Piggies, I am so excited about September. We are celebrating "all things Vitamix" this month with an exciting Vitamix 750 giveaway and a month of official Vitamix recipes. There is a lot to be proud of with this amazing company! Vitamix has recently launched their GORGEOUS new website, and I am thrilled to be a part of their "new generation of blending" partnering with them as the face of their new online technique and recipe videos.
I decided to start this month's delicious recipes featuring smoothies, drinks, and milks. I use my Vitamix every single day to make smoothies and vegan milks. I always starte my day with a green smoothie. As I say in the Vitamix green smoothies video, a green smoothie is my favourite healthy breakfast or snack because it's quick, it's easy, and you can pack so many different kinds of whole fruits and vegetables into one nutritious glass. I start every day of my life by making a different kind of green smoothie in my Vitamix.
Now, making green smoothies in a Vitamix is a whole different experience, because unlike some other blenders that are unable to really pulverize the fibrous parts of the green leafy veggies like kale, silver beet, and wild edibles, the Vitamix gives you a gorgeous creamy texture, which makes drinking green smoothies so much more enjoyable.
This Raw Vegan Sweet Kale and Pear Green Smoothie is a fantastic example, not only of the power of this machine to make silky green smoothies, but also of the quality of the smoothie recipes you will find in the Vitamix recipe center. I love this sweet green kale smoothie because of the delicious blend of fruits. It is a fantastic introductory kale green smoothie the whole family can enjoy. Think you can't enjoy kale in a smoothie? This blend will change your mind. It is sweet and delicious, and except for the green colour, you would never know there was greens in it!
Also check out their Going Green Smoothie, Mango Delight Smoothie, Banana Blueberry Orange Smoothie, and many other delectable smoothie creations from the Vitamix kitchen. Check out the video I did for their delicious Vegan Tropical Cooler Smoothie. YUMMO!
One important thing to mention when making Vitamix recipes; always add the ingredients to the container in the order listed in the Vitamix recipe. This will help give you the smoothest, most efficient blend. If you are creating your own recipe, add the liquid ingredients first, then the green leafy vegetables and other veggies, and then place the ice on top. With the tamper in place, the ice will help pull all of the other ingredients down into the blades so everything gets blended quickly and evenly without heating the ingredients too much.
For green smoothie newbies, Vitamix has a fantastic Create Your Own Custom Green Smoothie page with quick easy instructions for all kind of flavourful inspiration. A Vitamix green smoothie: It just doesn't get any better!
*Note: I did not receive payment or product to write this post. However, I did receive giveaway product.
Photo taken by Clarissa Westmeyer of Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
This recipe is an official Vitamix Recipe.
Published here with permission from the Vitamix Corporation.
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*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.