Let me be VERY clear.
I am not a nutrition fanatic.
well, okay, maybe in some respects I am (you’ll have to ask my sister about my GREAT corn meal waffle recipe that warrants mocking to this day!)
But normally, I am well, normal.
So when I got my vita mix blender a year ago (have I mentioned how much I LOVE LOVE that thing??! So worth the scrimping and saving, and then scouring the best deals around – I use it every day!), I didn’t exactly get it for the ‘ah-natural’ types of crazy carrot-pea-spinach smoothies that they touted it could do.
I got it mostly because it could make ice cream in 60 seconds, and super duper yummy strawberry smoothies 🙂
and I swore that I would never let a ‘green’ smoothy pass my lips.
That is, until I went to a nutrition convention where they were demo-ing the vita mix
and I ran up to give my own little testimonial as to how much I loved mine (seriously, these guys should give me a commission for how much I have touted it in my seminars!)
… and they usually have samples, so they asked if I wanted to try…
their GREEN smoothie concoction!
In an attempt to be somewhat cordial, I hesitantly took a sip. and then another.
and then a gulp, just to be sure.
And much to my surprise, the most delightful feeling showered upon my tastebuds.
It was actually good!
a Green smoothy.
Who would have thought??!
So I instantly snapped a picture of the recipe,
and brought it home to try it out on the toughest critics…
the kiddos. and wouldn’t ya know – they LOVED it just as much as I did!
So without further adieu,
here is the ever-covetated TASTY green smoothy!
1 peeled orange
a few slices pineapple
1/3 cup frozen white grape juice concentrate
1/4 lime (with peeling ON)
1 cup ice
that it. Simply blend until smooth (about 60 seconds in the vita-mix),
and watch the quizical looks on your guests faces turn from utter horror to sweet delight as they, too, become unwitting fans of the GREEN smoothie 🙂