2 medium kiwi, peeled
Sorry again about the photos. I don't have to tell you - beautiful sunny 90 degree day turned cloudy and windy just as I went to take photos. It is time to build that light box...
It has been so much fun making all the drink recipes and sharing them with you. I hope you found some that you can use and love! For our last post together, I am going to share 4 recipes - three I've made and an interesting new one that I have not made. I dare you to try it and let us know what you thought!
All of these recipes have been formulated for blending in a BlendTec Blender or other similar blender. If you don't have one, be cautious. Chop your fruit and veggies smaller and use a little more liquid, add ice last and any other strategy you have for preventing the burn out of your blender's motor.
The Jolly Green Giant (adapted from a BlendTec recipe)
2 -3 cups washed green grapes
1/2 cup fresh cucumber, with or without peel (I peel it)
1/2 cup fresh zucchini, with or without peel (I don't peel it)
1/2 cup frozen sweet peas
1 stalk celery, cut in 3" pieces
1 cup spinach leaves, washed
Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Secure lid and blend. On the BlendTec, use the "whole juice" button. I like to freeze the extra in ice cube trays and use the ice cubes in fruit smoothies. The kids will never know they're getting a serving of veggies.
Optional add ons:
1/2 cup broccoli
1/4 of a medium avocado, peeled
1 oz. wheat grass or other sprouts (equivalent to 2 lbs. green veggies)
1/2 cup tofu
sweetener, to taste
1/2 cantaloupe, sliced
1/2 cup pineapple, with juice, chilled
1/8 inch slice of lemon, with peel
1 Tbsp. honey (optional)
3/4 cup ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Secure lid and blend. On the BlendTec, use the "whole juice" button.
Citrus Carrot Cocktail (a favorite we found on the Vitamix site)
1 cup pineapple with juice
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/8 inch slice lemon, with peel
1 cup ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Secure lid and blend. On the BlendTec, use the "whole juice" button. I have to run the pulse button a couple of times on this one at the end just to be sure all the lemon peel and carrot is blended well. This is another one that I freeze in ice cube trays to add to other smoothie recipes.
Last of all - here's one for you to try. I have the ingredients, but didn't get around to it today.
Key Lime-Kiwi Smoothie
Kiwi is the star of this smoothie and Vitamin C and fiber are the antioxidant headliners. Fiber is essential for heart health and weight control and there is a long list of health bonuses for Vitamin C, the immune-boosting, bone-protecting, anti-aging, disease preventing super power.
1 large ripe pear
1 tablespoon key lime juice or 1/4" slice of lime with peel
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice