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Sailor Man Smoothie

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When we got our Vitamix from my husband’s parents, they told us the first thing we should make is a Sailor Man Smoothie…it was their favorite. So, the day we took the Vitamix out of the box we went straight to the grocery store to pick up the necessary ingredients. The Sailor Man Smoothie was not only the first thing we made in our Vitamix, but it was also our first green smoothie!

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The original recipe for the Sailor Man Smoothie can be found in the Whole Food Recipes cookbook. I’ve tweaked the recipe a little, but mainly to make use of what we had in our fridge.

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Green smoothies may seem scary, but look at the tropical flavors that are under that vibrant green color! Although the Sailor Man is very much a summertime smoothie, I like in the winter too so you can imagine laying on a warm beach somewhere as you drink it down.

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If you don’t have a Vitamix, I wouldn’t worry too much. You’re average blender should be able to mix this smoothie up with no problem.

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Sailor Man Smoothie

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: n/a

Serves: 2

  • 10 large, green grapes
  • 1/2 apple, deseeded
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/4C vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2C pineapple
  • 2C greens
  • 1C ice
  1. Add all ingredients into blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Question: Do you drink green smoothies? Do you follow recipes or wing-it, and use whatever’s in the fridge?

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Mango Paradise Smoothie

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I recently made a delicious new smoothie combo that has really got me in the mood for summer…your turn Mother Nature, we’re all waiting. Despite the temperature outside, you can imagine you’re sitting on a tropical island as you drink this Mango Paradise Smoothie.

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Because most of the ingredients are super juicy, there’s not much that goes into this smoothie:

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I don’t often buy mangos, and truthfully I didn’t buy this one. I came home from parents house with it recently, after cleaning out the produce they had in their fridge before they went out of town…score! Anyways, mangos are daunting to me, they’re big, clunky and have an odd-shaped pit. I still couldn’t give you nicely diced mango, but I can show you how to get the fruit out for this smoothie. Basically, it helps to keep the mango on its end when you are peeling (with a paring knife) and cutting the fruit off.

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Next, give it all whirl in your trusty Vitamix and you’re good to go!

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Mango Paradise Smoothie

Prep time: 5min

Cook time: n/a

Serves: 2

  • 1 mango, peeled & fruit cut away from pit
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 10 large, green grapes
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1C ice
  1. Place all ingredients into blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Question: Are there food items you shy away from because you aren’t comfortable prepping them?