Sunday, January 18, 2015

My favorite green smoothie drink


I had been wavering for year whether a Vitamix would be something I would use. I've read countless reviews, and every reviewer adores their Vitamix. This year for Christmas, I was gifted a Vitamix 750 blender. Even when I opened this gift, I was excited but thought it was too big and truly wondered how much I'd use it.

I talked to Darin about returning it, but he convinced me to keep it.... and let me tell you, I am SO HAPPY with it. I especially love this blender for its preset options. Smoothies? Just select the smoothie option- you put all your items in the blender, place the cap on top, and start it. Then you can literally walk away b/c the blender has a sensor that will turn off automatically when it has reached smoothie consistency. Another preset option is their self-clean option- you just add water into the blender, add a few drops of dishwasher detergent, cap it off, and it cleans itself.


I am not a sweet smoothie person- I like more "earthy", less sweet versions. I have tried so many recipes out there- some with Greek yogurt, others with just almond milk, some has fruit, others just had vegetables. I was hesitant to try this one- lettuce and celery? Banana, pear, and lemon?  I also didn't have half the ingredients on the list and I didn't really want to buy the produce if I didn't know I'd like it.... but it's a combination I hadn't tried before so I gave it a shot. It was refreshing, delicious (not celery/lettuce taste), and filling. I absolutely loved it!

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (very unripe)
  • 1 large pear or green apple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup very cold water

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients into the blender. Blend until desired consistency (or use the smoothie preset option). Enjoy!

Yield: 2 servings

Source: Cella Jane


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