Basil-Pear Smoothie

smoothie1/2 of a pear

2 celery stalks

1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and most of the tough skin removed

1 c. coconut water

basil, about 10 leaves

2 T. flax seed

Cut fruit and vegetables into big chunks so that the blender or Vitamix has an easier time.  Put everything into Vitamix, start on low and gradually increase speed to high, then turn to max speed and let ingredients pulverize until smooth.  Serves 1.