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Mitzi’s Interns Share Their Fave Secret Smoothie Recipes!
by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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Once the warm weather hits, all I crave is icy cold, delicious treats.  What better way to curb these cravings than to whip out my beloved Vitamix and fill it to the brim with all of my favorite fresh ingredients!  And no I’m not talking about chocolate milkshakes here, but decadently healthy, thick, and creamy smoothies!

So with Spring Fever officially in the air, I asked my creative culinary team of virtual interns to share some of their favorites smoothie recipes!  With diverse ingredients ranging from spinach to flax to avocado to oats, I can’t wait to add these new recipes to my smoothie repertoire!

Rachel’s Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

pomegranate berry smoothie


½ cup pomegranate juice

½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt

1 cup frozen mixed berries

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend to desired consistency.

Kristen’s Green(–a) Pina Colada Smoothie

green pina colada


1 scoop Pina Colada Whey Protein Powder

2 cups spinach

1 cup skim milk

6 raw almonds

1 small banana (frozen)

Optional: Pineapple or other fruit slices on top

~ 10 Ice Cubes

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend to desired consistency.  Pour into pina colada glass and add toppings!

Kaylee’s Raspberry- Avocado Smoothie



1 avocado
1 1/2 cups real fruit juice (I like orange, grape, raspberry)
1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend to desired consistency.

Kaylee says: “This is really creamy because of the avocado and has healthy monounsaturated fat!”

Megan’s Supercharged Strawberry & Spinach Smoothie

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1 cup skim milk

1 frozen banana

2 large handfuls (1 1/2 cups?) fresh baby spinach

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1/4 cup rolled oats

Directions: Combine first 4 ingredients in blender.  Blend to desired consistency.  Add flaxseed and oats, pulse a couple of times until well incorporated.

Megan says: “Adding the oats gives it a nice thick & chewy texture, and helps it ‘stick to your ribs’ for fullness!”

Monica’s Peaches n’ Green  Smoothie



2 cups spinach

Frozen peaches

1 small banana

1 cup vanilla soymilk

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend to desired consistency.

Pam’s Mango Lassi



1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste

Directions: Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Makes about 2 cups.

Rob’s Rockin’ Blueberry  Smoothie



1/2 cup frozen blueberries (unthawed)

1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup 1% skim or 1% milk

2 tablespoons honey

2-3 ice cubes (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth or to desired consistency then serve in glasses.


I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes to try, so tell me:  What are YOUR favorite smoothie recipes? Do any of you use the Vitamix at home? The Vitamix has truly changed my life. You don’t have any waste and it is such a high-powered blender that you can throw a lot of fruits in after washing. I love it so much and had many clients who wanted to purchase that I became an affiliate and if you decide you want a Vitamix just click here to check it out on the website and you will receive FREE Shipping. Can’t wait to hear how all my Vitamix lovers enjoy using this whole food machine of wonder. I made some whole food energy bars last week with it, too!

Assistance provided by Kristen Carlucci

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