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sunny Italian smoothie

Sunny Italian Smoothie

Lisa Kamolnick
Bursting with tomatoes, lemon and Italian seasonings, let Sunny Italian Smoothie bring some warmth and sunshine into your day.
Prep Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 6 cups

Equipment

  • Vitamix with soup setting (optional) or other blender

Ingredients
  

  • 29 oz. flavored diced tomatoes basil, oregano and garlic (2 14.5 oz. cans)
  • 2 C vegetable stock
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • ¼ C lemon juice one large lemon

Instructions
 

  • Juice lemon.

Using Vitamix with Soup setting

  • Combine all ingredients in blender.
  • Select Soup Setting and blend until smooth and heated through.
    sunny Italian smoothie

Using Stovetop/Blender

  • Combine ingredients in sauce pan and heat on medium until warmed through.
  • Remove to blender and blend until smooth.
    sunny Italian smoothie

Notes

Serving Suggestions
Pour in a soup mug or thermal cup for a warm smoothie, or serve as a soup. Great snack, too! This smoothie also works chilled right out of the refrigerator.
Tips
  • Substitute for canned diced tomatoes: dice equivalent quantity of fresh tomatoes; add 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp basil and a dash of sea salt.
  • For VITAMIX users:  The blender will put a lot of air into the beverage, simply skim off foam into container before serving.
  • Store in refrigerator. Best in pour-friendly containers, such as canning jars.  
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