A Green Smoothie

ktadmin Post in Recipes and Health Facts
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O.K. I Love Smoothies, strawberry in particular but I am trying to branch out and be healthier so thought I’d try this one. Remember Green is Good since it usually indicates a lot of antioxidants and other healthy ingredients. In this smoothie you include mint which gives a boost equivalent to caffeine, pears which compliment the mint, greens that provide energy and antioxidant, nonfat yogurt for nutritional balance, flaxseed for omega-3 fatty acids, and avocado which are filling and high in flavor. And since it is Green, it is packed with antioxidants and other immune-boosting, anti-aging, anti-cancer compounds as well. Of course it isn’t strawberry but it is tasty!!

Let me know what you think or if you modify it.

Productivity in a Glass

  • 1 large pear, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 C soymilk
  • 1/2 C apple juice
  • 1/2 C nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2-3 oz spinach
  • a few leaves of mint or 3-5 drops mint extract
  • 1/2 – 1 C ice cubes (depending on personal preference)

Combine all ingredients in a blender, using more ice if desiring a thicker drink; blend well.

Green Smoothie

    Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 425
  • Fat: 14g
  • Sat. Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 275 mg
  • Potassium: 2091 mg
  • Carb: 70g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Vitamin A: 67% DV
  • Calcium: 50% DV
  • Iron: 40% DV
  • Folate: 100% DV
  • Zinc: 38% DV
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