Since getting my Vitamix earlier this year, I’m happy to say that my love affair with this uber blender has been steady and strong, making me realize just how darn worth it the massive price tag was. In fact, I’ve begun using it for concoctions I hadn’t even planned on: desserts, salad dressings, soups, sauces! It seriously does it all. But before I get ahead of myself, I’d like to share a little glass of heaven I’ve been serving up at home. Say hello to the Apple, Pear and Ginger Power Smoothie!
While there are tons of Vitamix smoothie recipes out there, I like to think I’ve perfected this one to be one of the healthiest and one of the tastiest. While I know the Vitamix purees all of these ingredients down into a smooth drink, I can’t vouch that all blenders will give you that same drinkable consistency that you see above. You can certainly try though! (Although it might help to really chop up all of the pear, apple and kale before going in for blending.) A little spicy and warm and sweet but not too sweet, I think this Vitamix smoothie recipe is delicious. And check out that bright green color—the power of kale, baby!
Apple, Pear and Ginger Power Vitamix Smoothie Recipe
1 c water
1 Bartlett pear, cored and quartered
1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and quartered
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger paste
3 c kale, chopped and rinsed
honey to taste (optional—I think it tastes good without adding any, but I also like to eat kale raw so…)
1. Add ingredients to your Vitamix in the order stated above (water, then pear, then apple, etc.)
2. Turn Vitamix on and slowly increase the speed. Switch power to high and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
3. Pour in a glass and drink it up!
While good any time of year, I suspect this will be especially delicious in the fall. What smoothie recipes are you sipping on? (And, yes, I’m sharing this one with FBG Kristen!) —Jenn