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Easy Vitamix Smoothie Recipes: 5 Yummy Ideas

easy vitamix smoothie recipesThere are a lot of great blender recipes that require almost no work, and they can all be easily done in your Vitamix. You can make countless smoothies, many different flavors of ice cream, frappuccinos and cappuccinos, and basically everything between. This includes soups, milkshakes, and batter for pancakes and muffins.

Today we will look at easy Vitamix smoothie recipes. These are all the best smoothies you should know how to make using your Vitamix blender since they’re all extremely easy and full of flavors. Whether it is winter or summer, you can always use a healthy cold smoothie to get you through the day.

Smoothies can be a healthy alternative to meals, they are great for losing weight, and they keep your immune system strong. The smoothies we will look at today are all extremely basic, only requiring a few steps to complete, and they can all be done within 10 minutes. Let’s take a look at the top smoothies right now!

Easy Vitamix Smoothie Recipes: Overview

Before we get into the actual recipes, it is important to understand that the instructions are all going to be the same. Every recipe calls for the exact same directions. Simply blend all the ingredients listed into your Vitamix blender, then enjoy. There is no fuss, there is no cooking of any sort, and you only need to push a single button on your Vitamix blender and wait for the proper texture to appear.

If you are not using a Vitamix blender, you can still make these smoothies, but it is worth the investment to purchase a Vitamix. There is nothing worse than making a smoothie with gross chunks and slimy bits of vegetable leftover. This doesn’t happen with a Vitamix, but it does happen with poor-quality blenders. Not to mention, the Vitamix blender will last you a lifetime.

Traditional Green Smoothie

green smoothieThere is nothing healthier than a traditional green smoothie. Green smoothies look and taste fresh, with a vibrant green color and lots of useful nutrients and vitamins that can give you energy and keep you moving through the day. If you make this green smoothie right, it will taste amazing, it will even be pretty sweet, and you don’t taste the bitterness of the greens.

While baby spinach is recommended, since it does not have a very strong taste, you can still use kale or another fresh green substitute. The truth is you can make a green smoothie by simply tossing in whatever greens you find in your refrigerator. The only issue is that your smoothie might be gross if you only use greens, and it could even turn out a pretty nasty gray color.

This is why I always add something sweet and delicious into my green smoothies. In this particular recipe, we are using banana to sweeten the mixture and give you a nice smoothie texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Greens (Kale, Spinach, or Chard)
  • 1 Cup Milk (Soy, Nut, or Animal)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Orange Ice Cream Smoothie

orange ice cream smoothieThis is a deliciously healthy smoothie that tastes just like orange ice cream. But it is definitely not ice cream, it only tastes like your favorite frozen treat. You will need a powerful blender to make this recipe, as you will be using orange slices and they need to be properly blended.

I recommend this smoothie to anyone looking for a chill way to spend a hot afternoon. There’s nothing more refreshing than an orange ice cream smoothie, and believe me, it is way better than actual ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Orange
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt (Plain)
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk (Soy, Nut, Animal)
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Smoothie

peanut butter smoothieThere is no combination on earth more famous than peanut butter and chocolate. There is also no other mixture on earth that is quite so delicious. This is one of the best dessert smoothies you can make at home, and it doesn’t require a lot of work. You can even tweak the intensity of the chocolate flavor by adding different amounts of cocoa powder into the mixture.

For anyone who loves peanut butter and chocolate treats, this is a must-learn recipe. It’s good in the summer, it’s good in the winter, and you can make a big batch to impress your friends when they come over for game night.

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Milk (Soy, Nut, Animal)
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Here is another famous combination. It seems like peanut butter can mix with basically anything and be delicious. This smoothie features banana and peanut butter for a more relaxed flavor and an extra boost of protein. It’s hard to beat such a tasty and healthy treat.

If you are not a fan of chocolate, the peanut butter and banana smoothie is the best alternative. You can even throw in a handful of spinach to boost the health benefits of the smoothie. After you eat this, you will realize how eating healthy can actually taste better than eating unhealthily.

Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Milk (Soy, Nut, Animal)
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt (Plain)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Pina Colada Smoothie

pina colada smoothieLast on today’s list is the traditional pina colada. This is a classic smoothie loved all over the world for its simplistic yet delicious flavor. While this recipe is for a virgin pina colada that is extremely healthy for you, you can of course add your own alcohol to make it a party pina colada smoothie!

This recipe only involves three ingredients, and it leaves you plenty of room to add your own secret sauce. There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer night than a pina colada smoothie, virgin or otherwise.

Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk