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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Green Smoothie (Vitamix)

A.K.A. "Leprechaun Smoothie"

St. Patrick's Day was a good excuse to get my family to try green smoothies. This was a big hit even after I told the kids about the spinach! (I did have them try it first.)

¼ of a pineapple (without the core*)

1 large bunch of green grapes

1 banana

2 cups fresh spinach

1 mango (optional – I didn’t have one)

1 scoop natural vanilla ice cream like Breyers (optional)

1/2 c ice

1/2 -1 c cold water

Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix until smooth.

*Including the pineapple core gave it a coarser (pulpy) texture.

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