Here at the M house we LOVE our smoothies. During our summer of fun we got away from our routine of washing our fruits and veggies on Sunday for the following week and then after work I was just too tired to deal with it. (It’s definitely easier to pre-prep everything and then you can just throw it all in the blender when you want it.) But I am happy to say that the smoothies are back. And now they are green!
If you don’t like the color just close your eyes and drink it. I promise. You will love it too. They are surprisingly sweet and refreshing. It took us a while to find the right combination of sweet and green, but after a little trial and error this is what works for us.
1 to 1 1/2 cups organic red leaf lettuce
1 cup organic spinach
1 cup organic grapes (I’ve used green and red)
1 organic honey crisp or granny smith apple, in big chunks
1/4 cucumber, peeled (optional)
3/4 to 1 cup water
1 cup ice (or a little more)
Layer everything in blender in order as listed above.
In a Vitamix, blend on low while slowly turning up to variable speed 10 then switch to high. Total blend time is 45 seconds. You may need to add a little more water if it’s too thick. This recipe is more like a juice than a thick smoothie. Note: It may take a little longer if you have a blender with a smaller motor. Basically you just want to blend until smooth and there are no little bits. Cheers! ~s