You guys know that I love my smoothies! I make one every morning in my Vitamix Blender (which I also love!). Last time, I gave you smoothies where I used a protein powder but this time...I'm just giving you fruit and veggie smoothies. I'm always looking for new ways to make my drinks, so please give me ideas in the comments section below!
Here are some of my smoothie tips...
1. I always use a little ice because it makes the drink cold and more frothy. However, too much ice makes it hard to mix and drink. I add about 5 cubes for one smoothie.
2. If your blender isn't turning and gets "stuck", you probably need more liquid. I'll use water. I add about 1/2 a cup of liquid to each smoothie. Add more if your smoothie isn't whipping around fast enough.
3. Frozen fruit is a great add-in and stays fresh in the freezer. I buy several varieties and keep them on hand.
Alrighty...nothing fancy...just my smoothies! I just snap pics with my i-Phone in the morning right before I drink them...please excuse the photography :).
Apple Kale Smoothie
This smoothie has a handful of kale, 1 Granny Smith apple, 2 celery stalks, a splash of pineapple juice, some water and ice.
Carrot and Mango Smoothie
This smoothie has a handful of baby carrots and a handful of frozen mango pieces blended together with water and ice.
Tomato Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
This smoothie has about 5 cherry tomatoes, a handful of baby carrots and a half a cup of frozen strawberries blended with some ice and water.
Celery and Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie has 4 stalks of celery and one cup of frozen pineapple chunks blended with some water and ice.
Raspberry, Carrot and Cucumber
This smoothie has a handful of frozen raspberries, a handful of baby carrots and 5 slices of cucumber along with some water and ice.
I just love seeing my blender full of yummy produce and then whipping it together into a yummy drink! I have these smoothies alongside a whole wheat English muffin with almond butter every morning.