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V-12 Vegetable Blast

This is a great way to drink your vegetables!

Course Drinks
Difficulty Easy
Daily Dozen Foods Beverages, Greens, Other Vegetables, Spices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 210 kcal


  • 2 cups spinach, kale, or other dark greens
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 rib celery coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper quartered
  • 1 tablespoon red onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper seeded (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons blended peeled lemon
  • 1 apple cored and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons chlorella (optional)
  • 1 1/4 inch fresh turmeric (or 1/4 tsp ground)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes


  1. Combine all the ingredients with 2 cups of water in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to large glasses and serve.

Nutrition Facts
V-12 Vegetable Blast
Amount Per Serving (12 oz)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 1229mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 30g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 382.2%
Vitamin C 328.6%
Calcium 22.8%
Iron 21.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

38 responses to “V-12 Vegetable Blast

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    1. Thank you
      BUT. The printed recipe on your site does NOT MATCH ingredients in video.
      Like there is no mention of BEETS, and suggests using water, video calls for some fruit
      Juice. Also print calls for an apple, not used in video
      So pls advise, which is the preferred ingredient list, video or print?
      Pls advise

      1. I think it was mentioned in the video that this recipe is more for beginners, In my opinion the sweetness of the apple probably makes the vegetables go down easier. It’s a common ingredient in veggie juices/blends for that reason.

            1. Thank you for a rapid response.
              My question is, which provides the most nutritional benefit?
              Unlike perhaps many others, as i am 82 years old, i seek the maximum health benefits and am not concerned as to how the stuff tastes! I treat these concoctions as medicine where taste or flavor is not a factor. Many thanks again for your informative response.

            1. I agree with the person who prefers words to videos. Most videos are either too long or to fast to absorb what is needed. I frankly would prefer a details transcript rather that the abreviated ones that are offered. Also, I think the biggest time waster for recipes and everything else, is Facebook.

            2. E. Oswald, 6rtury Beneath every video are several words which serve as tabs, among which are Transcript (if you want printed words) and Sources (citations of pertinent studies). Just click on the desired ‘tab’ and read. I, too, prefer reading.

              1. Oops, that’s if you’re watching the videos on nutrition facts . org, not on youtube, which I think is where I watched the burpees video. Is that video on nf.org?

      2. Hello Elliot,

        Sorry for the confusion. The print recipe here is the exact recipe from the cookbook, but feel free to make the variation in the video. Either way, you will be getting a very healthy drink! If you want more information on the benefits of beets to help you determine, they are found here: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/beets.

  1. Best video ever!!! You are not only a genius with a kind and beautiful soul… you are so funny!! And even if I were not a vegan… I would be inspired to do this by your delivery!! So cool Dr. Gregor!! You ROCK!

  2. Loved your video doc. Why are the ingredients in the video different from Drs Notes? Which one would be the most palatable? Trying to get my husband to drink. Thanks so much. Marie

  3. Hello Doc!
    Great Video – I´d like more of it ;)

    Is that second tap on your sink an Osmose filter?
    What do you think about drinking that 99,99% clean water?
    Is it healthy?

    Martin from Germany

  4. My questions are in line with what has already been written but with one addition: do you blend the seeds, too?

    Also, I loved this video and watched it all the way through which is unusual for me–I usually get bored about 1/4 way through. You’re too funny, Dr. Greger!!

  5. Are the ice cubes to counteract heat produced by High Speed blending?
    (I use chilled water kept in the fridge).

    I’m really looking forward to the book.

  6. Dr. Greger, I love this recipe and cant wait to try it! I love the idea of making five baggies full of veggies for the week and then easily accessing them to make your V12 drink each day! I like the idea of using the tomato juice instead of water to make for a better flavor. Thanks so much for all you do and love your recipe ideas!

    1. Hi Barbara, rights for a German cookbook were just recently secured, which we are thrilled about! We aren’t sure when it would be published yet, but it will be soon!

  7. I made this yesterday with the following changes:
    Arugula/rocket instead of beetroot
    Ginger instead of horseradish
    Jalapeno stuffed olives (for a little bit of whole food fat)

    It tasted great and definitely a real kick to it as you would imagine. I’ve had 1000s of vegetable smoothies over the last 9yrs of being WFPB and this is definitely a keeper.

    Thanks for sharing

  8. I’ve been doing something similar for a while now, sans burpies and plastic bags – good ideas though standing up kale and greens in a small container of water in the fridge keeps it fresher longer.

    To change up the flavor a bit a bit of Worcestershire sauce and / or Tabasco sauce works well.
    Thank you

  9. Made the video version earlier today. It was delicious!

    Looking forward to taking one of those baggies out of the fridge and making it again tomorrow! :)

  10. If beets are used, I assume they are scrubbed, but are they peeled? I almost always leave the skins on things that are edible, but not sure here in view of the fact the beet is raw. Anything objectionable in uncooked beet peel, including the taste?

  11. Can you put the other receipe online? I downloaded the list and went shopping. I wanted to follow the video. I will now have to make a list of the video myself, which to me, makes it less easy to do. Sorry for complaining. Love you :)


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