Green Machine Smoothie

A Vitamix is uniquely able to completely blend ingredients to a very smooth consistency, which kids generally prefer. If you don't have a Vitamix, you may want to delete the broccoli in the recipe, and use a blender on high speed.

Smoothies incorporating veggies are a great way to get the veggie nutrition we all need.

Green Machine Smoothie

 Green Machine Smoothie

Yield: 3 1/4 C 


1/4 C water

1/2 C pineapple juice

1 3/4 C green grapes

1/4 Bartlett pear, ripe, seeded, chopped

1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled

1/4 C coarsley chopped broccoli

1/2 C spinach, washed

1/4 C ice cubes


Once you've prepared all the ingredients, let the kiddos place all them into the Vitamix or blender in the order listed and secure the lid. Begin processing on lowest setting, gradually increasing speed to highest setting. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrition: Serving Size 1 cup | Calories 110 | Total Fat 2.5 g | Saturated Fat 0 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium15 mg | Total Carbohydrate 24 g | Dietary Fiber 3 g | Sugars 18 g | Protein 1 g