Healthy Recipe: Simple Green Smoothie

WellnessA simple green smoothie is not only healthy, but quick and easy to prepare. Get your daily servings of fruits in vegetables in one tasty smoothie by following this recipe:

Ingredients: 1 cup kale or spinach

1 medium banana

1 cup low-fat coconut or almond milk

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 medium apple, cored and sliced

1 cup frozen fruit of your choice

1 Tbsp. chai seeds (optional)

1 Tbsp. flax seeds (optional)

 

Preparation:

  1. In a blender, blend the kale or spinach and the milk.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients one at a time, blending after each item.
  3. Serve cold.
  4. Reserve the leftover smoothie in the refrigerator for later in the day or the next day. The smoothie should be consumed within 24 hours.

 

Makes 2 servings

 

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories – 278

Total Fat – 6g

Protein – 11g

Carbohydrates – 50g

Dietary Fiber – 7g

Saturated Fat – 3g

Total Sugars – 36g

Sodium – 120mg

 

Source: USDA

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