The blank plate will take your ingredients and turn them into a very smooth paste. I don’t think you will get quite the same effect with a Vitamix and it might need a little liquid to get the blades to move. But you could give it a try. I have a KTec Total Blender, which is a high powered blender like the Vitamix. If I didn’t have a blank plate on my Green Star, I might just use my food processor instead and let it run a little longer. The food processor seems easier than the KTec when I’m not adding liquid.