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Veggie Juice.... Mmmm, mmm good...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

So this morning, I decided to throw whatever came to my mind into the Vitamix and see how it would turn out. I was looking for a veggie mix that would energize me, and so here's what I threw together:

1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1/2 can of Rotel chunked tomatoes and jalapenos
1/3 of a lime's juice
1/2 yellow pepper
4 large leaves romaine lettuce
8 thin asparagus spears
1/2 cup onion
3 garlic cloves
1.5 cups filtered water
.25 cup ice

Now, I know that some of you may be thinking... YUK! But let me tell you, this combination has such a spicy kick to it! And let's not forget the tiny, silent thrill I have knowing that I've satisfied four of my freggie servings just with this juice blend alone.

And for the best part yet, only 128 calories and it gave me a bit of a pick-me-up, too!

Anyhow, I was wondering if any of you have any delicious combinations that you enjoy. I'm eager to get some new thoughts and ideas for healthful blending.

Have a great day, Sparkies, and happy healthy eating!


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  • JILLINWONDER
    Here's one of my favorites. It's called Green Lemonade and it's yummy. Everything organic of course, since you use peel and all.

    2 Fuji apples
    1 lemon, peel and all
    a little knob of ginger
    and about 5 big kale leaves

    When I was drinking this every day for several weeks, I got way clearer thinking and my photographic memory from my youth started coming back to me. Wild! Musta been the kale.
    3656 days ago
  • NY-BEAN
    I do a veggie smoothie with low salt V8 juice, lemon juice, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 avocado, 1 large handful fresh baby spinach, and some parsley or green pepper if I've got some around, a scoop of hemp protein powder and a Tbs flax oil. The garlic and ginger give it a great kick - but you could add some cayenne if you wanted more. The hemp and flax oil add lots of omega 3's. (and the hemp makes the plant based omega 3's more readily absorbed and utilized)
    3656 days ago
  • TAMINGDRAGONS
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    3749 days ago
  • OILOVETEA
    mmm I love vitamixes... they blend everything so well!!! I never realized how good veggie smoothies were until recently. yours sounds great emoticon
    3752 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    Pssst.....everybody is coming over next Saturday morning for bloody Marys!

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    3765 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    And for those lazy weekend afternoons ya spike it...tee hee! Nah...keeping it simple and healthy (at least for now!) :)

    Actually I love carrots and an apple with some water and ice...it's a little thick at the end so I add a little water.

    Smoothie wise strawberry is my fav. Frozen strawberries, stevia, milk (what kind you prefer) and mountain hi yogurt...I LOVE IT!

    I also like to add little bits of goodness like you do....a little tomato here a little spinach there...a little protein powder here and whatever else comes to mind at the precise time I'm blending...tee hee

    I LOVE MY VITAMIX!!!!!!!
    3765 days ago
  • BIGOLEDIVA
    I'll bet that DID give you a kick with that tobasco and Rotel! LOL...sounds delish!
    3775 days ago
  • LOGOULD
    Yummy!
    3775 days ago
  • no profile photo LYFO12
    Oh Yumm!!! I love veggies too! Great healthy smoothie...:))
    3775 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Need to find a way to eat more veggies so may give this a try...
    3775 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Actually, I was thinking it sounded GREAT. I love veggie juice anyway and this ones sounds great.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Sunny
    3775 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6794166
    This smoothie sounds awesome, sounds almost like a bloody mary (without the alcohol of course)

    My favorite smoothies are always on the sweet side....I have a crazy sweet tooth! I always add bananas, blueberries, kale or spinach, peanut flour (like peanut butter without the oil...and sugar and salt) almond milk, and some kind of protein powder...Im using a rice protein powder right now, and a couple drops of stevia to sweeten.

    I might have to get me one of those Vitamix's, maybe as a birthday present to myself.

    I hope all is well! Talk to you soon!
    3775 days ago
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