Do you own a Vitamix blender? If not, you’ve probably strolled past the demonstration booth at Whole Foods or Costco and sampled a smoothie from one of their energetic, microphone-wearing employees. The Vitamix may be pricey, but with a motor powerful enough to pulverize steel, this is a kitchen appliance worth investing in. This powerful, high-performance blender is an icon for healthy eating. It can make quick work of blending even the toughest foods, so the culinary possibilities are endless. We’ve come up with 17 things you didn’t know you could make with your Vitamix — you’ll be amazed at what it can do beyond whipping up creamy, frothy smoothies!
17 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make with Your Vitamix:
1. Pie Crust and Filling
Whip up a pie crust in your Vitamix, then make the filling in it too! Try this zesty tarte au citron.
2. Nut Butters
Nut butters (peanut, cashew, almond, and hazelnut, among others) taste amazing when freshly whipped up in your Vitamix. Try this peanut butter fruit stack sandwich with fresh nut butter.
3. Baby Food
You’ll love making your baby food using the freshest ingredients. This pumpkin puree can be whipped up so easily in your Vitamix!
4. Whipped Cream and Frothed Milk
Did you know you can whip cream in a Vitamix? Try this dreamy vegan vanilla coconut cream latte!
5. Pulled Meat
Shred pork the easy way in your Vitamix — no forks necessary! Get the recipe for this succulent peach pulled pork.
6. Powdered Sugar and Brown Sugar
Did you know you can make powdered sugar and brown sugar in a Vitamix? How crazy is that? Add some powdered sugar to a sinful 60-second gooey chocolate mug cake.
7. Creamy Soup
Get an amazingly creamy and velvety textured soup with your Vitamix. Try this yummy butternut squash and apple soup.
8. Homemade Dips
The Vitamix makes quick work of homemade dips like this curried kidney bean dip.
9. Raw Juice
Get your skin glowing with this radiant skin raw juice recipe and let your Vitamix do all the work!
10. Chili Powder
Turn your dried chilies into chili powder with your Vitamix, then use in this sweet and spicy bacon recipe for the best bacon ever!
11. Waffle and Pancake Batter
Whip up pancake and waffle batter in your Vitamix. This brown butter squash waffle recipe is one to try!
12. Smooth and Creamy Fillings
Incorporating cream cheese chunks into a recipe can be a bear; get a smooth consistency with your Vitamix. Try these lovely blueberry cheesecake popsicles.
Process your own flour in a Vitamix, or make your own self-rising flour and cake flour.
14. Vegan Cheese Sauce
Blend up a creamy vegan cheese sauce in your Vitamix!
15. Compounded Butter
Make compounded butter in your Vitamix. This compound butter recipe had herbs and lemon zest for awesome flavor!
Have you used your Vitamix to make a cheesecake? This delicious vegan pumpkin cheesecake has only five ingredients!
17. Ground Meat
Grind meat in your Vitamix for the freshest tasting burger around! Try this tasty gorgonzola burger.