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green smoothie st. patrick's day

Recipe: Green Grape Smoothie

Drink in good health all year

This delicious, healthy smoothie features spinach and kale—the cancer-fighting greens that keep you going—as well as sweet grapes, a pear, orange and banana.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cleaned spinach leaves, firmly packed
  • 1 cup cleaned kale, roughly chopped, firmly packed
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 Bartlett pear – core, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 orange – peeled, pith removed, quartered
  • 1 banana – peeled
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups ice

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Process on low speed for 15 seconds.
  3. Increase to medium speed, then high speed.
  4. Process until well blended.

Nutritional information

Makes 5 servings
Per serving (1 cup)

Calories: 80
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Sugars: 12 g  
Fiber: 3 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 0 g   
Sodium: 15 mg                       

Tags: kale, naf1, Recipes, smoothie, st. patricks day 2013
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  • Wendy

    seems like a lot of sugar to me.

  • deb broich gostele

    It’s natural sugars. Nothing in there is a processed food

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003850522835 Andrea Vdkleut

    no protein? no vitamins?

  • Betty Jones

    good selection of antioxidants. add some advocare protein powder. you have a meal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivabooks Roberta Gleeson

    Where is the protein, especially to start the day?

  • Katie Short

    If you use frozen bananas and grapes, you won’t have to water it down with the ice. You could also add some vanilla or plain yogurt to add protein – or powdered milk if the consistency is too thin.

    • Dave L

      Chia seed add thicker consistency. Plenty of protein in the Kale and spinach leaves. Far more protein than we need actually. So no need for milk or dairy.Enjoy a healthy smoothie……

  • Maggie

    Why do bananas have to be in everything called “healthy?” Can they be omitted from this recipe? Bananas upset my stomach.

  • Balkrishna Sharma

    Is it advisable for diabetic patient to take it. Plz response me soon

  • Princess

    We drink veggies & fruits shakes everyday since my husband recup from heart attack! He needed more stents again but next check up he had, it didn’t show anymore any occlusions in his heart. Fruits and veggies reverses heart diseases!

  • Jennifer Burns-Ramser

    My friend can’t eat the raw kale or spinach. Can she blanch them a little before making this?? Will it hurt the outcome of the drink?

  • Irma Moya

    Me puede poner la receta en español

  • health APN

    I typically do a green smoothie 5-6 days a week and have benefitted from the kale, spinach and getting in more fruit than I could just eating it. If you haven’t tired it, do yourself a favor and do it!!!