Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers

Fellow veggie haters, behold.  For these Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers are the answer to our problems!

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits

I’m just gonna go out and say it:  I’m a baby when it comes to raw veggies–I run away from bitter broccoli and crunchy carrots.  And if someone brings one of those detox drinks near me, I hold my breath and push it away.

I don’t like celery.

I don’t like kale.

I don’t like bell peppers.

PERIOD.

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits

But in order to have a healthy, balanced diet, vegetables are important!  Especially if you live on a veggie-starved campus and would rather eat the krispy treats you just made rather than a cucumber…

and I know I’m not alone on that one…  so, why not get all the gross stuff out of the way “shots” style?  😉

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits
“A drink is the answer, I don’t know the question”

Is that funny, or is that funny?

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits

One may ask, “Why not mix the two together into one smoothie?  I mean, you could use bananas and pineapple as those are pretty strong in flavor.”

True, but have you ever eaten a bell pepper with a pineapple?  Sometimes, not even a banana (or three) can hide the strong, bitter taste of kale.

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts with Benefits

Another may ask, “Why not drink a V8?”

To me, V8 is a good backup if you’re on the road or don’t have access to produce.  V8s contain a lot of sodium and are extremely processed, so they don’t contain the fiber or nutrients as the fresh veg themselves.  And they also sit in a tin can on a grocery store shelf for… how long?  So buy the fresh fruits and veggies whole.  Blend them up in two minutes, and chug them down in less than one!
Trust me, veggie-haters… this is for you!

2 shots, 2 chasers

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers

   

Ingredients:

Veggie Shots:
  • ~¼ cup 100% Carrot Juice
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach or Kale
  • Optional: Celery, Bell Pepper, Cucumber, etc.
Fruit Chasers:
  • 1 cup Strawberries, chopped
  • Optional: Banana, Pineapple, Berries, etc.

Directions:

  1. Blend the fruit chasers first, pour into shot glasses.
  2. Next, blend the veggie shots (you don't have to wash the blender), pour into some more shot glasses.
  3. SWIG.
  4. CHASE (but if you really wanna be hardcore, skip this step)

Be sure to follow @DessertsWithBenefits on Instagram!  If you try this recipe, make sure to snap a picture of it, tag me @DessertsWithBenefits, and hashtag #DessertsWithBenefits.  I’d love to see it and feature you on #FanFaveFridays!

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Done.  You survived.  Congrats.  You’re a trooper  🙂

If only all twenty-one year olds celebrated with these……

Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers - Desserts With Benefits

10 comments on “Healthy Veggie Shots and Fruit Chasers

  1. These are incredibly cute!!

    I really live veggies, raw or cooked, but these are so fun I might just make them anyway 🙂

  2. brilliant! i don’t mind veggies, but this is a great way to make sure i always get them!

  3. Beautiful post and blog!:) Would you like to follow each other?

  4. love this idea…never thoufght of seperating out the ‘green smoothie’ before!

  5. Just checking in from Food Buzz. What a cute idea! I personally love fresh veggies, but my teenagers are not fans. I will have to try this. Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!

  6. Wow I would drink those just for those gorgeous colors!

  7. Ohh thank you thank you thank you! 😀 

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