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Clean Eating Super Nutrient Smoothie

I should start off my letting you know that I just got a new Vitamix. So this particular recipe will require a high-powered blender.

I currently have bronchitis while I’m writing this, so I’m looking for any way to get lots of nutrients in my body to help recover as fast as possible. I think today is the worst of it, so cooking is not really at the top of my list. But I know it’s important to eat, so I immediately turned to my sparkly, brand new Vitamix blender. Maybe it’s the congestion in my head, but I swear I heard it whisper that it would take good care of me and help me feel better if only I would turn it on. So I did.

I grabbed whatever was on the countertop and dropped it in the blender. I was very pleased with the results. I can’t taste much right now, but boy could I taste the yumminess of this smoothie! And just for the record, I had some not-sick people try this as well. They loved it, so I know my taste buds aren’t too screwed up from the congestion.

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Clean Eating Super Nutrient Smoothie
Author: Tiffany McCauley | The Gracious Pantry.com
Serves: 1-2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 2 large handfulls spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Water – enough to get the consistency you want.
Instructions
  1. Place in your Vitamix or other high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add as much water as you need to get the smoothie to a consistency you like. You’d on’t have to add any,b ut it will be thick enough to eat with a spoon if you don’t.

 

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56 Comments

  1. Hope you feel better soon. This looks like a surefire way to up your nutrients. 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Sarah – For sure!

  2. Radhika Subramanian says:

    I love smoothies and this is one hell of a nutritive one.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Radhika – Yes it is!

  3. I’m trying this in the morning or rather in 6 hours when I have to get up for work. Thanks Tiffany

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Anna – I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Welcome to The Wonderful World of Vita! My go to blend is Kale, Spinach, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Strawberries, Chia Seeds and Vanilla Protein which is sometimes substituted for Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I look forward to reading about your VitaMix creations!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Jillian – Thanks! Sounds yummy!

  5. I so want a vitamix. We have a friend who has one and he makes our all natural peanut butter for us. I am saving money for one!! So can’t wait to try this some day. Hoping you feel better.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Rhadonda – I think you’ll love it when you do get one.

  6. I adore my vitamix. FYI – you don’t have to core the apple. Technically it is powerful enough to do the apple whole – but I whack it in quarters to make it easier.

    FYI – my favorite combination is spinach, fresh pineapple (Again – don’t have to core it – just slice the outside off and slice into rounds and then chunk it… core and all), frozen mango and a cup of lime greek yogurt. Or plain greek yogurt. Add ice/liquid as needed to make it workable. …

    1. graciouspantry says:

      ER – Thanks!

  7. My favorite right now would be a green peanut butter banana smoothie.

    1/2 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or other nut butter
    1 frozen banana
    2-3 cups fresh spinach
    4-6 ice cubes

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Marcy – Sounds delicious!

  8. I’m so glad you got a Vitamix! I love mine!!! I have a green shake every morning for breakfast. Love it. Looking forward to seeing what else comes out of your blender. Get well soon.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Snuckles – Thanks!

  9. Yaya!!! You got one! Good for you! You will fall in love with all of it’s specialness (I know it is not a word)… hehehe

    ~deirdra

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Deirdra – I have no doubt!

    2. A friend and I were just talking about these. I would love to know specifics on the specialness. Thanks in advance!

      1. graciouspantry says:

        Joyce – In regards to what a vitamix can do when compared to regular blenders?

  10. I made a smoothie today that was amazing! so I am sharing!
    2 handfuls of baby spinach
    1 pear cored
    1/4 banana
    1 slice of a pineapple (middle and all)
    3 frozen strawberries, half frozen kiwi
    handful of ice, 1tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp flax, splash of almond milk, squirt of agave, a dash of pumpkin spices.
    blended it up in my vitamix and its delish!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Ashley – Sounds wonderful, thank you!

  11. Bellaspire says:

    I love my Vitamix!! Sounds like a vitamin-packed wonder!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Bellaspire – Hope you enjoy it!

  12. With your vita mix just add ice cubes instead of water.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Ducky – I’m not sure that would have been very good with this one. But certainly worth a shot!

  13. graciouspantry says:

    Dlenakakis – frosting is a tough one. You will never get the same consistency of the commercial stuff using clean ingredients. While the method I’m about to suggest is not conventional, it may work with a little fines on your part.

    If you bake a clean cake, cut out small circles using a small ice cream scoop. Then you could try coating them in a chocolate frosting like I used for my halloween cupcakes (here on my blog under the halloween category). They won’t be overly pretty, but maybe if you roll them in something like coconut or chopped nuts after, they may look better. Again, I don’t know if this would work, but it’s what I would try in your situation. Good luck and let me know how it all turns out!

  14. graciouspantry says:

    Lkemme – That’s pretty much what I’m doing at this point. But it’s fun!

  15. graciouspantry says:

    Birmingham – I’ve never heard that, so I can’t comment. Sorry.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Kathy – Wow. I have to say I’ve never been that particular about my food. As long as it’s clean, I’m happy to eat it. I think in any eating plan it’s important to get a wide variety of fruits and veggies. But I’ve never heard of any of that where spinach is concerned and have also never heard of anyone being poisoned by eating too much spinach. There is a lot of information out there and anybody, on a whim, can put their own spin on the result of a study or a bit of research. Just the fact that you are eating spinach puts you ahead of most of the population these days. I say rotate your greens for health and nutrient purposes, not for fear or worry from an article you read. While there are a lot of reputable resources on the web, it’s still the internet. Anybody who can type can post an article online. If you are truly concerned, then it’s best to talk to a dietitian or your doctor. But otherwise, just enjoy eating fruits and veggies in all their varieties to gain the benefits of a truly healthy diet..

  17. graciouspantry says:

    Clandtlady – If you find it, please share! I’m still a little intimidated by this thing. But I’m getting used to it…

  18. graciouspantry says:

    Kabrumm – I got mine at Costco, they had a better deal than QVC.

  19. graciouspantry says:

    Lori – Thanks, I will!

  20. graciouspantry says:

    Ellen – I will, thanks!

  21. Jeanninee says:

    My recent favorite:
    1 banana
    1 cup Kefir (plain)
    6-11 oz. of coconut water depending on how thin/thick you want the smoothie
    1 cup of strawberries
    Splash of vanilla soy or almond milk
    Some ice if you want it colder

    Enjoy!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Jeanninee – Oh yum!

  22. graciouspantry says:

    Trina – You’re right. It’s easy to slack off and get back in to bad habits. Gotta fight that every step of the way!

  23. graciouspantry says:

    Jessica – Yum! Thanks!

  24. graciouspantry says:

    Lisa – Fantastic! Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Haha!

  25. graciouspantry says:

    Catie – Great suggestion!

  26. graciouspantry says:

    Jessica – Sounds wonderful! Thanks!

  27. graciouspantry says:

    April – Glad you enjoyed it!

  28. graciouspantry says:

    Willisurvive – I think it’ll be fine. It’s a runnier smoothie anyway. But you may want to sub with another fruit because the banana does add sweetness. Enjoy!

  29. graciouspantry says:

    Sheri – Definitely! I love mine!

  30. Detroiter51_01 says:

    If you have a Vitamix, why core the apple? I put in whole apples, cut up. Same with pears and other fruits with seeds. The only thing I don’t put in is orange rinds and banana peels. A great machine to own.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Personal preference. You certainly don’t have to. 🙂

    2. graciouspantry says:

      Personal preference. You certainly don’t have to. 🙂

  31. Detroiter51_01 says:

    If you have a Vitamix, why core the apple? I put in whole apples, cut up. Same with pears and other fruits with seeds. The only thing I don’t put in is orange rinds and banana peels. A great machine to own.

  32. Hi, My favourite smoothie combo is i have this for breakfast every day (the measurements are approximate i’ve never actually measured the ingredients i just throw it all in!)

    1 – banana
    1 – handfull of red grapes
    500ml – non fat milk
    1 – handful of oats
    1 – handful of spinach
    1 – tablespoon of natural peanut butter
    2 – tablespoons of honey

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Oh yum! Thank you, I’ll try it!

  33. I heard that the trace amounts of the chemicals in apple seeds are good for us in that small amount. Something about fighting free radicals…. Not sure though!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I’m not sure. I’ve never heard that. I’ll have to research!

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  35. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome tip! Thanks!

  36. wow, no one has posted on this one for a while. I wanted a Vitamix and a Jack Lalan juicer… then I saw a mixer… the Ninja!

    My Husband just got me one for our Anniversary! Woohoo! I’m ready to start eating more fruits and veggies now! Went through your smoothie recipes and pinned most of them to my “must try” board.

    Just gave it a whirl for the first time tonight. Awesome!

    Anyway… going to try this recipe in the morning. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sharon – I love my Ninja too. I use it a lot more than my Vitamix simply because the Vitamix is such a monster!

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