Beginner’s Green Smoothie

Beginner's green smoothie

Beginner’s green smoothie

3 of 3 in a series. The purpose of the transitional smoothie is to help someone transfer from a low-residue diet back into regular eating after being on antibiotics. On Day 1, we made a gentle peach smoothie with a touch of ginger. On Day 2,  we made a simple smoothie with blueberries. Today, we add greens and peanut butter. This green smoothie would also be good for the beginner who wants to learn how to add greens to their drink.

If you’re new to smoothies, you may want to add half a banana to your drink. You can see the color of this smoothie is deeper than the Day 2 smoothie with only blueberries.


Transitional Smoothie – Day 3

Makes about 3 cups (2 servings)

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup (30 g) raw baby spinach or greens mix
1 cup frozen blueberries without added sugar

Add all ingredients in the order they are listed (from liquids to soft to hard to ice) to the Vitamix container. Secure the lid.

Turn the machine on to Variable speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10. Turn the machine to High.

Use the tamper to push ice into the ingredients as needed.

Blend for about 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

NOTE: This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different machine, you may need to make adjustments to the speed or processing time. Know your blender and don’t overload the machine.

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