FAQ - Recipes
Whole-food juice is the combination of the juice and the fiber from whole fruits and vegetables prepared in the Vitamix® machine. The powerful Vitamix blades are able to blend every part of the fruit or vegetable, so no valuable nutrition is lost.
Vitamix whole-food juice includes both the juice and the fibre from your produce. The fibre contains valuable nutrition that is missing in extracted juice. Vitamix whole-food juice makes it easier to get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Yes, extracted juice can be made in the Vitamix machine by straining the whole-food juice through a Vitamix filtration bag.
Yes, when making juice in a Vitamix machine, water and/or ice is often added, depending on the fruit or vegetable being blended. Follow your Vitamix recipe for best results.
The Vitamix Whole Grains Cookbook provides recommendations on grinding various grains. Whole wheat is derived from whole kernel wheat berries. The Dry Grains Container’s blades push grains up and away, making it the better choice for grinding dry grains. For further instructions, refer to the Whole Grains Cookbook, which is included with the 32-ounce Dry Grains Container.
No. The Vitamix machine helps you prepare the bread dough for rising and baking in less than 10 minutes. This includes the time needed to grind your choice of whole grains into flour. The Vitamix will mix the dough and simulate the kneading process, thoroughly preparing the dough for the oven.
Yes, the Variable Speed Dial makes it possible to grind grains into many textures, including very fine.
Larger fruits and vegetables will process more efficiently if you cut them into halves or quarters before placing them into the container.
Yes. During the last minute of processing a soup, turn the Variable Speed Dial to 3 or lower, and add ingredients, such as cooked chicken strips or steamed broccoli florets, through the lid plug opening, making sure to use caution as the contents inside the container will be hot. Blend for just a few seconds for a hearty, chunky soup.
Your Vitamix cookbook contains a wide variety of frozen dessert recipes. Please refer to the Getting Started guide and Let’s Get Started tutorial DVD that came with your machine for instruction. You may also watch an online video demonstration. Be sure to follow the recipe instructions carefully, including the recommended Variable Speed setting and use of the tamper. For further instruction, please contact Customer Service.
Simply add more ice or frozen ingredients and continue blending until you see four mounds form in the container.
Yes. Please see the Kitchen Basics section of your Personal Blending cookbook for recipes and instructions.
Yes. The 40-ounce container comes with a vented lid, lid plug, and tamper, so it’s able to blend hot ingredients, thick mixtures, and frozen desserts like our other containers. Find S30 recipes
OpenDo I need to process recipes any differently in the S30 than I’m used to doing with my current Vitamix machine?
The S30 is unlike any other blender on the market, so it may take a little getting used to. For this reason, we’ve created S30 blending tips.
The recipes in the Personal Blending cookbook have been written specifically for the S30. Feel free to experiment with other Vitamix recipes, keeping in mind that you’ll need to follow the S30 blending tips when creating your own recipes.
No, you can blend protein powder with the S30. Just follow the order of ingredients that is detailed in the front of your cookbook when adding them to your container for a successful blend.