Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe

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This delicious recipe was made possible by Vitamix. Blender was provided for my use but opinions expressed are my own. 

This recipe almost failed.

In fact, I think it did fail, briefly.

According to my kids it tasted great, but the process of making it was anything but smooth (no pun intended).

I guess it was a good experience because it tested the limits of my Vitamix 5200 and helped me get a really good feel for it’s limits.

Some things I learned:

  • You cannot fill the Vitamix container with only frozen items and expect it to blend. It won’t. I promise. It’s not a cement mixer.
  • Do not turn said container upside down after adding liquid to it. It will go all over the floor.
  • You can salvage the smoothie.
  • Your child is laughing AT you, roll with it.

Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe

My goal with this smoothie was to make it dairy-free. Because of the “cement” issues I had, I added some whole milk to salvage the recipe so the photos show a bit creamier than it will be if you follow the recipe. I did include instructions for the milk version, though, in case you prefer it creamier.

Berry Almond Smoothie Recipe
5.0 from 4 reviews
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 small carrots (cut in thirds)
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds
  • 1-3/4 cups ice cubes
  1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix in order
  2. Select variable switch and 1 on the dial
  3. Turn machine on and turn dial to variable 10
  4. Flip switch to high
  5. Blend for about a minute (or until desired consistency)
You can change this recipe up a bit and use frozen berries and 1 to 1-1/2 cup of milk instead of ice for the more creamy texture shown in the photos.


Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

My kids LOVED this. Love. Even my son who is picky about fruit and anything made with it. I don’t like raspberries so it was hard for me to gauge but between the 2 of them they finished the entire container of smoothie in a day, and asked for more. Again, ours had a thicker, creamier consistency than yours will because I had to improvise a bit because my berries were frozen. I included these alternate instructions in the recipe above using milk.

raspberry smoothie

How to clean your Vitamix

After enjoying your smoothie, one of my favorite features of the Vitamix is how easy it is to clean. Add a drop of dish soap and warm water to the canister and turn it on high and run it for 30 seconds. It cleans most of the mess off the container, then I just need to take a sponge and was the top edge and parts of the lid that didn’t get clean. It is not recommended to put your Vitamix container and parts in the dishwasher.

Check our more of my Vitamix and Vitamix smoothie recipes:

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Do you have a recipe that you would like to know how to make using a Vitamix? I am accepting ideas for future recipes so please leave a comment below with ideas and suggestions!

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  1. Richard Hicks says

    just reading the ingredients in this makes me want to prepare one right away. Sounds so nutritious

  2. holly wert says

    my tummy has issues with raw almonds lately but i wonder if blending them like this first would help

  3. Jessica H. says

    I love smoothies that are kid approved! My girls do a fantastic job of eating fruits, but veggies can be a bit harder, so I love the addition of the carrot and protein packed almonds. This recipe is going on my to-try list. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Margot C says

    Further to this nuts and fruit idea I now hove this powdered peanut stuff that when mixed with soy milk, bananas, peaches and ice is sort of fantastic

  5. Holly C. says

    I want a Vitamix! I love raspberries, this looks yummy, would never think to add carrots thought to this mixture..hmm

  6. Maryann says

    We have been adding almonds to our smoothies too. My husband make a great green smoothie using our Vitamix. But he likes it spicy so we add jalapeno peppers. I think it would taste great with vodka.

  7. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says

    I see that you used two of my favorite berries and not to forget the almonds. I bet this tastes pretty good!

  8. says

    I don’t love raspberries either and I was surprised to see CARROTS in the recipe. It doesn’t SOUND good but it looks delicious.

    And, yea, when my kids laugh AT me, I tend to tell them to go away. You are better than I am!

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