The Vitamix love continues. And now, a follow-up to the last post

I’ve come up with a formula.  Here’s how to load the machine for optimum blending and taste results:

1. Choose a juicy, unfrozen fruit for the base adding at least one cup or more.

Green Grapes
Red Grapes
Any citrus fruit, peeled (oranges, tangerines, clementines, etc)
Honey Dew


Load up. Previously I suggested no more than one cup.  I lied. I’ve been putting two cups or MORE and stuffing it in the blender.

3. Frozen Fruit - 1.5-2 cups or more. Read the ingredients on the label to make sure the fruit has no added sugar.

These are my favorites in no particular order:

4. One Scoop of Trader Joe’s Super Greens Powder

5. Unsweetened almond milk, vanilla or original.  About 1/2 to 1/3 cup, just to help get the blender moving.

Here are some of my favorite combos lately using this exact method:

Red Grapes-Spinach-Strawberries
2 Oranges-Spinach-Blueberries
2 Oranges-Spinach-Mangoes
Green Grapes-Spinach-Peaches

Pictured above is Red Grapes-Spinach-Apple-Strawberries.

Not to be forgotten though, are two of my most prized recipes. Here they are again for re-cap:

Autumn Pumpkin Smoothie
1 c red grapes
1 large apple (I used honey crisp)
1/4-1/3 cup pumpkin
1 inch piece of ginger
1 cup (or more) frozen cherries
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1/2 cup raw cashews (can omit or substitute milled flax seed)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Green Goddess
1 cup green grapes
1 cup spinach
1-2 bosc pears (depending on their size)
1/2 avocado
Juice from 1/4 lemon
1 inch piece of ginger
Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
1 cup ice 

 Alright there you have it. Vitamix Love Part II.