My parents have a Vitamix and I am completely in love with it! It is every bit as good as everyone says it is. Effortlessly chops, blends, and mixes. Not nearly as messy as a juicer plus it uses all of the fruit/vegetable and doesn’t discard any of the healthy nutrients. Better than a regular blender, you can put the whole fruit/vegetable right in without a lot of chopping. It is also super fast. The only negatives are that it is very loud and very expensive. I also think it takes up quite a bit of space so if you have a small kitchen that could be an issue.
It comes with a great recipe book for drinks, smoothies, meals, and desserts. But my favorite is to keep it simple and make orange juice with a little pineapple kick.