Kermit Juice

This is a recipe for a smoothie so we use our Vitamix blender to make it.  I wanted to call it “Kermit in a Blender”, but my family talked me out of it.  Just wait, when I come up with a recipe that comes out of the blender green and red it already has a name.

1 c water
1 lime wedge
1 orange – peel cut off
1/2 banana
1 1/2 inch slice of pineapple skin removed
1 large handful baby spinach
1 small handful baby kale (frozen chopped can be used)
1 generous squirt blue agave
1 1/2 cups ice

Makes 4 large servings
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Tip: when my bananas start to get brown I don’t pitch them.  I throw them in a plastic bag and freeze them to use for smoothies.

Benefits:  this smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals and tastes incredible.  Most of your daily requirements for vitamins A and C are covered and the drink contains vitamin B6.  Pineapple, kale and spinach will provide you with a good dose of iron and magnesium. The juice is also a great source of potassium.

I didn’t know all of the benefits packed into a pineapple.  The manganese found in it promotes the metabolism of amino acids, cholesterol and carbohydrates.  Here are 7 more benefits.


Pinklicious Power Juice


We spend most of our time in the kitchen.  Cooking, hanging out, talking, bonding as a family. I am lucky to have grown up in an Italian family of great cooks and even luckier to have married a man who loves cooking.  Food has a way of bringing us together.

Since mornings are crazy busy and it’s tough to make sure that everyone starts the day right, two of my favorite kitchen items are our Vitamix blender and our Breville juicer.  The first makes amazing smoothies, like my famous Harry Potter Booger Juice, dips, sauces, and even hot soup.  It’s the bomb.  Easy to use and super easy to clean.  The juicer is equally easy – you put the apples in whole – and it makes amazing nutritious juice that everyone loves.  Here’s one of our favorites.  I find that there is nothing delicious about red delicious apples, but do not substitute them with other apples, these naturally sweeten the juice.

4 pink grapefruit peeled
4 red delicious apples

5%     potassium
2 g     protein
30 % vitamin A
72%  vitamin C
5%    vitamin B-6
4%    calcium
4%    iron

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