Greek Cucumber Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vanilla yogurt
6 ounces Greek yogurt (I recommend plain flavored)
2 cucumbers (cut into slices)
2-3 mint leaves (optional)
2 teaspoons honey
Juice of 1/2 lime
3-5 ice cubes

Directions:

In a Vita-Mix blender, add all ingredients and blend on high until smooth.

Banana Avocado Lime Smoothie

If you need something in the morning to wake you up, this recipe is perfect. With it’s sweet and tart taste it’s sure to deliver a powerful ‘punch’ to give you a wake up call.

Ingredients:

1/2 to 1 cup orange juice
Fresh lime juice (from 1 large lime)
1 large banana
large bunch of broccoli (chopped into small pieces with stems removed)
1 avocado

Directions:

In a Vita-Mix blender add all ingredients and blend on high until blended well.

Note: If textures bother you, this may not be a recipe you’ll like because it has a very grainy texture to it. It also has both a sweet and tart taste to it.

Strawberry and Lettuce Smoothie

Ingredients:

5 large fresh strawberries
handful lettuce leaves
1/2 of a large cucumber
1 large banana
1 avocado
ice cubes

Directions:

In a Vita-Mix blender add all the ingredients and blend on high until smooth.

Note: If this is too thick you can add some water or juice so it thins out a little.

Spinach, Beet and Apple Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 apple (cored, peeled and chopped)
2 cups fresh spinach
1 red beet (peeled and chopped)
1 date
Ice

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a Vita-Mix blender and blend on high for one minute or until desired consistency is reached.

Cucumber and Carrot Smoothie

This recipe is full of nutrients. Cucumbers are very low calorie, high in potassium (electrolytes), full of anti-oxidants and so much more. Carrots are a good source of vitamins B1, B2 and B6, vitamin K, potassium and much more.

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber
1 large carrot
2 cups tomato juice
1-2 cups ice

Directions:

1. Cut up the cucumber and carrot into medium sized chunks. Add to Vita-Mix blender.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high for one minute or until desired consistency is reached.

Apple and Kale Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup kale (chopped; make sure stem removed first before chopping)
1 celery stalk
1 banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a Vita-Mix blender. Blend on high until smooth.

Kale Smoothie

Kale is a wonderful vegetable to add to a smoothie as it’s rich in vitamins and nutrients. It’s full of fiber, calcium, vitamin A…just to name a few.

This recipe makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

12 ounces apple juice
4 large kale leaves (make sure you remove the stems)
3 large bananas
2 cups of ice

Directions:

In a Vita-Mix blender add the apple juice and kale. Blend on high until the kale is is thoroughly blended.

Add the bananas and ice and blend on high until desired consistency is reached.

Winter Green Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Ginger is great to add to your diet because it’s full of vitamins and minerals. It has dietary fiber, vitamin B, magnesium and more. It also helps reduce inflammation.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup frozen berries
1/4 inch ginger-root, or to taste
2 cups water

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a Vita-Mix blender and blend on high for one minute or until desired consistency is reached.

Gazpacho Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 small tomato, quartered
3/4 cup tomato juice cocktail, chilled
2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro leaves
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1/4 jalapeno pepper (or to taste), chopped
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime (about 1 Tbsp.)
Small wedge of fresh lime (for garnish – optional)
a cherry tomato (for garnish – optional)

Directions:

1. Freeze tomato in a plastic bag until hard, about 3 to 4 hours. (They will keep up to one week. Several tomatoes may be frozen at a time.)

2. Place frozen tomato, juice, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, cumin and lime juice in a blender. Puree until well blended and almost smooth.

3. Pour into a tall tumbler filled with ice cubes. Garnish, if desired, with a small wedge of lime and a cherry tomato, speared on a short skewer and added to the glass like a swizzle stick. Serve immediately.

Recipe Source: Spark People

Tomato Smoothie

This isn’t a recipe for the faint of heart. You have to love tomatoes to enjoy this one!

Ingredients:

2 tomatoes (chopped then frozen)
1 cup tomato juice
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 basil leaves

Directions:

In a Vita-Mix blender, place the frozen tomatoes and pour in the tomato juice, lemon juice and basil leaves.

Blend on high until smooth.

Serve immediately and enjoy!