Tony’s new Vita-Mix blender came today replacing his 5-year old one. As a result, I had to make the first item in the ‘Getting Started’ booklet. It was the following Garden Fresh Cocktail:
One cup fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup carrots
1 sprig parsley
1/4 cup bell pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
Dash salt (optional)
1 cup ice cubes.
The Vita-Mix blender took this combo and pulverized it in a minute into a delicious hot weather drink that aptly lived up to its name. In addition it got a fresh tomato and 1/4 bell pepper into me. That is no easy trick as I don’t normally eat them. Another fine feature of this machine is that it not only extracts the juice from fruits and veggies, but is combines them with the skin so there is minimal clean up and you, the consumer, get the full benefit of the whole foods and fiber.
The 20 ounce Cocktail has the following nutrients:
50 calories, No fat or cholesterol, 31 mg of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrate 3.5 grams fiber and 2.5 grams of protein.
Other Vita Mix recipe posts include:
How to Vita Mix a Low Cal Copy of the Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine,
Vita Mix – Drinking a Watermelon
Vita Mix – Hot Chicken Soup
Vita Mix – Another Green Smoothie
A St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie – Vita-Mix
Vita-Mix – Cold Peach Summer Smoothie
Vita-Mix – Cold Green Soup
Vita-Mix – Green Smoothies
Vita-Mix – Watermelon Sorbet Recipe
4 responses to “Vita-Mix – Garden Fresh Cocktail Smoothie”
Nice post – are you guys still using your Vitamix? I’ve only had mine for two months, but use it about three times a day.
HI, Joe –
Thanks for your note. I use my Vitamix every day for a morning smoothie. There are also other ways. Check out the Vita-mix tag for more.
Enjoy your new toy!
I just had the Garden Fresh Cocktail, it was excellent! I can’t wait to get a bit braver an try some thing else here soon.
Thanks very much for the positive feedback. So glad you liked it. I use my Vita-Mix machine every day.