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Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie with Cranberries

It’s even hot at breakfast this week, which reminds me that I’ve been enjoying green smoothies recently. If you’re looking for beginner-friendly recipes and prep tips, check out the thread Green Smoothies- and all things Vitamix/Superblended!

If you’re blending on a budget, you don’t need a high end Vitamix:

I don’t have a vitamix, so I make smoothies in my Oster blender and a mason jar. It turns out that the blade and cap fit exactly on a narrow mouth mason jar. Then cleanup is easy– I just rinse the blade and set it back on the blender, and drink right from the mason jar.

You might also be interested in some of these recipe suggestions:

– blueberry kale smoothies (frozen blueberries, banana, yogurt, kale, apple juice)
– pineapple agua fresca (pineapple + water!- yum!)
– watermelon gazpacho — super duper yum. We might actually start having these as smoothies, even in the morning. It was so, so good (and my husband is more of a savory than sweet lover): (cubed watermelon, peeled tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno, basil, parsley, splash of red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.) I’m toying with the idea of adding spinach next time.

Interested? You might also like these other topics in our Cooking forum:

Image credit: Green Smoothie with Cranberries by Joanna Slodownik

1 Comment

  1. Green smoothie recipes can mix up different fruits, green leafies, and even natural sweetener to make your recipe delicious with a healthy lifestyle. Must try it. http://greendrinkers.com/

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