Sweet and Savory Cleansing Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

I love creating drinks in my Vitamix

I love my Vitamix. I love how you can be creative with the ingredients and the measurements don't have to be exact for a delicious nutritious drink.

Today I was craving a light cleansing drink so I threw together a few items I had in my fridge. I never measure out my ingredients, but I will do my best to give a good estimate of how much of each ingredient I used in the ingredients list.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium Orange, Peeled
  • 10 Red Grapes, Rinsed thoroughly
  • 1/4 cup Mango, Peeled, Sliced
  • 1/2 medium Cucumber, Peeled
  • 1/2 cup Kale, Rinsed throughly
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 5 Ice Cubes
  1. Place ingredients into your Vitamix or blender in the order listed
  2. If using a Vitamix with variable speed, turn the machine on slow, raising speed slowly from to 10, switch to high speed and blend for about 1 minute or until desired consistency.
  3. If using a regular blender, blend for about 2 minutes or until desired consistency.

Health Benefits

All of the ingredients have great health benefits:

I used a Mineola Orange which was juicy and sweet. Chock full of Vitamin C.

The phytochemicals in grapes help to lower your risk for heart disease and cancer.

Mango is a good source of Vitamins A, B6, C and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Cucumber is a great diuretic and because of it's fresh pungent taste, it is a great contrast to the sweet fruit.

Kale is high in Vitamin A and C with traces of Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium.

Blueberries contain Vitamin C and fiber.

Ice Cubes keep the drink icy and adds to the liquid, making this a healthy drink to help flush out toxins.

The Right Amount

The amount of the ingredients listed above made enough to fill a 12 ounce glass to the brim and the Vitamins from each ingredient gave me a smooth energetic pick up.

Yummy. Nutritious. Delicious.

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Efficient Admin 19 months ago from Charlotte, NC

I just now made this recipe in the Vitamix and it turned out really good. I love the consistency the Vitamix creates. I didn't have any cucumbers on hand so added extra kale and it still turned out pretty good. Thanks for sharing! Voted up.


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sflorsch 19 months ago from Fort Worth, TX Author

No additional liquids needed. The fruits, veggies and ice will breakdown providing enough liquid.


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Efficient Admin 20 months ago from Charlotte, NC

Do you need to add some kind of liquid with all the solid food?

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