Can Vitamix be used as a juicer? I think the question should be what can’t Vitamix be used for? I’m sure that you’ve heard of the amazing repertoire of functions the Vitamix has and are reading this article to see if juicing is one of them.
The Vitamix has a history of almost 100 years and at its inception, the founder of the Vitamix company wanted to promote healthy living hence the word Vita in Vitamix means life.
Amongst its many functions, the Vitamix is also a juicer. Juicing is a great daily health habit and also an amazing way to lose weight.
A quick answer is Yes Vitamix can be used as a Juicer.
In this article, I will share how you can make some amazing juice in a Vitamix. Technically, you can do this with any blender but the Vitamix will give you the best results meaning that you won’t be chewing any parts of your green juice.
If you’ve done your research, you would have discovered that the majority of juicing methods using a Vitamix or any other blender involve straining out the fiber so you only have the pure juice left behind.
In the method we will be sharing with you in this post, you will be blending all your ingredients and getting the benefit of all the fibre.
In other words, you are getting the full benefits of whole foods in your juice. Ready? Well, let’s go then!
How to Make Whole Food Juice in a Vitamix
Why would you want whole food juice instead of just your ordinary juice? Well, the knowledge has been around for some time now and more and more doctors are now agreeing with the fact that most juices (orange, apple, etc) are nothing more than just sugar.
You get the best nutritional value from food when you eat it whole. Take away any part of it and you may actually get negative instead of positive results.
That’s why the information I am sharing in this article is key. The whole food juice I am going to be preparing has 3 parts to it.
The first part is the fruit. You can add bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples or any other fruit except berries. If you want to make it thicker and more of a smoothie, freeze the fruit first and also add mango to give it that thickness.
The next part of your whole food juice is your greens. Any green you want is great for this. The deeper the green the better.
Next, you want to add seeds to the mixture. They are full of nutrients and also give flavour to your drink. Next up are 3 keys. The first of these is water and ice.
Start off with water on the bottom add the ice at the top after adding all the ingredients. The ice will cool the drink and also serves to push the ingredients down during blending.
The next key is to add lemon to the mix. Lemon has tonnes of nutrients and is pretty sure I don’t need to sell you on the benefits of lemon. It will also add a nice dimension to the flavour of your juice.
You add this while you blend. Key number 3 is to add ginger to the juice. Just like lemon, ginger also has great nutritional and health benefits whilst also adding some flavour to your juice.
The Juicing Process
First off, pour 400ml of water into your Vitamix. Next, add your fruit to the Vitamix. Put in about 3 or more different fruits according to taste.
Next up, add the greens then finally throw in the seeds. Lastly, throw in the ginger and lemon then throw in the ice at the top. As already mentioned, the ice will help push down the ingredients and you won’t need to use a tamper to push the ingredients down.
This juice is going to blend for around 2 minutes and what tends to happen is that the mixture can begin to heat up and cool slightly.
You don’t want this to happen so, the other use for the ice is to keep the mixture nice and cool during the blending process.
When you blend, start it off at a low speed then work it up to a higher speed. In 2-minutes time, you will have your juice ready to drink.
There is no need to strain out the fibre and you get the full benefits of whole food. This recipe was actually created by the current CEO at Vitamix, John Barnard who also happens to be vegan.
You can experiment and play around with the fruit, veggie and seed combinations until you get the taste that works best for you.
Using this method, you will be able to get the same great results that you get at restaurants and smoothie bars.
Final Thoughts on using Vitamix as a juicer
This is how a Vitamix can be used as a juicer. Do you have any green juice recipes you would like to share with us? Please do that below and send me any questions you might have.