Let me first start off by saying this is in no way a sponsored post. I saw a product I wanted, bought it, tried it out for myself and LOVE it and want to tell you all about it.
I have searched high and low for a great blender. In my almost 7 years of marriage, I have gone through like 5 blenders. That is a lot. They start smelling like burning metal, bread down or the blades are just weak sauce. Not to mention, whenever I made shakes or smoothies they had chunks of either fruit or ice still in them. They were NEVER SMOOTH-ies.
So I have been doing my research and decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a Vitamix. The reviews I read were amazing. Then I went to Costco and saw them doing their demonstrations and I was sold. Since buying this blender a week or so ago, I have been making smoothies every day. We are talking like Jamba Juice quality smoothies. If you aren’t using a Vitamix to make these, which you totally don’t have to, you might have to add some liquid like water or juice to thin your smoothie out a bit and get a good blend.
Now lets talk about today’s smoothie. It is AMAZING! I have been on a healthier eating kick lately and have been really enjoying smoothies. They are perfect for this 100+ degree weather this summer. Best part of all about this particular smoothie, is that I was able to sneak in almost 2 cups of spinach into this recipe and my kids DOWNED it! They have no idea I fooled them into eating their veggies :) I threw in some of our favorite fruits and voilà! We have a new drink we all love! The fruit provides such a sweet balance that you would never guess there was any vegetable in this (minus the green color). Try it, you are going to be surprised by how much you love it.
- ½ banana
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 thin slice of lime
- ½ cup chopped pineapple
- 1½ cups fresh spinach
- 3 Tablespoons agave
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add water or apple juice as needed to thin out.
This recipe was inspired by a demonstration I saw using the Vitamix at Costco :)