Vita-Mix Review For Your Health Plus 10 Smoothie Recipes

by Terrah Lozano

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We all know that maintaining our health is an important part of life. If you feel tired or sick, it is hard to conquer your dreams each day and live a fulfilling life.

To help maintain our health, we make fruit smoothies with our Vita-Mix blender almost every day. We have been using our Vita-Mix almost daily for 3 1/2 years (except when traveling).

These smoothies jump start our day with energizing vitamins and taste fantastic. We have experimented with many different lifestyles including veganism and one constant that has always stuck with us is our smoothies.

There are many other things you can do with a Vita-Mix besides making fruit smoothies such as creating instant fresh soups. However, right now our primary use is to make morning smoothies.

Photo Copyright Terrah Lozano 'Man with Cashew Fruit' Canoa Quebrada, Brazil

Photo Copyright Terrah Lozano 'Man with Cashew Fruit' Canoa Quebrada, Brazil

We use the Vita-Mix instead of other blenders as part of our overall health consciousness because it does the following:

  • Better Health: The Vita-Mix breaks through the cell walls better than your teeth can to release the hidden nutrition in whole foods. Research has shown that when you break down the cell walls of your foods, more nutrients are released into the blood stream.
  • Fast: It takes 60 seconds to make whole food juices and smoothies, 4 minutes for hot fresh soups, and 30 seconds for healthy frozen treats.
  • Flavor: The Vita-Mix completely pulverizes whole foods to release full flavor.  This means you don’t have to add sugar, salt, or other condiments to make the meals taste good.

The initial investment of a Vita-Mix seems a bit pricey. We thought the same at first. However, Elliot, being of an analytical mind, wanted to know for certain, so he did a data analysis.

This analysis compared the costs of purchasing the necessary ingredients to make a smoothie at home compared to a retail smoothie shop.

He found a price difference of 4 to 1 per smoothie with the Vita-Mix being 4 times cheaper to make at home versus buying at a retail smoothie shop.

This shows that the machine will pay for itself in no time in terms of cost savings by spending less in the long run and increased nutrition for your and your family’s health.

We have used ours almost daily for 3 1/2 years now and there have been no problems with the machine malfunctioning or breaking down. And, even if it did, the Vita-Mix comes with a 7-year warranty.

So go ahead and purchase a Vita-Mix. We have recommended it to many family members, who have since purchased it themselves and are also enjoying the many benefits.

It even makes a great gift. One family member actually bought one for their son after we recommended it to them initially.

Also try the recipes below and let us know what creations you come up with! All recipes below are good for vegans as well.

10 Vita-Mix Smoothie Recipes For Your Health!

Photo Copyright Terrah Lozano 'Fresh Juice' Canoa Quebrada, Brazil

Photo Copyright Terrah Lozano 'Fresh Juice' Canoa Quebrada, Brazil

Throughout our time with the Vita-Mix, I have tried many recipes, some much more complex than others. What you see below are our favorites that I have come up with through experimentation for the last few years.

Each recipe is for two people and I have provided 10 below.

For all recipes provided, add 3-6 ice cubes and 1/2 cup of water when using frozen fruit and double the ice if using fresh fruit. Put all ingredients together in your Vita-Mix blender then blend following your Vita-Mix model’s instructions for necessary blending time. If using a different blender, be sure to consult your manual for proper blending times.

1. 1 cup blueberry, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup apple juice  (can substitute apple juice with pineapple juice or coconut nectar)

2. 1 cup blueberry, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup mango, 1/2 cup apple juice (can substitute apple juice with pineapple juice or coconut nectar)

3. 1/2 cup papaya, 1/2 cup mango, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup apple juice (can substitute apple juice with pineapple juice)

4. 1 cup mango, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup mango nectar  (can substitute mango nectar with pineapple juice)

5. 1 cup strawberry, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup raspberry, 1/2 cup orange juice

6. 1 cup peach, 1 cup blueberry, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup apple juice

7. 1 cup raspberry, 1 cup orange, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup pineapple juice

8. 1 cup strawberry, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup apple, 1/2 cup orange juice

9. 1 1/2 cup berry mix (blueberry/blackberry/raspberry) or 1/2 cup of each berry, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup apple juice

10. Dessert smoothie: 1 cup vanilla ice cream or Rice Dream frozen ice cream, 1 cup pineapple, 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup coconut Nectar (absolutely tasty and amazing!)

If you would like to experiment yourself, my general rules to use are:

  • 1/2 cup of juice for all recipes,
  • 1 whole banana (the riper the better) for most recipes,
  • when using 2 whole fruits in addition to a banana, use 1 cup of each fruit either sliced fresh or frozen,
  • when using 3 whole fruits and no banana (like in #3), use 1/2 cup of each fruit either sliced fresh or frozen,
  • if you’d like, add protein powder/super green powder like blue green algae or other veggies like spinach depending on your food combining needs

For more information and to purchase your Vita-Mix, visit the Vita-Mix Website.

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