Saturday, October 8, 2011

Recipe: The Original Green Smoothie

I will probably be posting a variety of different green smoothie recipes, but I thought I would post the one that got me initially hooked on the Vita-Mix 5200. Note that you can try this recipe in any blender that you have, but for an ultra smooth consistency, I would recommend using one of Vita-Mix's personal or commercial blenders for best results.

When I post a Vita-Mix recipe, you should put ingredients into the Vita-Mix in the order it is written for best results. When in doubt, read the instructions that came with your blender carefully to determine the best order. Generally speaking, though, liquid/soft foods will go in first, with dry ingredients and/or ice last. Following this will ensure best machine performance, best texture, and best taste.

The Original Green Smoothie
(Vita-Mix Recipe)
2 cups of 100% white grape juice
1.5 cups of fresh pineapple (rind removed)
1 cup fresh spinach, washed
1 leaf of fresh kale, washed
1/2 medium apple, halved (seeds optional)
1 slender carrot, broken into 2-3 pieces
1 scoop protein powder (of your choice; we use Whole Nectar soy smoothie powder)
Miel de agave (Agave nectar), to taste
Ice to chill

  1. Place all ingredients into Vita-Mix in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
This is a delicious first smoothie to try; and it's a great meal replacement when you use a high quality protein powder! Enjoy!

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