This is the very first “giveaway”contest on Skinny Kitchen! I was so excited when Vitamix contacted me and asked if I’d like to try one. After trying it…I LOVE IT!!! I’m so impressed with my new Vitamix. You can pretty much make anything with this high-powered blender, including smoothies, puree soups, sauces, frozen drinks, nut butters…The possibilities are endless!!! Since many of you have asked me to create a home recipe for a healthy green drink such as Naked Juice Green Machine, I decided to tackle it using my new Vitamix. It came out fantastic! I found that you can even add things like broccoli, celery and apples with the skin left on and the Vitamix easily blends this drink to become completely smooth. Amazing right? With most regular blenders, it ends up with lots of residue from these ingredients.
***I’m even more excited that one of you will win a Vitamix!!! To enter this contest, be sure to scroll down past my Skinny Green Dream recipe.
Good luck everyone!
Skinny Green Dream
Let me first say that usually, I’d rather eat my calories than drink them. Especially my fruits and vegetables. But since I created this dreamy drink, my husband and I have enjoyed it everyday! It’s a super healthy, delicious way to fill up on both fruits and veggies. Each serving has 141 calories, 1 gram of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Here’s to a super healthy, fiber rich juice smoothie your entire family will enjoy. Even the kids!
So drink up!!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
3 cups apple, unpeeled, seeds and core removed
1 cup pineapple juice
¾ cup frozen mango, not defrosted
¾ cup broccoli florets
¾ cup fresh spinach, packed
¾ cup kale, packed
½ cup celery, sliced
1. Add all ingredients to the Vitamix. Start by blending on low. Turn up to level 4 or 5 to blend well.
Continue to blend until completely smooth.
2. Store in the refrigerator. It will keep for several days.
Makes 3½ cups total (each serving 1 cup)
You can make this in a regular blender. Be sure to peel the apples first. It won’t be nearly as smooth as it is made with the Vitamix but it will still taste delicious.
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|Skinny Facts: for 1 cup serving
141 calories, 1g fat, 0mg chol, 2g protein, 35g carbs, 5g fiber, 37mg sod, 17g sugar
|Facts for Naked Juice Green Machine: for 1 cup serving
140 calories, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 2g protein, 33g carbs, 0g fiber, 15mg sod, 28g sugar
Enter to win a Vitamix 5200 valued at $449.
It’s so easy to do:
1. Log in with your Facebook or email.
2. Select your method of entry. (You only need to do one of the following below to enter the contest)
3. Follow the on screen instructions
The contest ends at the end of the day Monday, March 10th. A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. I will announce the lucky winner on Tuesday March 11th. The winner will have 5 days to respond to an email with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone in the continental US.
Disclosure: Vitamix provided me with a Vitamix 5200 and challenged me to use it every day for a week. They also provided a second one for the giveaway. All opinions are my own.