Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Makes: 2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Get your daily dose of dark leafy greens any time of day with this delicious green smoothie. Ground flaxseed adds omega-3s. Pour any extra into a freezer-pop mold and have it later as a frozen green smoothie pop.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 ripe pear, or apple, peeled if desired, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed
  • 1/2 cup cold orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, (see Note)

Preparation

  1. Place bananas, pear (or apple), kale, orange juice, water, ice cubes and flaxseed in a blender. Pulse a few times, then puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.

Tips & Notes

Look for ground flaxseeds (or flaxmeal) in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or in natural-foods stores. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 2
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 240
  • % Daily values *
  • 5% Total Fat 3g
    • 0% Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 28% Potassium 987mg
  • 2% Sodium 38mg
  • 18% Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • 32% Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Sugars 28g
  • 10% Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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