calories or sodium! I love this soup served extra thick and creamy, but you can easily thin it out simply by adding more vegetable broth, non-dairy milk, or water.
Breakfast & Brunch
This baked vegetable frittata is a savory, homestyle “comfort food” with a healthy twist. It is filling enough to be the star of an easy dinner as well as the perfect brunch option! It’s a great basic recipe, so you can use whatever vegetables and herbs you have on hand. The best part of this vegetable frittata recipe is that it can be prepared almost completely in your Vitamix blender.
Start your day with a plate of delicious and healthy pancakes or waffles, made with our gluten-free waffle and pancake batter recipe. If you’re totally inspired you can make every bit of this recipe homemade in your Vitamix starting with the gluten free baking mix/flour to a healthy fresh blueberry or strawberry syrup you pour on top!
You will love this creamy vegan cheese center married to this juicy mushroom. Pop one in your mouth and they just explode with herb and garlic flavor! This recipe is terrific as an appetizer but also can be a main course with a salad or fruit on the side.
Your Vitamix blender can – amazingly – grind meat, so this is a simple way to make your own savory (with just a touch of sweet) healthy breakfast sausage with no nitrates, additives, or other unwanted preservatives.
Bet you never thought your Vitamix blender could make a simple crab cakes recipe even easier! Crab cakes are a tasty American traditional dish that can be served as a starter or as a main seafood dish. You’ll longer want to order crab cakes in restaurants now that you can make them so easily at home!
A delightful hearty and healthy comfort food recipe that’s savory and EXTREMELY adaptable. It is very easy to vary the vegetables so long as it is a root or fall vegetable that is dense enough to withstand roasting, otherwise just add the veggies at the end (i.e. tomatoes, etc.). The crust is easy to prepare in advance and comes together quickly in a Vitamix.
These delicate, savory cauliflower wraps are the perfect vehicle to enjoy your favorite spreads sans the wheat. The egg gives them an extra pack of protein and lutein. Fill with avocado spread and your favorite veggies for a complete, and nutritious meal. They’re so good, even the most committed gluten-eaters will gobble them down and ask for seconds!
This vegan spaghetti and meatballs ingredient list probably isn’t similar to your Grandma’s, but it’s loaded with flavor, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s gluten-free and plant-based too! Using squash as spaghetti “noodles” is a healthier choice than regular noodles and tops the list for easy vegan dinner ideas. The same goes for the vegan mushroom meatballs.
This healthy and easy candied yam recipe by Food Network chef and author Robin Miller, is a delicious, velvety smooth take on a classic dish but without those sugar-laden marshmallows. Made with a perfect combination of sweet and cinnamon-y spice, you and everyone at your table will be asking for seconds.
This vegetable lasagna is ideal for entertaining, the picky eater, the casserole lover and the comfort food connoisseur. The secret ingredients that make this the best vegetable lasagna recipe are the red pepper flakes, fresh oregano, and cumin. These spices combine wonderfully to create the perfect zing and a wonderful pop of flavor.
This vegan cheesy smoky butternut squash recipe from the book The Vegiterranean Diet, is easy to make and will quickly become a favorite in your home. Thankfully, frozen butternut squash is available year round so this delicious high fiber and high protein recipe can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Nothing feels more like comfort food than pasta smothered in a warm, creamy, cheesy sauce and tossed with some sweet, hearty, lightly cooked broccoli.
Desserts & Puddings
High fiber, low carb dessert recipes like this one are not only delicious, they seriously hit the sweet spot without all added calories. It tastes and smells exactly like cookie dough (even though it’s made with healthy garbanzo beans)! You will be lucky if it lasts 4-hours in your home, never mind 4-days in your refrigerator… since everyone will be dipping into it. Serve it with animal or graham crackers and it’s sure to be a hit.
This is a light, delicious pumpkin chia pudding that can be enjoyed any time of the year, not just in the Fall. As long as you keep canned pumpkin and chia seeds on hand and your Vitamix close by, you can prepare this pumpkin chia pudding as treat any day. Layer it with spoonfuls of walnuts or pecans, cacao nibs/chocolate chips or favorite whipped cream and everyone in your household will love it!
Like pumpkin pie? Then you’ll love this decadent and surprisingly lean pumpkin mocha custard. Top it with whipped cream and crushed dark chocolate and this deliciously balanced low-carb dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth no matter the season.
When you need a gooey, delectable chocolate treat but don’t want to blow your day with preservatives and sugar, this easy vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe is the one to reach for! It is oh-so-delectable and oh-so-healthy. It has the nutritional goodness of raw cacao powder and avocado without added sugar or dairy which makes it totally diabetic friendly.
The most amazing thing about this vegan chocolate fondue recipe is that no complicated double-boiler or additional heat is needed! All you need is your Vitamix blender and about 5 minutes to make a healthier version of your favorite romantic, warm, chocolatey dessert! Vegan or not, this fondue will stay relatively soft when left at room temperature so it is a great option for parties and events. In case of leftovers (it’s doubtful, but still), mix the fondue in your morning oatmeal, drizzle it over your favorite ice cream, or onto dessert bars and brownies.
This scrumptious, rich dessert is so simple to make and wonderful that it’s almost criminal. What makes it even better is it can be made entirely in your blender! Another thing that makes this recipe so great is it has HUGE potential for variations. For a chocolate mint version, try adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil. But, you can use any spices or extracts you like to give it the flavor profile most desired by your taste buds.
Cakes, Pies & Tarts
You’ll enjoy making this strawberry tartlets recipe. It’s an awesome dish to make with/for your honey OR your kids. The flavor combo of strawberry, lemon and rose are reminiscent of a strawberry lemon cheesecake that has a little tarty flavor. You’ll be amazed at how quickly these will get gobbled up as they’re melt-in-your-mouth delish.
This vegan and gluten-free blueberry lemon tart recipe is tangy and sweet. With a satisfying creamy texture, it’s an excellent vegan dessert that you can top with any berries you have on hand. Loaded with antioxidants and minerals, this recipe is as yummy as it is healthy and one you’ll definitely want to make again and again.
If you like strawberry smoothies, then this might be the dessert for you! Just like there are now smoothie bowls, we present to you the smoothie pie, and the best thing about it is that it has all the healthy fruits a smoothie does, plus a tasty graham cracker crust. Yum!
Here’s a twist on a traditional pumpkin pie — a smooth, rich and delicious pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. You can add a little more decadence with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Yum!
Both adults and kids will enjoy these tasty key lime pie bars! They’re the perfect creamy and satisfying dessert for anyone who craves something sweet and wants to indulge guilt-free. Plus, the unrefined coconut oil helps stimulate the thyroid, which in turn increases your metabolism and helps burn stored fat! Gotta love a fat-burning dessert!
This easy, no-bake cheesecake recipe is just as rich and creamy as any cheesecake, but it luckily it won’t set you back in high calories and fat! In addition to being a no-bake dessert, this yummy cheesecake recipe is free of grain and processed sugar. Made with fresh raspberries and sweetened with dates and honey, this healthy raw and vegan recipe is sure to be a hit.
Cupcakes, Brownies & Bars
The best thing about these yummy protein pumpkin bars is that they are raw, which saves you precious time! Chai adds just a hint of spice, and gluten-free oats helps this recipe satisfy almost any dietary need!
This healthier classic holiday candy recipe uses crushed candy canes to make chocolate peppermint bark. You can get as healthy or not-as-healthy as you want with this recipe. Our Blender Babes testers added pistachios and other nuts, cranberries, as well as other candy toppings. So, so don’t be afraid to experiment!
The secret to the sweetness of these paleo blender brownies are the banana and honey! Some secrets are worth sharing, and this recipe is super clean since it’s low carb, gluten-free and dairy-free! Dessert without guilt, is served!
Whether you’re leaving the gym, or heading to work, these powerhouse bars are the perfect snack for those of who don’t have the luxury of time! You can make the bar with or without chocolate depending on if you prefer sweet or salty. We prefer sweet!
Think of a banana covered in chocolate, but in a delicious muffin form. This amazing chocolate banana bread cupcake recipe is the perfect dessert that incorporates fruit, but without sacrificing the yummy chocolate flavor!
This recipe for mini chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin spice frosting is a wonderful Halloween treat for adults and kids. Both vegan and gluten free, if you’re TRYING to limit the sugar spikes, this recipe is a healthy option that contains chia seeds which provides an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids as well as antioxidants.
The best part of this recipe is you won’t dirty a single bowl, because you just throw all of the ingredients into a blender. Keep this recipe in your back pocket if you need a quick snack or sweet treat!
Did you know that the reason red velvet is red is because white vinegar reacts with the cocoa powder?! Everyone loves a good red velvet cupcake, and what’s more is that you’ll be saving a lot of time stirring by using your Vitamix!
Cookies & Biscuits
This nut-free cherry chocolate mandelbrot recipe is a remix of the traditional holiday treat. Like biscotti, this crumbly cake-like bread is perfect for dipping and sharing at gatherings. It’s just sweet and chocolatey enough to serve as a tea-time snack, dessert, or even breakfast!
A delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that even “gluten eaters” will love! You don’t have to skimp on taste to enjoy this American tradition of chocolaty treat. Make this gluten-free chocolate chip goodness easily in a Vitamix and don’t forget to wash them down with a cold glass of milk!
We hope you enjoyed looking through all these amazing recipes you can make in a Vitamix besides smoothies!