Meet my newest “kick”: green smoothies. Why this new-found love all of a sudden? Well, because of this new-found love: the BlendTec Total Blender.
along with this Twister Jar:
I’ve had it less than one week and haven’t gone a day without turning it on. I adore this blender. 1560 watts of power have been pulverizing fruits and veggies into some amazing smoothies. It’s hands-free, amazingly easy to clean and pow-er-ful!
The Blendtec Total Blender crushes ice like a pro…literally, it looks like snow. The three-quart WildSide jar is a great size for pureeing soups and green smoothies. I think what I like the most are the cycles that the blender uses. For example, when I am making a green smoothie, I just press the “smoothie” button, and in 90 seconds, it’s completely pureed. It’s almost like it knows exactly what is in there.
I went with a limeade smoothie, which was inspired by a local restaurant called Succotash. They have someone behind the bar, all the time, making fresh juice. One of their fresh juices is called The Best Limeade and it is amazing. I actually find myself craving it. And since I don’t have a juicer, I don’t get it unless I am there. That is, until my Limeade Green Smoothie came along.
It’s packed full of veggies & fruits which means it’s also packed with vitamins and minerals. And it actually tastes like a limeade. I love this green smoothie. And if you haven’t found yourself on a green smoothie kick like I have, maybe this one will do it for you!
Make sure you stick around in the near future! I have a few things up my sleeve that might include a Blendtec giveaway!
Limeade Green Smoothie Recipe
Yield: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
My twist on the Green Monster: limeade green smoothie. Filled with spinach, banana, ginger, green apple and lime, it's the perfect breakfast or snack.
2 cups spinach
1 green apple, sliced
1/2 English cucumber, skin removed
1 large lime, peeled and quartered
1/4-inch piece of fresh ginger root
1/4 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
2 handfuls ice
Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and blend until smooth.
Optional add-ins: 1/2 of an avocado; 1 cup of kale in place of one of the cups of spinach; 1 large pinch of cinnamon; milk (soy, almond, cow’s milk, etc.) instead of Greek yogurt; regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt; flax seed, chia seed, orange juice, pomegranate juice
Jar individual servings and store them in the refrigerator if you plan to drink the smoothies within a couple of days.
Make a couple of big batches ahead of time and store in the freezer. Set the smoothie 30-45 minutes before you plan to drink it; I put mine in the fridge overnight and then take them out of the fridge when I get up in the morning; they are perfectly thawed after a night in the fridge.
Disclosure: Blendtec provided me with a blender to review. I was not compensated for this review and, as always, all opinions are my own. I truly love this blender. This post contains affiliate links.