Smoothies are a great way to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. This recipe is loaded with vitamins and is naturally sweet from the fruit…no juice needed. Any blender will make a smoothie but not every blender will give you an ultra-smooth smoothie (like the ones at Jamba Juice or other fancy smoothie stores). I absolutely love my Vitamix 5200 and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a top-quality blender. Yes, it’s spendy but I use it almost as much as my stove/oven so it’s gotten a ton of use in my kitchen.