Stop Spending $60 a Day on Green Juice with This Recipe


Need yet another reason to fire up your high-power blender? Vitamix developed this recipe, inspired by the popular and pricey cold-pressed juice variety, especially for REDBOOK readers. Make it at home and get even more of a nutrient boost since the ingredients are pulverized on-the-spot to retain their healthy fiber--and save serious dough. Now, pardon us while we stop drooling long enough to start sipping. 

Kale and Pear Green Smoothie

Yield: 4 cups 

Total time: 11 minutes 

1/2 cup water 
1 cup green grapes 
1 orange, peeled, halved 
1/2 ripe Bartlett pear, seeded, halved 
1 small to medium size banana, peeled 
1 cup kale 
2 cups ice cubes 

How to make it

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container of a Vitamix 5200 in the order listed and secure lid.

2. Select Variable 1. 

3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 

4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. 

Nutritional facts: Servings size: 1 cup; calories: 102; total fat: 0g; saturated fat: 0g; cholesterol: 0mg; sodium: 10mg; total carbohydrate: 26g; dietary fiber: 3g; sugars: 16g; protein: 2g.