Morning Smoothie with a Kick

Janice Joy Miller

By
@earth2joy

I got a Vitamix for Christmas from Santa, and I LOVE it! I use it all the time - mostly to make fruit & veggie smoothies, sometimes soups, and occasionally spreads and such. Today, I felt like a ginger, celery, apple, carrot, grapefruit, lemon, bell pepper smoothie. Usually, I'd add kale or spinach, but today, I didn't have any. Nor did I have any ice! All I had was cubes of frozen coffee. I thought, well, if it's awful - oh well. To my tremendous surprise, it was extraordinary! Something about that roasted coffee flavor with the lemon and other fruits. I will definitely be making this again.


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Serves:

2 to 4

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 large
ruby red grapefruit, peeled
1 large
sweet apple, cut into 8 chunks
1 medium
peeled carrot, cut in 3 or 4 pieces
1 small
meyer lemon, cut in half, unpeeled
6 stalk(s)
average size celery (equivalent to about a cup and a half)
1
knob of fresh ginger, 1" long x 1/2" dia
1/2 large
red bell pepper, cut into chunks
4
packets truvia sweetener (or real sugar or honey to taste)
2 c
water
6
cubes frozen black coffee (equivalent to maybe half a cup or so) more or less to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put all the fruit, vegetables, water, Truvia (or other sweetener) and ginger in a Vitamix blender. If you don't have one, you can use a regular blender, but it won't be as smooth.
2
Blend on the smoothie setting, or until smooth.
3
Add frozen black coffee and blend until smooth.
4
Serve cold. Garnish with an orange slice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Smoothies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #coffee