Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Simply delicious.  Orange, Lettuce, Blueberries, Cranberries, and a little water.
Turn the Vitamix up to high, hold on tight…
And enjoy.  Drink to your health!

Peach and Lettuce Smoothie

How can someone love a Vita-Mix so much? The past 8 months have been so fantastic thanks to this workhorse of a kitchen machine. Every morning I drink a green smoothie that is made of oranges, lettuce or another leafy green like kale or spinach, and frozen blueberries or raspberries. It is simple and a very nice way to start the day.
Peaches are in season here in Colorado, so I am pleased to start the day with local, seasonal produce that hasn’t been shipped in from Florida or California. This is my low carbon footprint breakfast drink that I’ll enjoy until I bid farewell to my favorite fuzzy fruits…

Into the Vita-Mix goes 2 or 3 peaches (pitted, of course) and as much lettuce as you can stuff in there. I have an heirloom mix I picked up at the Farmers’ Market. Add a little water and some ice cubes if you’d like it cold. Turn it up to speed 10, then high, then enjoy.

Wilted Green Lunch Smoothie

I am on a steady regimen of Vita-Mix smoothies. Lettuce, orange, and blueberries for breakfast, followed by some variation of the combo pictured here for lunch.
This one turned out great… for a bunch of veggies blended into a drinkable beverage, or as I prefer to call it, a healthy lunch smoothie.

There are no exact measurements here. Add more of what you like, but not necessarily less of what you don’t like! Don’t skimp on the greens!
  • a few broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 golden delicious apple
  • 10-15 beet greens, wilted
  • a handful of wheatgrass
  • a handful of sunflower sprouts
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 red beet
  • 1-2 cups water
Throw it in the Vita-Mix, turn it up to 10, then high, then enjoy. It’s good for you!

Spicy Lunch Smoothie

Here is another healthy lunch smoothie. Super healthy, and not so bad going down.

Ingredients:
  • 1 apple
  • 2 carrots
  • lettuce (large handful)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (I used frozen)
  • 1/3 red beet
  • 1 green onion
  • splash of Boulder Hot Sauce, Smokey Serrano flavor
  • 2 cups water
Throw it all in the Vita-Mix and let it do its job.

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