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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.
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