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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)
Kiwi
Watermelon
Cantelope
Honey Dew

2. SPINACH.

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:
Strawberries
Blueberries
Mangoes
Peaches
Cherries
Pineapple 

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.