Smoothie Extravaganza

What happens when four women, one man, one baby, one toddler, and two dogs get together? Apparently, in my house, it means that the Vitamix 6300 blender is out and a Smoothie Extravaganza is about to begin!

Simply put, we pooled our resources (veggies, fruits, liquids, etc..) opened up the Vitamix cookbook, and started cranking out one smoothie recipe after the next. We cut the recipes in half so that there was just enough of each batch for the five of us adults to sample each one.

In the end, every recipe we tried turned out delicious. In order to improve upon one recipe, we did add a teeny bit of honey. And to make one recipe palatable, we added a whole bunch of ingredients to it in order to morph it into something completely different (peanut butter, banana, and chocolate protein powder...all of these are your friends).

Although all of the smoothies were great, the Everything Smoothie was definitely one of the favorites. Here's the recipe directly from the Vitamix cookbook.

Everything Smoothie

Put all ingredients into the Vitamix blender, and blend away!!!

• 1/ 2 cup milk (we used soy)
• 1/2 cup grapes
• 1 orange, peeled
• 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
• 1/2 carrot
• 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
• 1/2 cup fresh spinach
• 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened peach slices
• 1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
• 1/2 banana, peeled

Drink....and enjoy!!!