Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vitamix Recipe: Green Monster Smoothie

This witches' brew does not look like something tasty, but looks can be deceiving. If you have ever thought of trying a green smoothie but didn't know where to start, I think this is a good beginner recipe. It has a good refreshing flavour, and no it does not taste like spinach!

  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 apple, quartered and deseeded
  • 1 pear, quartered and deseeded
  • 1 orange, quartered and peeled
  • squeeze of lime
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  1. Add ingredients to Vitamix.  Start at power 1, then increase slowly to 10 while using the tamper to push ingredients to the bottom.  
  2. Flip high power switch and blend for 1 minute or until completely smooth.
  3. To decrease foam, turn off high power switch and slowly turn dial lower.  A funnel should form in the middle.  Decrease speed until funnel almost disappears, then hold at that speed for 15 seconds. Decrease again until funnel almost disappears and hold for another 15 seconds.  Slowly decrease speed to 1, then turn off.
  4. Pour into two glasses and toast to your good health!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the excellent contribution to the discussion. I love this image it's beautiful I set it as my background!