A reader, Elle, sent in this recipe for us to try. I have never used bell peppers in a smoothie before and I was curious to try this one. I gathered my ingredients and was pleasantly surprised at this brilliantly colored, orange-red smoothie! It was delicious and sweet.
Sunrise Surprise Smoothie Recipe
- 2 handfuls of red grapes
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 apple, cored
- 4 ounces of filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy. I could probably have used a little less than 4 ounces. These are water-rich fruits so you will not need as much water as you usually would use for a green smoothie.
This smoothie is quick and easy to make because it is so simple. After I drank a glass as is, I added a large bunch of raw baby spinach and made it a green smoothie, which tasted just fine.
(Nutrition information is for 1 cup grapes)
Calcium: 3% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 131% RDA
Vitamin C: 196% RDA
Serving Size: One.
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