After reading the book,  Finding Ultra, I became very curious about the Vitamix blender.  After asking around a bit, I realized I must be the only one without one, so I decided to take the plunge and buy one.   My new Vitamix  blender arrived this week, so I wasted no time trying some of the green smoothie recipes I’ve been bookmarking.  Recipe at bottom.

The smoothie pictured above is terrific and full of good things.  What a great way to get all of your veggies and fruits in one serving.  You can taste a little bite from the greens, so instead of coconut water, you might try organic apple juice.

Green Smoothie from Dr. Oz

1 cup chopped fresh kale
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen spinach
1½ tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp chia seeds
½ avocado
½ banana
½ apple
1 cup coconut water
A few drops of stevia for added sweetness (optional)

Blend all ingredients in blender, serve over ice.  (I did not use any sweetener, and I thought it was fine)

If anyone has a great smoothie recipe, feel free to share!