Virgin Mary Smoothies with a Twist

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Looks like a bloody mary, tastes like a bloody mary... but it's actually an incredibly low-calorie smoothie!

Virgin Mary Smoothies with a Twist
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
5 cups

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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