I actually get requests for this smoothie for people I’ve made it for! It’s that good. Not only is it tasty for a green smoothie, but it makes your skin glow. It really does! .
1/2 c green grapes (1/4 pound)
1/2 Granny Smith apple
1 c pineapple (frozen or fresh)
2 c lettuce (less if cucumber is large)
1 c kale
1.5-1.75 c ice (adjust)
Take out all seeds from lemon (and orange, if any). Cut the large ingredients down to a manageable size (i.e. the 1/2 cucumber into three pieces, the orange in half).
Put in fruits with liquid first (grapes, orange, lemon, cucumber), then leafy greens, then frozen.
Start on Level 1. Use tamper, if necessary.
Increase to Level 8. Keep on Level 8 for 45 seconds to a minute.
This will serve 2-3.
I like to kiss the 1/2 apple and 1/2 lemon together before I put them in a plastic bag for the next smoothie. This keeps the apple fresh.
The lettuce heads from Costco work great for this recipe. I also get a big bag of frozen pineapple from Costco.
I use the mnemonic GLOOCA when shopping for my ingredients: grapes, lemon, orange, orange, cucumber, apple. I always have frozen kale and pineapple at home (and lettuce in the fridge).
Here’s my exact shopping list to make two batches (when I have frozen kale/pineapple at home):
1/2 lb green grapes (you can freeze these)
1 green apple
If it is too bitter, dial back the lettuce, cucumber, or kale. If it is too sweet, dial back the orange.
To thin out a smoothie, add water or let sit at room temperature before serving to melt to the right consistency.
To thicken a smoothie, add more ice or other frozen veg.
The perfect smoothie will pour easily because it has a good amount of liquid. Do not put too little ice, however, because green smoothies taste the best when ice cold.