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Intermediate Green Smoothie by Vitamix Recipes

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INTERMEDIATE’S GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE 
If you’re getting started with green smoothie recipes, or you’ve already tried this beginner green smoothie, then it’s time to check out this intermediate green smoothie by raw foodist Linda Wooliever from the Vitamix recipes cookbook!

A green smoothie is when greens are blended in with a fruit.

They provide a powerhouse of nutrients that will help to satisfy your cravings as you go throughout the day.

You have probably noticed by now that as you incorporate more green smoothies into your diet, your cravings for greens have gone up while your cravings for junk have gone down!

What’s even better, is that the taste of the greens is usually hidden behind the fruit, so even the pickiest of eaters will still be fans of these healthy and yummy smoothies!

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Intermediate's Green Smoothie

4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
3 - 2 cup servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Vitamix/Linda Wooliever

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water filtered
  • 3 pears ripe quartered
  • 1.5 cups about 4-5 leaves of kale, deveined
  • 3/4-1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen (or your favorite fruit)
  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 cup ice less if using frozen fruit

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
  • For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE setting OR blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds.
  • For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed 10/HIGH and blend until smooth (about 1 minute).
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Notes

If using all fresh fruit, substitute 2 1/2 cups of ice for the filtered water for a colder smoothie. Add a banana if you want to thicken it up.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 15.1mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 13.7g

HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS  OF KALE
Kale contains beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin (a carotenoid similar to lutein), calcium, fiber, and delivers more than twice the recommended daily value of calcium.

A sulfur-containing phytonutrient in kale called sulforaphane is believed to have powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties and is released when the leaves are chopped or chewed (or blended in a green smoothie!).

Kale also contains powerful antioxidants that help protect against certain cancers such as ovarian cancer.

Kale is an excellent green to use for detox smoothies as it has cleansing properties.

The nutrients in kale help protect against cataracts while promoting healthy lungs, cardiovascular health and boosts the immune system.

Kale has anti-inflammatory properties making it an excellent food for those with rheumatoid arthritis. 

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25 thoughts on “Intermediate Green Smoothie by Vitamix Recipes”

    1. Blender Babes

      Yay Muriya!! SO EXCITING!! 🙂 You’ll have to let us know what the first thing you make is! 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    I love me some green smoothies. I love all the Blender Babes recipes, and I am saving for a Vitamix blender… So yes I would drink this as a breakfast meal replacement!

    1. Blender Babes

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  2. 4 stars
    Would I use this as a meal substitute? sure, as a one-off. But pears are so sugary, I wouldn’t want to create a high threshold for my sweetness tolerance. It would also have to be a breakfast substitute because a pm or evening drink like this would probably trigger a sugar binge for me.

    1. Blender Babes

      Pears are actually a lower sugar fruit than most Jenna, and you would probably only drink half of this (or make half!) since this recipe makes 6 cups total! I drink about 32oz of green smoothies when having as a meal replacement. As a snack I drink about 16 ounces. It depends on the ingredients. I would definitely drink about 4 cups of this for breakfast and save the rest for a snack or freeze it. It really depends what your needs are but breakfast is a good time!

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