You know you are a smoothie lover when you still pull out your blender in the dead of winter. Who cares if it’s freezing outside? A blend of icy fruits, juices, and greens is exactly what you need. It can be a big punch of fresh flavors that are sometimes a little absent during the colder months of the year.

After making the new logo (so exciting!), I wanted to make a smoothie that matched the delicious looking drink I added to the design. Rummaging through my cabinets and pantry I found a glass and straw that fit the bill. Then all I needed was a new recipe. The end result was a delicious dairy-free green smoothie option to add as one of my go-to recipes.

Obviously, it had to be a green smoothie to match the logo design. So I started pulling out some ingredients that I thought would fit together. I wanted it to be sweet and tasty with a super-smooth texture. Spinach for its amazingly rich green color. Also, I love spinach. Banana for a punch of sweet flavor. Pineapple because it always seems to pair well with spinach. And it looks like I have some mango chunks sitting there in the freezer as well.

This is gonna be good.

​So I threw it all in the blender along with some white grape juice for a little more sweetness in the mix. Liquids first, unfrozen ingredients next and frozen on top. Remember when you are getting the spinach to really pack it in to the measuring cup. If you don’t there will be a lot less spinach in your smoothie. And that will be sad. You can’t really see it in the photo, but there’s a banana between the frozen pineapple and the spinach.

I started the blender out on a low speed and slowly cranked it up until it was at max power. This gave it a great blend and the smoothie turned out to be extra smooth.

I poured it out into the cup. And I messed it up. It got all on the sides of the glass and would’ve made for an ugly picture. Luckily I have more than one of these glasses, so I got to try again. The mouth of the Vitamix spout was just too wide for me to pour it without some ending up high inside the neck part of the glass. I failed the second attempt too. Even an attempt to wipe inside the mouth of the glass with paper towels didn’t really work.

So out came the funnel. I grabbed a third glass and used a metal funnel to get the smoothie inside without messing things up. Finally I was able to add the straw and snap the picture. Let me know, did I do a good job of matching the smoothie in the new logo?

The Green 101

Makes 3-4 servings.

1 & 1/2 cups white grape juice
​2 cups spinach
1 large banana
2 cups frozen pineapple
2 cups frozen mango chunks

1. Add all of the ingredients into the blender in the order they are listed and blend on high until smooth.

2. Pour and enjoy.

Happy blending!

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