Smoothies can be the perfect refreshment in summers heat and humidity. Fresh juices and smoothies preserve the vital enzymes and phytonutrients of fruits and vegetables. A Vita-mix blender is an efficient machine for its versatility, strength (a two-horse power motor and variable speeds), and its ability to juice with all the fiber remaining in the pureed liquid.

Apple, Carrot and Celery Juice
4 small organic Granny Smith apples
3 medium organic carrots, trimmed
4 stalks organic celery

Puree all ingredients. Makes 2 cups.

Tomato, Cucumber, Parsley, and Carrot Juice
3 medium organic tomatoes
1 large organic cucumber
1 large bunch parsley
3 medium organic carrots

Puree all ingredients. Makes 3 cups.

Cantaloupe, Strawberry and Blueberry Crush
8 oz. organic strawberries
8 oz. organic blueberries
1 cup crushed ice

Puree all ingredients. Serves 4.