"emerald Ecstasy" Green Smoothie

Recipe by Chef #1010057
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READY IN: 6mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 -3
    cups green grapes (with seeds is healthier)
  • 1
    large banana (skin removed)
  • 14
    of a large fresh pineapple (leave the center in, it has most of the bromelain) or 1/3 of a small fresh pineapple (leave the center in, it has most of the bromelain)
  • 12
    apple (seeds and stem is o.k. if using a Vita-Mix)
  • 2 -3
  • 2 - 2 12
    cups ice, to the top of the container
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DIRECTIONS

  • Turn the machine quickly from variable speed 1 to 10 then flip the switch to high. Push the ingredients down into the blades until the entire mixture is blending. I find it easier to push the food continuously down one corner of the container and eventually it begins to blend. The apple may require a bit of "pounding" before it begins to mix (this is a great anger management recipe! :-).
  • When the mixture is first blending it should be so thick and slushy (from the ice) that it is thick like a thick "slushy". If it is too liquid at the beginning, add more ice so it is thick and "slushy". This allows you to blend for 1-2 minutes without warming the drink up from the friction of the blades. It also allows you to break the foods down to the most bioavailable (cellular) level.
  • This is a "beginner" Green Smoothie that 98% of the population will love!
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