Orange Juice Plus

Give fresh orange juice an unexpected twist with a splash of vanilla extract.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled, quartered
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar or other sweetener, to taste (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Try plain orange juice, by omitting the vanilla and sweetener. For recipe variation, add 1/2 cup (75 g) of fresh pineapple with juice.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.