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It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie

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I finally broke down and bought myself a Vitamix a couple weeks ago. I’ve been drooling over them for over 10 years and finally decided now’s the time! Merry Christmas to me! 🙂

This morning I made a wonderful green smoothie. The kids are suspicious because it’s green, but it tastes really good and they’re drinking it! (I blamed the green grapes!)

Here’s the recipe:

1 cup grapes
1 medium orange, peeled & halved (I omitted this because I didn’t have any. I’m curious to see how much better it tastes with the orange)
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks, core included
1 banana
1 carrot, halved
2 cups fresh spinach
1 medium apple, quartered & seeded
6 cups ice

1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix in order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1
3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then High.
4. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.

Serve with a straw and enjoy! If you’re feeling guilty about plastic straws, check out these Stainless Steel Straws and these Glass Straws!

I’m pretty sure Santa is putting the stainless steel straws in my kiddos’ stockings this year!

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

Comments

  1. Ang says

    December 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the healthy encouragement! For our mid morning snack we had this smoothie but used brocolli instead of spinach (that’s what we had) and omitted the grapes. I don’t have a vitamix (yet) but my blender handled it fine and 3 out of four kids liked it. Excellent results in my house!

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