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Vitamix My Breakfast

I recently became the proud new owner of a Vitamix, and I can say without exaggerating that it has been a life changer! One of the biggest differences it has made in my life is that it has revamped my breakfast game. I have always struggled with planning breakfasts. I am not a morning person and so planning and preparing the most important meal of the day has been a challenge.

The Vitamix, or any great blender for that matter, provides me the inspiration and tool that I need to create a budget and time friendly breakfast. With a blending tool, you can easily make batters, bowls, and smoothies as the perfect start to your day.

I wanted to share some of my favorite easy to make and delicious mixed breakfasts for everyone to enjoy! These recipes are a variety of hot, cold, fresh and flavorful meals that you can make on the go or savor at home. These plant based breakfasts are protein-packed, oil-free and refined sugar free recipes that will help you jump start your day! Once you stock up on some of the bulk ingredients you need, you will be able to make them week after week by just picking up some fresh produce. I hope you love adding these breakfasts to your mix as much as I do!

Nuts and Grains

by Vitamix


  • ⅓ Cup ice cubes
  • 1 Banana, peeled, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (original recipe uses honey)
  • 1 Tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 Cup unsweetened rice milk

Photo Credit: vitamix.com

The Acai Bowl

by Vitamix


  • ¾ Cup apple juice
  • 1½ Cup frozen blueberries
  • Sambazon Acai Berry Superfruit Pack, broken into 4 pieces
  • 1 Frozen banana, peeled, halved
  • 2 Cups kale, chopped
  • ¼ Teaspoon matcha green tea powder

Photo Credit: vitamix.com

Vegan + Gulten-Free

by Simple Vegan Blog


  • 3/4 Cup oat flour
  • 3/4 Cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 Cup oat milk
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Banana

For The Filling

  • 3 Diced apples
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Some frozen raspberries
  • Extra maple syrup

Photo Credit: simpleveganblog.com

60 Second

by Kathy Patalsky


  • 2 Large apples, organic
  • A few pinches of cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water

Coffee Breakfast

by Natalie's Happy Health


  • ½ Cup almond milk
  • ½ Cup black coffee chilled
  • 1 Ripe banana frozen
  • 4 Tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 Tablespoon date syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Photo Credit: natalieshealth.com

Shopping List

  • 1 14 oz. Can of full fat coconut milk – $1.19 (1)
  • 6 Bananas – $4.74 (4)
  • 5 Apples – $4.99 (2)
  • 1 Lemon – $0.39 (1)
  • 1 Jug of apple juice – $2.99 (1)
  • 1 Bunch of kale – $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Tub of peanut butter – $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Tub of almond butter – $5.99 (1)
  • 1 Sambazon acai berry superfruit pack – $10.43 (1)
  • 1 Bag of buckwheat flour – $4.18 (1)
  • 1 Bag of oat flour – $2.99 (1)
  • 1 Bag of rolled oats – $3.99 (2)
  • 1 Container of ground cinnamon – $2.99 (2)
  • 1 Bag of coffee – $8.99 (1)
  • 1 Jar of vanilla extract – $2.61 (1)
  • 1 Bag of frozen raspberries – $2.29 (1)
  • 1 Bag of frozen blueberries – $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Tin of matcha green tea powder – $6.98 (1)
  • 1 Jar of maple syrup – $6.99 (4)
  • 1 Carton of rice milk – $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Carton of oat milk – $2.99 (1)
  • 1 Carton of almond milk – $2.99 (1)
  • 1 Small bag of chia seeds – $3.80 (1)
  • 1 Bag of cacao – $6.99 (1)

$70-$100 Prices may fluctuate depending on tax, store, sale and season. I paid $98.44 this week.


Natalies Health. (2017, March 16). Coffee Breakfast Smoothie. Retrieved July 2nd, 2018 from www.natalieshealth.com website:


Patalsky, Kathy. (2013, October 21.). 60-Second Apple Sauce. Retrieved July 2nd, 2018, from kblog.lunchboxbunch.com

website: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2013/10/60-second-applesauce-raw-or-simmered.html

Simple Vegan Blog. (N.D.). Vegan Gluten Free Crepes. Retrieved July 2nd, 2018, simpleveganblog.com website:


Vitamix. (N.D.). Nuts and Grains Breakfast Smoothie. Retrieved July 2nd, 2018, www.vitamix.com website:


Vitamix. (N.D.). Acai Bowl. Retrieved July 2nd, 2018 from www.vitamix.com website:




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