web analytics

The Virtuous Mary Smoothie: A Fabulous Virgin Mary Drink

A fun, blender-forward take on a Virgin Mary drink that makes a nice healthy breakfast or snack.

Virtuous Mary Smoothie: Virgin Mary Drink | Umami Girl

Look, I won’t lie to you. I prefer my Marys with VODKA. No virgins. Okay? But smoothies are great too in my book, and I don’t actually prefer my smoothies with hard alcohol. Call me crazy. 

So this recipe is a bit of a compromise, but it a good way. It’s a compromise between myself and myself, which should interest the rest of you not at all. It’s an acknowlegment that the flavors of a Bloody Mary make a good enough combination to turn them into something a little different and still enjoy them, even at zero proof. It’s…breakfast on a Monday, let’s just say.

Virtuous Mary Smoothie: Virgin Mary Drink | Umami Girl

Get the recipe for this fun take on a virgin mary drink right here below, or read the full story on Serious Eats.

Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

The Virtuous Mary Smoothie: A Virgin Mary Drink Recipe

We tend to associate the word "smoothie" with sweet beverages, but savory smoothies like this one are among my favorites. One step beyond a Virgin Mary, this Mary is virtuous because it includes whole celery stalks and tomatoes. It also cuts down on the sodium with salt-free tomato juice. (Don't worry, it still tastes savory and salty.) Use unrefined sea salt like Himalayan pink or Celtic gray salt to bump up the virtuousness just a touch more, if you like.


  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tender inner stalks celery with leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared or fresh grated horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice


  • Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until completely smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
  • by


    Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

    Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.
    This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

    There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.
    If you continue to have an issue with your Access Token then please see this FAQ for more information.