Neon Pink Smoothie “Juice”

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 2, 2012


When we moved earlier this year, we parted with a lot of household and personal items so we could fit into our new space. Parting with stuff also helped us stage the house – less clutter and personal items translates into a more “showable” house and we had a lot of positive feedback from prospective buyers.


In this case below, we actually had to add furniture and things. It was previously an empty entryway if some of you recall.


The best way to de-clutter is to do it in waves. Normally, I’d say “just rip the bandage off in one quick motion”, but with de-cluttering there really is a mental shift that has to occur over time. We’d go through each room 3-5 times over the span of a few months. Each time, it got a bit easier to get rid of things, and then a bit easier still. It was a freeing experience to finally get rid of things we didn’t even know were weighing us down. I was concerned that I would regret giving some things away, but 4 months later, those items haven’t entered my mind. I actually can’t even remember what we gave away!! I guess that’s a good sign that they weren’t necessities.

Well, I did think about one donation actually – my juicer! Even though my juicer was looking busted from plenty of use, I still debated whether I would regret giving it away. And I’ll admit, a few times this summer it has longingly crossed my mind. Then I remember my kitchen storage situation – and I’m thankful I don’t have to find a place to cram it.

The one thing I do not want to ever part with is my blender. I use my Vitamix without fail, sometimes multiple times a day if I’m testing certain recipes. They are costly machines, but when I factor in how much I use it, the quality, and the 7 year warranty, it’s worth it for me. I even use it in the colder months – it’s great for blending soups and sauces (think Butternut Squash mac and cheeze) and I still like to get my smoothie fix in the winter, bundled up in a sweater of course.


Recently, I heard about making juices with a Vitamix. You blend vegetables in the Vitamix and then strain the liquid through an old pair of tights, nut milk bag, or cheesecloth. This strains out the fibre from the juice, much like a traditional juicer would (Ange has a great tutorial here).

The one thing I never liked about juicing was all the leftover pulp. I would sometimes use it in soups or my vegetable garden compost, but there were many times when I couldn’t find a use for it. I like the idea of using a Vitamix to juice, but to be honest, I can’t see myself patient enough to strain the juice each time and then find a use for the pulp. I decided to just try it without straining to see if it was decent enough to enjoy.


Surprisingly, it was decent! And I got hooked on adding all kinds of veggies into the blender. My vegetable consumption has gone way up by adding one of these drinks in a day and I love that I’m still getting all the fibre. It’s hotly debated right now whether smoothies or juices are better for the body, but I think both have their place in a healthy diet.

I wouldn’t recommend this recipe without a heavy duty blender, but if you do attempt it, I suggest blending it on the highest setting for at least a couple minutes. Keep in mind that even with my Vitamix, the texture is still thick (the best way to describe the texture is “foamy”) – keep in mind we’re blending whole veggies and fruit. If your blender can’t get the vegetables smooth, I suggest straining it through a cheesecloth.

I’ve been making all kinds of veggie combos, but here is an easy one to get started with. It’s lightly sweetened with an apple and has a kick of grapefruit in there for a little zing. The bright pink colour is so gorgeous it’s hard to believe it’s all from 1/2 a tiny beet.


Neon Pink Smoothie Juice

I call this smoothie juice because it’s a cross between a smoothie and a veggie juice. The texture comes out thick and foamy, but you have the added benefits of the fibre in there to move the digestive track right along. These juices aren’t overly sweet or filling, so I enjoy them as an addition to a normal breakfast or simply as a refreshing drink on its own.

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Yield: 2.5 cups


  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small raw beet, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, cored & roughly chopped
  • Fresh Grapefruit juice, to taste (I used 6 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice) or other citrus to taste
  • 3-5 ice cubes


1. In a high-speed blender, add the cucumber and blend on low speed to break it up. Now add the beet and apple. Blend, starting on a lower speed, and gradually increase the speed. I used my Vitamix plunger stick a lot to push it down and stir it as it was coming together. If needed, add a bit of water.

2. Blend on highest speed for 1-2 minutes. Add in citrus juice to taste and about 4 ice cubes. Blend again until smooth.

3. Serve immediately.


I also make green/brown ones using various things like kale, cucumbers, avocado, celery, carrots, oranges, apples, etc. I add in some water if needed to get it going. Sometimes I also throw in a tablespoon of chia seeds for extra nutrition.

They don’t always taste amazing, but they sure are quick and make me feel great.

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Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

That color is amazing! I can’t wait to try this.


Dasha18 March 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

My food processor worked fine for these smoothies.


Chrissy August 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

Have you considered roasting the beet first? I wonder if that would make it a little more smooth. We have a lot of beets from our CSA and besides adding roasted beet puree to pizza dough, I’m looking for more ways to prepare them – this looks great!

I thought of your August challenge last night when there were two bats in my house, one circling me in bed at 2 a.m. I did not face that fear and stayed huddled under the sheets while the man of the house took care of the situation!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I don’t know if I could face bats either! hah. Hope it’s resolved now.
I can’t see why you couldnt cook the beet first!


Sara Jane August 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

Love my vitamix!! Making this when I get a chance!!


Lisa August 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

The blendtec actually has a “whole juice” button on it – it makes amazing juice using all the fruit, veggies and fiber! I’ll have to throw a beet in there next time to get that neon color!!


DessertForTwo August 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’ve been living on smoothie/juices this summer. I made one with watermelon this morning that was delicious. Thanks for the inspiration :)


LIndsay @ Fit with Farrar August 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Thank you for the info/additional link about using Vitamix as a juicer. My husband (the other half of Fit with Farrar) and myself makes smoothies daily, so it would get plenty of use from that alone, but it’s good to know we could experiment with juicing with it too!


Katie August 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

I LOVE decluttering! One thing my boyfriend and I decided not to have in our new place is a microwave. Surprisingly enough, in a year and a half, we’ve realized we only “thought we needed” it maybe 2 times. It’s pretty amazing what you actually need VS what you think you need when it comes down to it. :)

(Your house looked absolutely amazing! :) )


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

That’s a good point! We gave up our microwave when we moved earlier this year. The biggest thing I’ve missed is reheating leftovers, but heating on the stovetop or occasionally the oven is second nature now. I really don’t “miss” it though.


Tiffany @ eat clean work dirty August 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Have you noticed how much better left-overs taste, though? That’s the first thing I noticed after our microwave died and we decided not to get a new one. The only bummer is how long it takes to reheat on stove-top or in the oven…


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I have noticed the food isn’t as rubbery for sure, but I haven’t really thought about a taste difference!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I could never part with my Vtiamix either! I use it for everything – I think when I first got it I used it every meal for a week. :)

It does do the job for juicier drinks, though I don’t even bother to strain it. It gets everything so fine on its own! Greatest thing since sliced bread. :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Oh my goodness, I could do with one of these right about now!!! I love veggie juice (and decluttering too!!) and use my Vitamix daily as well. Initially I debated getting a juicer and hanging on to my older Cuisinart blender, which to be honest, still makes a good back-up in the event that I’d ever need it. But eventually I realized that the Vitamix pretty much does it all, so there’s no need to buy yet another gadget! I agree with you on the idea that decluttering should be done in waves. It’s like one day you can’t bear the thought of parting with something, but give it a few months and you still haven’t touched it… that’s a signal to me that it’s time for it to go!


Catalina @ Cake with Love August 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Love the color, and I love beets in my juice/smoothies! They add such a nice sweetness ane great nutrition too!


Mandiee August 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I love fresh juice, too, but I decided to get a Vita-Mix rather than a juicer because of its functionality. I’ve heard of using a cheesecloth to make juice with it, but I don’t have the patience either! Thank you so much for posting this recipe so I can finally get my juice on. I definitely love me some fiber, so the foamy texture is actually a plus for me (without being too sweet like a smoothie). I would absolutely love if you could post the recipe for your green “juices,” or at least post/comment what some combinations are that you’ve had luck with. I’ll be taking my Vita-Mix with me to college at the end of this month, so I’m looking forward to having an easy way to drink my fruits and veggies on the go without paying extreme prices for fresh juice at the nearby market.



Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hey Mandiee, Glad you enjoyed the post! I haven’t been taking note of my green juice recipes because I usually just throw anything I have sitting around in. I find an apple is a nice addition if you want it lightly sweetened. I usually do kale (1 leaf), cucumber (1/2 large english), 1 med. carrot, lemon (not too much), celery etc. I’ll post one if I come up with a great combo!


Kira S October 28, 2013 at 1:37 am

Hi! I have been positively HOOKED on your blog the past few days. Budding vegan/vegetarian here. You’re really inspiring me to get a food blog going since I’m down 70 lbs now (went UP for a dismal hiccup in my life and am back to highschool weight!) just from “diet” change. Frankly, I call it a lifestyle change because I believe what we call diets just go nowhere and make food the enemy! So glad to see someone else agrees!

Anyhoo, I have a Ninja Kitchen Pro blender and don’t know how I lived without it! They run as low as $60 and it does an amazing job pulverizing fruits and veggies for juices/smoothies. It was a leap of faith, but for my first green smoothie I panicked and threw half my kitchen in. Bit it turned out great! Even my veggie skeptic roommates like it. So I call it “The Kitchen Sink Smoothie”:

1 Cucumber
3 leaves kale
1 apple (Honeycrisp gives the perfect taste and consistency, but Fuji or Gala would work)
Handful of Grapes
1 Kiwi (this has been my skeleton key to green monster smoothies. It gives the sour and sweet and consistency just goes perfectly with what may otherwise feel like extra vegetable pulp)
2 tsp flax meal or chia seeds (the crunch of it is hidden by the kiwi!)
(Optional 1 carrot and/or 1 Banana. Surprisingly you can do both and extra plus is it’s as filling as a meal!)

Give it a whirl and you’ll feel like you had a filling salad!

PS – GREAT way to keep kale for smoothie purposes – blend it up with just water, pour it in ice cube trays, and when it freezes you can dump them in a plastic bag to store in the freezer and throw usually 2-4 “Kale Cubes” in (depending on how strong you want it) and it adds extra fluid and frothy consistency from the melting ice.

I look forward to seeing you in this cyberspere again soon. Hopefully with my own blog!



Angela (Oh She Glows) October 28, 2013 at 8:43 am

Hey Kira, Thank you for your kind words!
I love your smoothie tips – thanks for sharing :)


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Decluttering is something everyone should do. We live in a small house on purpose because if I had a big one, I’d fill it! This way, we’re forced to chuck out the old to make room for the new.

The smoothie looks wonderful! Such a gorgeous color. Is it weird I suddenly want to look for linen napkins in that color for Fall?


Carla Ioshiura August 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Hi Angela!!! I have been following your blog for some months now but it is the first time I leave a comment! I love EVERYTHING in your posts! The recipes are always delicious, at least all the recipes I have tried were! And believe me, I have tried A LOT of your recipes!!!!

I also LOVE your posts because you are always so natural, so lovely! And the new layout of the blog is GREAT!!!

Thank you for making my days (and my meals!) better!!!

ps>> right now I’m enjoying a delicious bowl of your Carrot, Ginger and Apple soup! OMG! This one is fabulous!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Carla, that means so much to me! Thank you for letting me know.


Jasmin August 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Oh geez I love that soup! I had it all the time for lunch at school last winter!


Elizabeth August 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

If you don’t have a super-powered blender (I have a nice cuisinart), grating veggies, instead of chopping, before blending works quite well.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Really? Great tip!!


Christa @ Edible Balance August 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

‘They don’t always taste amazing, but they sure are quick and make me feel great.’ <—Amen sister… couldn't have said it better!!

I juice every single morning, and honestly it's given me the energy and buzz I need to start the day, no caffeine required for this girl!! I have yet to juice in my Vitamix, as I have a Hurom juicer as well, but I agree with your comment on the pulp. Gena (Choosing Raw) has a fabulous recipe for raw almond/juice pulp bread that I've made a few times, but I'm not always able to spend time doing that after juicing because I'm already late for work ;)

Will have to try this gorgeous smoothie juice of your soon!


Y.S. August 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

One use of the leftover pulp is making flax seed crackers out of them. I loved them at a local vegan restaurant and was excited to find the recipe in their cookbook. It calls for a dehydrator but I’ve read that you can use the oven at a low temperature for a long period. Being as I have to think about utility bills, I haven’t made them yet.


Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I make juice in my Vitamix several times a week. It is such a pain to clean juicers, and the Vitamix cleans up in just a minutes or two.


Courtney August 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I have a Blendtec and it does a great job with the veggies too! I like to use carrots and zucchini in my smoothies/juices. If you freeze chunks of zucchini, you can use it like you would ice cubes or frozen fruits. It’s a great way to use up some of your harvest if you have an abundance of zucchini at the end of season. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I was just wondering about zucchini today and wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I’ll have to try a few chunks in there.


Courtney August 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’ve used it quite a bit and I don’t taste/feel a difference. I have also used yellow squash with the same results.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

good to know!


[email protected] August 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

the color alone makes me happy! de-cluttering is so therapeutic for me & i, like you, rarely ever miss what i’ve thrown/donated. having less stuff makes for a more simple life in my opinion. never thought to use the blender to make juices. i actually would like to try the straining method, as i’m not a fan of pulling out the juicer often.


Averie @ Averie Cooks August 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

my juicer has not been used since 2009 or 10 and it was really expensive and I bought it thinking somehow i needed it or it was going to be as amazing as my vita. wrong. I have hardly used it and like you, use my Vita The ease of cleanup, what it can do, I will never part with it!

Glad you were able to donate/declutter/purge your stash and you don’t even miss the stuff!


Bonnie August 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I love that first photo, the juice looks beautiful against the dark wood! The recipe sounds so healthy and refreshing, I’d really like to try it but I fear my immersion blender wouldn’t be up to the task. I’ve tried making apple and carrot juice like this before but it remained chunky and not good at all. But I’ll give it another try!


Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) August 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I love my juicer but I only have time to use it on weekends. I make pulp muffins with my leftover pulp and I’m totally addicted. I’m hoping to post a recipe at some point.


Tiffany @ eat clean work dirty August 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Ah! Another reason I NEED a Vitamix! I have a cheap blender, but that’s all I can afford right now… :(


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Maybe they will send you one to review? :)


Willow August 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Beautiful color! I don’t have a vitamix, but my old LeQuip blender is right up there in power… I’ve never tried throwing whole veggies into it, though – I’ll have to give it a try! I’ve often longed for a juicer, but have the same space problem and wouldn’t know where to put it half the time… it would probably end up living on my counter, getting in my way. Oh, wait, that’s what all my other appliances are doing… :P


Christine (The Brighter Side of Life) August 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Yum, that looks amazing! We love juicing. Don’t have a Vitamix (yet!!), but we have a juicer and we throw in what we have around. Our staples are: kale and/or spinach, carrots, a lemon, a couple of apples, then some of what we’ve got on hand: part of a beet, red cabbage (this is pretty new for me), parsley, cucumber, an orange, etc. To date, I still haven’t used the pulp, though I’ve heard it’s great in pasta sauce, salsa, muffins, etc. Maybe someday…


Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life August 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

What a great “unofficial” Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday recipe :) I too feel bad sometimes wasting all the pulp when juicing. But what I love about the juice only versions is how thin and smooth they are. I’m not a big fan of any foaminess. I am dying for a Vitamix though. And you’re making it sound totally worth the $$!! Now if I can just sell the idea to my hubby :)


[email protected] August 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

What a beautiful smoothie! I made a beet smoothie a few weeks ago and it was a little strong for my taste…..maybe I added a bit too much beet. I sooooo would like to have a vitamix. I should consider putting it on my Christmas list. ;)


Colleen August 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I just ordered a reconditioned Vitamix (you can order them from the company, cheapest option), and I am so excited! Our food processor died, and I realized that 80% of what I use it for could work in a Vitamix, and needs a strong motor, so we are going to try to simplify to just that plus knives and mandoline for now, and eliminate our old blender also. If it turns out down the road that we can’t live without a food processor, I can pick up a yard sale one and not worry about killing the motor on the tougher stuff like nut butters.


luv what you do August 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Awesome recipe! I just got my first juicer…it is a hand-me-down and I can’t wait to give it a try. A hot pink smoothie seems to be the way to go!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} August 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The color is amazing!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm

So healthy! This is such a great treat!


Anna August 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I need a better blender! I just cannot quite make a good drink with mine. Good for most things — but not that! I do it anyway, but they’re never quite as smooth as I wish they were!

I like that you acknowledge that they don’t always taste great. I feel like a lot of bloggers rave about the taste of drinks like this — and I just don’t always love mine. I was thinking it was me — but I’m glad you seem to be on the same page. They make me feel so great that I don’t really care either way, though!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

hah I’ve definitely made some bad ones, but like you, drink them anyways because I know how great I feel and don’t want to waste. I will pretty much drink anything when it comes down to it. I’ve been known to mix wheatgrass powder and maca powder in water and drink it straight (not good!)


Erin August 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I hope you will include some of these recipes in your cookbook! They look sooo healing :)


Tegan K. August 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I use my vitamix for the doing the samething. What I have found is that if you add 2 cups of water to your mixture it turns out really well! Also if it seems a little green a banana will always do the trick. I would never thought I would say this but my husband loves his green juice smoothies! I think our favorite so far was banana, mango grape and kale :)


Antonia August 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hi Angela!

That smoothie juice looks awesome!

I’m currently researching purchasing a vitamix or a blendtec. Just wondering if you had tried the blendtec or had any recommendations?



Kristy H August 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

That pink is looks stunning, I wish I was having one of those for breakfast. Not sure if my blender could handle it but we will soon find out.


Maria August 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

My husband and I just watched a documentary on juicing and thought about buying one, but like you, our kitchen just doesn’t have the bandwidth.

Luckily, I have a Vitamix. Can’t wait to try this combination, especially since I just read about how Olympic athletes are drinking beet juice for a natural performance boost.


Dani August 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I love adding beets for the colour. Its so satisfying to have a gorgeous coloured drink with no horrible additives in it….all natural! Well done with your de-cluttering also. I have moved internationally twice and it was so hard to part with things. There were tears on my first voyage! After you rid yourself of all that junk you don’t need it is soooo liberating. Oh and also an excuse to but shiny new kitchen gadgets!


Ellen Clifford August 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I love how all natural ingredients can create the most unreal colors in things! I’m jealous of the vitamix, I love my immersion blender like nothin else but it doesn’t handle ice…


Living, Learning, Eating August 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I tend to loathe beets, but that smoothie is such a pretty color that I really want one anyway! Love your new blog design, by the way :)


Britt @Better Living XoXo August 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Mmmmm….I love smoothies! And this definitely looks like one delicious smoothie!


Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love the color of this juice! I have a Vitamix, but I’ve never used it to make juice. I’ll have to try it. :) And I agree, I used to think that Vitamix machines were overpriced and overrated…until I got one. Now I think that t was worth every penny!


Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife August 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I love beets! Can’t wait to try this juice :)


Wynne August 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I’ve just started juicing in the blender, too. I got a Blendtec (on your recommendation) and two turns on the “whole juice” cycle smooths out even kale and broccoli stems for drinking unfiltered. I can’t wait to try this beautiful recipe–beets + grapefruit? Wow.


[email protected] August 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Angela….I just add extra water to the Vitamix to make whatever is in there more like a juice (as opposed to a smoothie). I would NEVER bother with a cheesecloth or old tights. When you combine fruit and veggies in the Vitamix, it tastes great no matter what the consistency. I agree with you that there is a rightful place for both juices and smoothies with fiber. It’s all good!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Good point about just adding more water!


Jessica August 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Beautiful photos! I absolutely love it when you blog about de-cluttering, it always inspires me to clean out my apartment and get rid of unused items that are taking up space. I wish I had a Vita-mixer, but until them I’ll day-dream about one and drink my fruit/veggie smoothies from my Magic Bullet. :)


Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) August 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I am all for de-cluttering, it’s kinda one of my mottos, so I was excited to read about your experience, too! I just wanted to make a comment about making juice in a high-speed blender and that is that I have heard that it is not ideal because the heat from the blades can damage the enzymes in the juice. They make vertical, space-saving juicers now in case you have a little bit of extra counter space. Just sayin’. Christmas present? :)


[email protected] High Knoll Homestead August 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Thanks so much for posting this VitaMix recipe. I recently bought one and am just starting to tap the potential. Hope you post more recipes for the VitaMix!


Peta August 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hoping for some advice. Strongly considering a vitamix but am hesitating regarding how much I will use it vs cost. I don’t drink smoothies or juices much at all. I’m mostly attracted to it for the soups, batters, ice-creams, scrambed eggs and grinding options. Do you know if there are limitations on what it can grind? Do you reckon it could grind quinoa to make quinoa flour? Is it really useful for chopping ingredients eg onions and carrots for use in non-blended recipes?

I have a blender but don’t use it much cos the results are disappointing (possibly cos I’m scared of overheating it) and it’s horrible to clean. Is the vitamix really as easy to clean as they say?

Finally I’m scared that I’ll find it difficult to know what settings to use if I am making up my own recipe. I don’t want to be stuck limited to just the recipes published online or sight variations. Do you think that is a valid concern with the vitamix?

Sorry to bombard you with this but I’m really hopeful you can help me :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hey Peta,
I would suggest getting a trial offer. I think my sister bought one from Costco when they came to town (they do Vitamix tours) and there is a certain amount of time that you can try it out. If you dont use it, you can take it back. Worth looking into, especially if you are uncertain. I don’t want to sway you one way or another because it’s a big purchase.
As for settings, the Vitamix only has one on/off switch, speed dial, and a turbo switch, if I remember correctly. Its very simple to use.


Peta August 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

Thanks Angela. Sadly I am in Australia so I won’t have access to any trial offers. Luckily for me though there are plenty of blogs and communities that discuss the vitamix so hopefully I can collect a good range of opinions to help with my decision.

Have a great day


Emma McCulloch August 3, 2012 at 3:21 am

What else could work for colour? Can’t have beets, they turn me into a gas powered ‘Billy-No-Mates’ within 30 mins of eating them! Eeek!

Maybe really, really ripe plums might work….. <3


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

hmm..strawberries, raspberries, or red pepper?
I dont think anything can mimic the intensity of beets, but they might give you a nice colour anyways!


Duck August 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

The colour is so vibrant! I’m sure my lips and teeth would look fabulous after a glass of that…


Natalcho @ Tomatoes Rock August 3, 2012 at 6:20 am

When I first got my Vitamix I just put a lot of carrots in and started blending. Obviously the mixture was very dense so I just kept adding water and ended up with a brithly orange carrot “juice” – I loved it!

Since getting the Vita I really don’t throw any veggies/fruits anymore – I just put everything in and mix with a bit of water. No waste!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

I love that your smoothie juice still has all the fibre in it! It seems like such a shame to throw out all the nutritious pulp when juicing!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit August 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

Smoothie juice, what a fun name! I usually just call it whole food juice, but that’s not nearly as creative.

It’s so challenging to stage a home, de-clutter your life, and choose the pieces that you want to take with you. I know all too well what you’re talking about. In the end though, as long as we’re with the ones we love, the rest will just fall into place!


Suz @ avocadoandbasil August 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

Love the colour! Just wish I had a blender powerful enough to cope with beetroot. Love the new blog layout too!


Lauren August 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

I love your kitchen! I think I painted my kitchen a similar color, strangely enough, but, alas, I do not have your beautiful cabinets and countertops. You pretty much have my dream house! I’m unable to be in a house with carpet, due to allergies, so the wood/tile combination is what we hope to install in out next home. Beautiful!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thank you Lauren. Sadly, that was my old kitchen in the house that we sold earlier in the year! I wish I had it back…but onward and upward! heh


Rachel August 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

WOW! That color is amazing! I’ve never tried anything other than spinach and kale in my smoothies lol


Heather August 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love your home! It is so lovely! I had to part ways with my precious Breville Juicer last year because I had to sell it for some quick cash, and totally regretted it, until I started using my blender to make juice. Now, I do it every morning with my blender, plus, I don’t even use a cheesecloth! I used brand new cloth rags that I bought, and simply lay one over a glass and create a well with the cloth inside the top of the glass, pour in the juice of whatever I blended, and the pulp stays in the cloth while the juice soaks through into the cup. Then, I gather up the edges of the cloth, and just squeeze like a nutmilk bag to strain out the rest of the liquid. I throw away the pulp and have juice, and no mess to clean up. I always hated cleaning all the parts to my juicer. Now, I just have to worry about wringing the cloth rag out, and it’s actually quicker than cleaning the juicer. I’d love to have another juicer someday, but for now, I love this quick and easy method!:)


Bek @ Crave August 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I want a vita-mix! So exxy- hmm one day :)


Melissa August 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

After over 2 years of longing for a Vitamix to call my own, I finally ordered one last night! Can’t wait for it to get here so I try this recipe for myself!


Sherlock August 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Wow! Gorgeous home!


Tanya August 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

We just moved too….bought our very first house! The kitchen is very nice and new, but not a ton of storage space. Still, I couldn’t part with my juicer or any of my other big appliances. I have my Vitamix on the counter because I also use it the most. This “juice” looks great…I’ve been contemplating taking the juicer out of its box, since I got some beets at the farmer’s market. But…perhaps I’ll make it this way instead :)


Laura August 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I’m running my first ‘smoothie’ bar this weekend and wasn’t quite sure about adding beets to the menu…after seeing that gorgeous colour I think it’s now a must!

@Antonia if you read this…. I have a Blendtec and I absolutely love it! It’s a little bit louder than I would like but it blends up pretty much anything you can think of perfectly. I’ve never tried the Vitamix so I can’t compare but I think you’ll be happy with either one. And don’t shy away from the refurbs- mine was one and it’s lasted forever!


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

What a gorgeous juice! :)


allison August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

made this today. oh my goodness :-) roasted the beats first to be kind to my inexpensive knock off majic bullet. this is so good. i was skeptical but that red grapefruit juice is soooo good in there :-)


Susan August 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Oh my goodness, the Neon Smoothie is so good. I used a granny smith apple so mine may be more tart but wow! I love it. I think I’ll make more and freeze it into pops. Yum! Thanks for a great recipe! PS: love your website!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

So glad you like it!! Ive been rocking the beet smoothies allllll month.


Dalia August 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

This drink is amazing! So good! I’ll make it many more times and I think, with that awesome color, my girls will drink it. I love beets and never tried ingesting one raw but it still had the flavor that I love and I felt so much better having it raw.


Natalia January 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I loved this smoothie! I never thought of using beets, plus I never had them before. But now that I have tried them, I love them! Almost taste like baby corn to me.
My smoothie wasn’t as neon pink as yours but it was close and it was a very refreshing part of my breakfast with left over grapefruit. The only thing I altered was adding some stevia because I am a weakling when it comes to unsweetened smoothies :(
Thank you for your ideas!


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Timothy June 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Great recipes! Beautiful colors! I made a vegan peach fruit smoothie that came out a bubble gum color! Check it out.


Kelly Caiazzo November 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm

You’ve got me hooked on beet smoothies! I made this and loved it, and then started making your other pink beet smoothie that has the celery in it, and adore both. They taste earthy and cleansing in the most refreshingly delicious way. I feel like I’m getting healthier just by drinking them! Thanks for the beet inspiration!


Jewel Chen December 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

Good Day, Merry Christmas!

I read the FAQs. But i would like to double check. I would like to have a facebook posting to share to my readers Neon Pink Smoothie Juice. Would totally be crediting the post with your blog link. Guess that is correct, right? (:



Lata January 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

I like your recipe and recommend eating greens,and drinking fruits and vegetable juice.


Sarah January 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Not a fan :(. My husband bought the ingredients for this shake when he wanted to make the other pink smoothie recipe from this site. We realized the error before we started to make it but thought we’d give it a go anyways…. My kids cried when they tried it. My husband and I drank it but didn’t enjoy it.


Susan McGee March 5, 2016 at 4:48 am

These juice recipes sounds amazing! Excited to give these very tasty sounding juices a try! Yum!! Thank you very much for sharing juice’s very helpful for any juice lover people.


Angela Liddon March 10, 2016 at 9:25 am

Hi Susan, you’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy the recipes when you give them a try. :)


Zoey April 12, 2016 at 4:49 am

The neon pink smoothie is gorgeous :) I don’t have a blender yet, but this is one of the smoothie recipes that I’d like to try out once I get my hand on to a Vitamix blender :) Thanks for sharing your recipe :)


Sarah August 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Ohh, I think it’s very enticing. Although I have come across people that make smoothie using beetroot, myself have never tried it before. After reading your blog, I think I am finally going to give this a try. I bought juicer here so now I can try to make this juice. Also I’ve add to my cookbook.
Thank you!


Anna Kimbel December 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

The color of this juice is amazing, I don’t know how you did it but thats fantastic..

I understand how you feel about not being able to part way with your juicer.. I would never part way with it :D


Nicholas February 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Love the color! Can’t wait to taste this juice :)


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