Recipe courtesy of Vitamix

Glowing Green Smoothie

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  • Total: 11 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Yield: 7½ c (1.8 l)
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Ingredients

1/3 bunch organic cilantro with stems (optional)

1/3 bunch organic parsley with stems (optional)

1 1/2-2 cups (360-480 ml) water

3/4 pound (340 g) organic romaine lettuce, rough chopped, about 1 head

1/2 head large bunch or 3/4 small bunch organic spinach

3-4 organic celery stalks, halved

1 organic apple, cored, seeded, quartered

1 organic pear, cored, seeded, quartered

1 organic banana, peeled

1/2 fresh organic lemon, peeled, seeded

Directions

  1. 1.Place water, romaine, spinach, celery, and optional ingredients, if using, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. 2.Select Variable 1.
  3. 3.Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 8.
  4. 4.Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop machine and remove lid.
  5. 5.Add apple, pear, banana and lemon to the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  6. 6.Select Variable 1.
  7. 7.Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  8. 8.Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.