Recipes and Cooking Virgin Mary Smoothies with a Twist 2.0 (2) Add your rating & review Looks like a bloody mary, tastes like a bloody mary... but it's actually an incredibly low-calorie smoothie! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 17, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 52 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 5 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup thinly sliced carrots ½ cup thinly sliced celery 1 ½ cup water 3 cup red cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional) ¼ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce 1 cup ice cubes Celery sticks (optional) Directions In a small saucepan combine carrots, sliced celery, and 3/4 cup of the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 12 minutes or until carrots and celery are very tender. Transfer to a small bowl (do not drain). Set bowl with carrot mixture in a slightly larger bowl with ice water. Let stand 30 minutes to chill, stirring occasionally. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender. Add the remaining 3/4 cup water and the next four ingredients (through hot sauce). Cover and blend until very smooth, stopping and scraping sides of blender as needed. Add ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth (blender will be full). Pour into tall glasses. If desired, garnish with celery sticks. To Make Ahead Prepare smoothies as directed. Transfer to an airtight freezer container. Cover and chill up to 3 days or freeze up to 6 months. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator. Stir before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 41 Calories 9g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 41 % Daily Value * Sodium 43mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 5g Protein 2g Vitamin C 23mg 115% Calcium 32mg 2% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 461mg 10% Folate, total 31.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.