Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Go Green with a Foo-Foo Smoothie

Here is my latest smoothie favorite.  I substitute romaine lettuce for spinach if I don't have spinach in the house.  Garnish with mint leaves or a strawberry to make it foo-foo.  This is low cal yet, filling and is great for you.  If you substitute this for one meal a day, you should also feel more energized and less sluggish.  Oh, and my Vitamix pretty much rocks!  :)

Going Green Smoothie

Yield: 3 1/2 cups (840 ml)

1 cup (160 g) green grapes
1/2 cup (78 g) pineapple
2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach
1/2 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 60 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Health Classification: Diabetic Friendly, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw
Meal Type: Green Smoothies, Beverages


  1. This sounds so delicious!! And mmm i love mint!

  2. Its very tasty for being called a Lettuce smoothie! :)

  3. I actually blended spinach, apples, strawberries and lettuce one time for a smoothie and LIKED IT!
    Oh! New follower from JND!