Green Drink for the Vitamix

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Drink your veggies!

Cook’s notes: Makes 8 servings (about 60 to 62 oz). Adapted from a Dr. Oz recipe. An excellent blender is a requirement: don’t overload your machine or let it run too hot.

2 cups water
2 cups (60 g) baby spinach
3 ribs celery; cut into thirds
1/2 cucumber, unpeeled, cut into thick slices
1/2 bunch Italian parsley
1 bunch of organic mint leaves, taken off woody stem

1/2 medium orange, about 3 oz., peeled but with pith intact
1/4 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/4 lime, peeled
1/4 fresh pineapple with core, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 cup)
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into wedges
6 oz. baby-cut carrots

  1. Place water, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, and mint into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 8.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop machine and remove lid.
  5. Add orange, lemon, lime, pineapple chunks, apple, and carrots to the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  8. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Serve very cold over ice.

Note: This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

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