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Black Label Green Smoothie

by jenny sansouci on January 29, 2014

Warning: stop reading now if you don’t want to be introduced to something so good it should be illegal.

As part of my Vitamix giveaway (it’s almost over!!) I’ve been creating a week’s worth of green smoothies. This is my 7th one!

NOTE: This is more of a green “milk” consistency than a smoothie. But that’s really irrelevant.

There’s something incredibly absurd – completely unreasonable, even – about how good this is. It’s absolute magic. I’m not exaggerating. Once you make it you’ll understand.

If it were a song, it would be this song.

First off, I should give Juice Press some serious props because they’re the ones who came up with the base for this recipe.

In October when I did the Whole30, I picked up one of these Black Label drinks from Juice Press, knowing full well I pushing it as far as Sex With Your Pants On food goes. When I took a sip, my first thought was “this isn’t legal.” I was walking in the East Village at night and I looked around, paranoid, wondering if I was about to get arrested.

Luckily, I didn’t get arrested….so that’s nice. Now I’m here to share this recipe with you.

The Black Label drink from Juice Press:

So that’s what I had to go on. First, I decided to create the Black Label:

It came out ridiculous, and I knew it was time to pump it up and make it green. I added spinach, and it became….a totally badass green drink. It makes bad look so good!!

 

Interested? If you dare, come a little closer....

This recipe is for courageous warriors of magical alchemy only.
Serves 2.

  • 2 cups coconut water (NOT some BS coconut water like Vita Coco or Zico. I’m talking coconut water that actually tastes good and has a sweetness to it. I like Harmless Harvest, but there are plenty of other good ones out there like Taste Nirvana, Blue Monkey, and Amy & Brian’s).
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds (soaked overnight)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Blend in Vitamix.

Drink it out of a wine or champagne glass, because that’s obviously what unreasonable people would do.

Now go ahead. TELL ME THIS ISN’T THE BEST THING YOU’VE EVER TASTED. It’s utterly unmessablewith.

Couple days left to enter my Vitamix contest. Picking the winner on Feb 1st!

Let’s go with this freak show, it’s outrageous.




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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathleen January 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Totally making this in the next coming days! Sounds so amazing

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Stephanie Kirylych January 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Is it wrong that I want to leave work early to rush home and make this?! (And to submit my Vitamix entry.)

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jenny sansouci January 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm

If that’s wrong, I don’t ever want to be right. 😉

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Michelle Andres January 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Im making this for breakfast tommorrow!

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jenny sansouci January 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm

yay! enjoy.

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Christina Raines January 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

that mason jar!!! all my green drinks to in the same kind of mason jar! I love it!

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Rachel January 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm

HAD to make this as soon as I read this post and it is everything Jenny says! Perfect post workout or post yoga/run refresher! Love!

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jenny sansouci January 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm

NICE!! Thank you for confirming the ecstasy that is this creation! :)

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mara vitols January 30, 2014 at 11:06 am

Wow! Drinking it for breakfast right now … soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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Harmless Harvest January 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Sounds incredible!

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jenny sansouci January 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Harmless Harvest…HI. YOU’RE incredible. :)

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Alisha Lewis February 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

I am so going to try this as it looks and sounds delicious.

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Taylor Galen February 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

Even my anti-coconut husband loved it! Great recipe!

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jenny sansouci February 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

Nice! Go anti-coconut hubs!!!

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Eliza February 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

I made this with homemade coconut milk (also made in the Vitamix) because I didn’t have almonds or coconut water. O-M-G it’s spectacular. Can’t wait to try the full recipe!

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Angie February 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

Jenny-
This is a good one. Rick loves it, too. Thanks!

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Alyssa February 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

This was beyond! Can’t wait to make it for my bf. Also was LOL’ing when you said ‘not some BS coconut water…’ so true!
Thanks for the recipe.

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Caroline March 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

Soooo gooood! Having for breakfast right now!

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