Vitamix chefs have thought of everything—down to the sequence of ingredients to achieve the smoothest blends.

Add ingredients to the container in the order they appear in the recipe, or follow this general guideline below when creating your own. (A little hint: The two containers are loaded in opposite order. See the above visual for reference):

40-ounce Container Load Order:

  1. Liquids (water, juice, yogurt)
  2. Dry Goods (grains, seasonings powders)
  3. Leafy Greens
  4. Fruits & Veggies
  5. Ice & Frozen Ingredients

20-ounce Container Load Order:

  1. Ice & Frozen Ingredients
  2. Fruits & Veggies
  3. Leafy Greens
  4. Dry Goods (grains, seasonings, powders)
  5. Liquids (water, juice, yogurt)


  • Cut ingredients into 1-inch pieces to help them flow freely through the blades.
  • We prefer cubed ice to crushed—its weight pushes everything into the blades.

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