Need yet another reason to fire up your high-power blender? Vitamix developed this recipe, inspired by the popular and pricey cold-pressed juice variety, especially for REDBOOK readers. Make it at home and get even more of a nutrient boost since the ingredients are pulverized on-the-spot to retain their healthy fiber--and save serious dough. Now, pardon us while we stop drooling long enough to start sipping.
Kale and Pear Green Smoothie
Yield: 4 cups
Total time: 11 minutes
1/2 cup water
1 cup green grapes
1 orange, peeled, halved
1/2 ripe Bartlett pear, seeded, halved
1 small to medium size banana, peeled
1 cup kale
2 cups ice cubes
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1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container of a Vitamix 5200 in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
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4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Nutritional facts: Servings size: 1 cup; calories: 102; total fat: 0g; saturated fat: 0g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 10mg; total carbohydrate: 26g; dietary fiber: 3g; sugars: 16g; protein: 2g.
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