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Vitamix Smoothie Recipe: Apple, Pear and Ginger Power!

apple-pear-ginger-smoothie-585Since 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

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  1. D says:

    Yum. I did a reboot and they have ginger in almost all the juices, I read the facts on ginger and boy does that one little spice do so many great things for your body. Ginger comes really cheap up here so I buy a huge piece everytime I go to the market.

  2. D says:

    Oh and by the way, try some fennel in there, YUM! and also has tons of great vitamins

  3. Melissa says:

    Question … Do you peel the apples, or just chop them up with peels on and throw them in the blender like that? Not sure that my blender could handle the peels, but my juicer definitely could.

    1. Jenn says:

      With my Vitamix, I don’t peel them first, but with a regular blender it’s probably a good idea to peel them. You don’t want to burn out your blender! 🙂

      -FBG Jenn

  4. This sounds awesome. I’m learning that cinnamon and ginger have places in SO many recipes that I never thought of before. Can’t wait to try it!

  5. Scooter says:

    I drink green smoothies everyday. Ginger is definitely the way to jazz up any drink. I’ve yet to try cinnamon, but I think I will.

  6. Vicki says:

    This is good! I’d definitely make this again and share the recipe.

  7. Dominique says:

    I am also loving my Vitamix more and more and was delighted with the beautiful green kale results. I haven’t added ginger though, going to do that next time! I use it a few times a day, usually smoothies and soups. Today I made the quiche with brown rice crust from the Vitamix recipe book – lovin’ it!

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