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Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

59 Ratings
59 Ratings
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Makes: 2 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Add kale or spinach to this fruit smoothie for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 1 banana, medium
  • 1 cup low fat milk (or optional coconut milk or almond milk)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 apple, medium (cored and sliced)
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (all one fruit or a combination of mixed frozen fruit)
  • flax seeds, 1 Tablespoon (optional)
  • chia seeds, 1 Tablespoon (optional)

Directions

1. In a blender, blend the kale or spinach and the liquid of your choice.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, blending after each item.
3. Serve and enjoy, cold.
4. Reserve the leftover smoothie in the refrigerator for later in the day or the next day.
 

Notes

Consume within 24 hours.

Learn more about:
- Kale
- Bananas
- Apples

Source:

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 299
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol N/A
Sodium 156 mg
Carbohydrates 56 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 38 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 454 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 1119 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 299
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Carbohydrates 56 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 38 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Minerals
Calcium 454 mg
Potassium 1119 mg
Sodium 156 mg
Copper 659 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 83 mg
Phosphorus 363 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 263 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 242 mcg
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.6 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 56 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 2 cups
Vegetables 1/4 cups
Dairy 1 cup

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I used spinach, regular milk, vanilla yogurt, frozen red grapes & strawberries, and no seeds. Participants loved this, and could not taste the spinach. Fun color for youth groups.
08/25/16
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