Power drink even kids can enjoy! An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Try apple cider in place of the orange juice for a change.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the bananas, carrots, apples, yogurt, orange juice, lemon juice, flax seed, salt, dates, and ice cubes in a blender until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 44.9g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 3.4mg; sodium 85.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
I was looking for a smoothie that would hide the carrots for my 3 young kids. This was perfect and I didn't even have all the ingredients on hand. I made this smoothie without the flax dates lemon or salt but it was so delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2012
Wow this was different! This is definitely not something for the new smoothie drinker. I cut the recipe in half and the only two things I did different was subbed dried prunes for the dates and I didn't have the flax seed powder to add. I also did peel the apple as it didn't say. The thing I did not care for was the ingredients didn't seem to come together at all. It tasted quite tart from the lemon a little like a banana and orange smoothie yet kind of like thick carrot juice. I also thought the dark specks from the dried fruit looked a little Halloweenish mixed in the thousand island dressing orange colored drink. The ice saved it some. I drank part of one drink no one else would touch it. I think it would have been much better like the first reviewer made it. I would leave out the lemon juice salt and dates. Read More
(7)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
I was looking for a smoothie that would hide the carrots for my 3 young kids. This was perfect and I didn't even have all the ingredients on hand. I made this smoothie without the flax dates lemon or salt but it was so delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2012
I liked this smoothie a lot. Let's face it...there are a gazillion smoothie recipes out there and they all start looking a whole lot alike after awhile. Not too many of them are orange and/or have carrots so this one is a nice addition to the repertoire. I omitted the salt because I didn't feel the need to add any more sodium to my diet than I'm already getting. I didn't use dates since I don't keep them around. I did add ice as I always do because I like the texture with it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2012
Wow this was different! This is definitely not something for the new smoothie drinker. I cut the recipe in half and the only two things I did different was subbed dried prunes for the dates and I didn't have the flax seed powder to add. I also did peel the apple as it didn't say. The thing I did not care for was the ingredients didn't seem to come together at all. It tasted quite tart from the lemon a little like a banana and orange smoothie yet kind of like thick carrot juice. I also thought the dark specks from the dried fruit looked a little Halloweenish mixed in the thousand island dressing orange colored drink. The ice saved it some. I drank part of one drink no one else would touch it. I think it would have been much better like the first reviewer made it. I would leave out the lemon juice salt and dates. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
This one surprised the heck out of me I wasn't quite sure what I'd end up with. Well it was EXCELLENT! I drink a lot of smoothies and I'd rank this one in my Top 5. I scaled this down to one serving used Greek yogurt and cored but didn't peel my red MacIntosh apple which enhanced its eye appeal. Followed the recipe to the letter (except no salt) loved its creaminess and bright flavor and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks michimama for a new and healthy breakfast smoothie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2018
The recipe makes a lot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
Yum! This is soooooo tasty! I didn't have flax seeds so I ground a tbsp of chia seeds instead. Seriously tasty and satisfying. A great change from my usual Green breakfast! Highly recommended Read More
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