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Skinny Kitchen’s Green Dream and a Vitamix Giveaway!

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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

Ingredients

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

½ banana

Instructions

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)

Prep Tip
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

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

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70 Responses to “Skinny Kitchen’s Green Dream and a Vitamix Giveaway!”

  1. Kristin Says:

    I’ve been of eating a Vitamix for a while now – excited to enter! Thanks so much Nancy!

  2. Skinny Kitchen’s Green Dream and a Vitamix Giveaway! | The best diet blog ever! Says:

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  3. admin Says:

    I’m excited since this is my very first giveaway. Good luck Kristin!

  4. Kathy Says:

    WooHoo! My daughter has one and it is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to own one!

  5. Cathy Says:

    I have wanted one for years but it was always to expensive for my budget. Thanks for giving us a chance to win one.

  6. Mary Lynn Says:

    Always wanted a VitaMix. My blender just doesn’t serve its purpose anymore.

  7. Donna Says:

    I would LOVE a Vitamix blender! I saw it demonstrated at Whole Foods one day and it is amazing! I would use it to make smoothies, nutbutters, soups and more. It is on my wish list, but not in the budget, so it would be awesome to win one of these beauties! Thank you for this opportunity!

  8. Connie Schulz Says:

    This looks great and the recipe sounds really good too.

  9. Julie T Says:

    I follow on Facebook and have used several recipes offered.

  10. Sharon Greenthal Says:

    What a great giveaway!

  11. Kathy Radigan Says:

    What a fun giveaway!! Thanks for chance, keeping my fingers crossed!

  12. Julia Says:

    I have been looking at VitaMixes for a while, but their price point is a bit too much for me right now. I’d love to win one! Thanks for the chance!!

  13. Rita Says:

    I am so sad……………I do not twitter, facebook or pinterest. Boo Hoo I can not enter to win.

  14. Ginger Gaubert Says:

    I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for sometime now. Would love to win this! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  15. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) Says:

    VERY excited for your first giveaway and the chance to win.

    Also, I’ve been wanting to try a real green drink forever. My first attempt turned grey because I added bluebrries. Oy.

  16. Cheryl Says:

    Nothing would tickle me more than to have a Vitamix! Well, maybe having two Vitamixes…one for me one to give away on my kitchen gadget blog. It would be awesome to share recipes, tips and tricks with my family and followers. Crossing my fingers and toes that Rafflecopter selects my entries. Good luck to all.

  17. Jean Says:

    I lust after the VitaMix!!! I’ve gained weight since my kidney transplant and am trying so hard to lose it. Looks like I could do so many healthy meals with the VM :-)

  18. admin Says:

    You sure could Jean. Sorry to hear about you health problems. Best of luck to you!

  19. admin Says:

    Good luck Cheryl!

  20. admin Says:

    I’m not kidding, this green dream drink is really yummy!!! I hope you enjoy it too Andrea.
    Good luck with the contest!

  21. admin Says:

    Good luck Ginger!

  22. admin Says:

    I’m so sorry Rita.

  23. admin Says:

    Good luck Julia!

  24. admin Says:

    Thanks Sharon. Good luck!

  25. admin Says:

    Thanks Julie. I’m so happy to hear that! Good luck!

  26. admin Says:

    My pleasure Donna. Good luck to you!

  27. admin Says:

    Good luck Mary Lynn!

  28. admin Says:

    My great pleasure Cathy. Good luck!

  29. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Connie. Good luck!

  30. admin Says:

    I rooting for you Kathy. Good luck!!!

  31. Sue akin Says:

    I’m so hopeful of winning this. Can’t wait to see who wins. This is a great giveaway!!

  32. Cheryl L. Says:

    I’ve been dreaming of owning a Vitamix forever! This is such a cool giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Sue akin Says:

    This is a wonderful contest!

  34. admin Says:

    Thanks Sue. Good luck!

  35. admin Says:

    You bet. Good luck Cheryl!

  36. theresa krier Says:

    this recipe sounds so yummy, not sure about the broccoli. i’ve heard such great things about vitamix, will keep my fingers crossed. thanks, what a great giveaway!

  37. Barbara Lee Says:

    Recipes looks great. Love to win the Vitamix 5200!!

  38. admin Says:

    Because of the fruit, the broccoli taste fine. Good luck Theresa!

  39. admin Says:

    Good luck Barbara!

  40. Jan Says:

    Thanks Nancy for sharing a great recipe!

  41. Lissa Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  42. Danit Shayne Pizzi Says:

    So sad… I don’t live in the US do am not able to enter this competition. This blender sounds amazing!!

  43. Laurie@FoodisLove Says:

    Love this Giveaway! Thanks so much for offering it! I’ve shared it everywhere!

  44. Bjoe Says:

    My wife and I have used a Vitamix for 10 years now, I am so glad that you will start creating Vitamix recipes. There are a few hundred recipes on Vitamix website.
    https://www.vitamix.com/Home

    We ordered the 32-ounce Dry Grains container last week. You can grind whole grains, herbs, peanuts for your own peanut butter.

    I am pretty sure Skinny Kitchen, Weight Watchers and Vitamix can be a great team. Looking forward to this.

    Brian and Lynn

  45. patty Says:

    I really need to win this!!!! I am so pumped & I LOVE all your recipes!

  46. kaci cheeseman Says:

    So excited about this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  47. Tiffany O Says:

    this is great. Thank you! I love that you post WW points!

  48. The Better Baker Says:

    What an awesome giveaway! VERY exciting to be able to give away such an awesome product. You go Girl. =) I would be in heaven if I could win a Vitamix. What a deluxe operating machine.

  49. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Marsha! Good luck to you. I know you’d love it!

  50. admin Says:

    Thanks Tiffany. Good luck!

  51. admin Says:

    I’m so happy I get a chance to give one away. Good luck Kaci!

  52. admin Says:

    Thanks for the nice words about my recipes. Best of luck to you Patty!

  53. admin Says:

    Thanks for sharing all of this Brian and Lynn. How nice to hear you are still enjoying your Vitamix after all these years!
    All the best,
    Nancy

  54. admin Says:

    You are fantastic Laurie!!! Thank you so much for sharing it around. Good luck!
    With my very best,
    Nancy

  55. admin Says:

    I’m sorry too Danit!

  56. admin Says:

    I’m thrilled you like it Jan. thank you!

  57. admin Says:

    Good luck Lissa!

  58. Susan Says:

    I am sad that only those with a FB, Pinterest or Twitter account can enter.

  59. admin Says:

    I’m so sorry Susan. Hopefully in the future I’ll figure out a way to set up a contest where this isn’t required.
    My best,
    Nancy

  60. Cyndi Henry Says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a nice prize!

  61. admin Says:

    Good luck Cyndi!

  62. Jenn Jacobs Says:

    Got a Ninja instead, have regretted it every day since! :(

  63. admin Says:

    Oh no…Then good luck Jenn with this contest!

  64. Brittany L. Stephens Says:

    Love this giveaway! I was just looking at these last night trying to convince my husband we need one, but saving up is a must for these beauties, haha. Fingers crossed ;)

  65. admin Says:

    Best of luck to you Brittany!

  66. Paula Watson Says:

    My Brother and Sister in Law have one and highly recommend it. I would live to win one!

  67. admin Says:

    Good luck Paula!

  68. Tamara Says:

    I have pinned this recipe & also signed up for the giveaway.
    I have followed on social media, dropping by from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party

  69. admin Says:

    Fantastic Tamara. Good luck!!!

  70. Phyllis Says:

    Oh how I would love to win the Vitamix

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