So, how about that? An "ice cream" with spinach and avocado? That's what I said...and then I had some. As a FYI - This recipe is what sold it for me for the Vitamix. I knew it was a great machine, but I had no idea what it could do. And, no, I do not work for Vitamix, I'm just a fan. And, I'll tell you why...
About 6 months ago I started drinking the Dr. Oz Green Drink. While his smoothie was pretty good, my blender wasn't doing such a great job of blending the drink. As a result, I was chewing my smoothie a bit. I knew of the Vitamix, and heard great things about the Vitamix, but I didn't want to spend the money. Then, as luck would have it, there was a Vitamix roadshow at Costco. I hemmed and hawed, and then PJ made an "ice cream" recipe... and then I was sold. Note, this is not my recipe, but one that I'm glad I memorized!
Again, if you do not have a high power mixer, you can give this a go as a great smoothie!
In your blender, combine in the order listed below:
1/2 c. apple juice
1 c. green grapes
1 c. spinach
1/8 cup honey (or sugar)
3-4 cups ice
If using a Vitamix, start on Setting 1and variable low. Turn on the machine, turn up to setting 10 and variable high. Use the damper as needed. Mix until the 4 pockets forms on top of the mixture. Serve immediately.