Berry Lemonade Green Smoothie

Berry Lemonade Green Smoothie

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As I was brainstorming recipes to top off green smoothie week on Organize Yourself Skinny my favorite summer time beverage -lemonade – popped into my head. In my opinion, there are few things more refreshing on a hot humid Buffalo summer day than an ice-cold glass of lemonade.

I loved the idea of using lemon in a green smoothie but I was not sure what else to put with it. I guess any fruit would do because really I think lemon makes all food taste good. But I wanted something that made sense. Then I got a flashback to my waitressing days when we used to serve up this delicious raspberry lemonade. Raspberries in a green smoothie sounded good to me. But I needed more substance so I decided to throw strawberries in too. Low and behold I had a berry lemonade green smoothie!

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In addition to the berries I use ½ of a banana and 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. This gave the smoothie that perfect lemonade sweetness. Put the other banana half in the freezer for a future smoothie. If you wanted you could probably leave the banana out. It just might be a little tart. For the green I used kale. You can use spinach.

Once blended up, using my new Vitamix S30, it tasted like a berry lemonade slushy. It was so good and I absolutely loved it! Perfect green smoothie for the summertime.

I used the new Vitamix S30 to blend up this smoothie recipe. It worked great. This blender is a perfect size for someone cooking for 1 or 2 people or maybe just has a small kitchen. It is small, sleek, and easy to hide away when done using. It  comes with a 20 ounce to go cup and a 40 ounce container that the recipe can be blended in. I will post my full Vitamix S30 review on Friday.

Berry Lemonade Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: green smoothie recipes
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 large frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup kale, packed
  • juice from 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 40 ounce container and secure into place on the blender.
  2. Turn dial to 1 then slowly increase to 10.
  3. Blend for 25 - 30 seconds or until you get the consistency you would like. If it is to thick add a little water and blend again.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 194 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 41 WW Points +: 5 Fiber: 9 Protein: 3

Disclosure: Vitamix gave me a Vitamix S30 Blender to use for this recipe. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. This looks yummy… problem is the recipe itself does not include any greens (either kale or spinach) So if I were to print and put away I would probably forget to add greens.

    Me and my anal brain.

    Deb

  2. Where’s the “green” in the ingredient list?

  3. Jennifer says:

    I don’t see how much kale to use in the recipe. Am I missing something? Just curious because this is the first green smoothie I am actually interested in trying for myself.

  4. Yes – please let us know how much green you added – I see it in the paragraph you reference the kale, but in the ingredient list I am curious of the ratio of greens to the other ingredients.
    Thanks

  5. Teresa Dame says:

    My husband is on a blood thinner and can’t have a lot of spinach or dark green veggies. What do you suggest I use in its place.

  6. Hi there!

    This weekend I decided to prepare a few smooth kits. Indeed they make life in the morning A LOT easier.

    Can I freeze peaches? Cantaloupe?

    Best

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