Green Limeade Smoothie

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!

Green Limeade Smoothie

Make sure you stick around in the near future!  I have a few things up my sleeve that might include a Blendtec giveaway!

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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.

Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
1 green apple, sliced
1/2 English cucumber, skin removed
1 banana
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

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and blend until smooth.

Cassie’s Notes:
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.

Limeade Green Smoothie

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.