Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

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A great mix of fruits and vegetables to get started in the morning or post workout that still tastes awesome.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 6 fluid ounces milk

  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries

  • ½ frozen banana

  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 green ice cube (see footnote)

  • 2 tablespoons whey protein powder (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste

Directions

  1. Combine milk, yogurt, strawberries, banana, blueberries, green ice cube, whey, and honey in a blender, in the order listed. Blend until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

To Make the Veggie ice cube, you'll need a bunch of kale(stems removed and discarded), a package of spinach, and 1 large avocado. Blanch the kale and spinach in a pot of boiling water until wilted, about 1 minute. Strain the leaves and put in a food processor with avocado; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.

This recipe has evolved over the last five years. I work out every morning and drink this afterwards. I am now lactose intolerant and have to use Lactaid(R) milk and yogurt and whey isolate which I get from Whole Foods(R).

You can switch out the ingredients with your personal preference, however having yogurt in the smoothie is very important since I have found that if I don't have any the smoothie separates into layers after a few minutes. The yogurt keeps everything suspended in place.

I use a Oster(R) Classic beehive blender with a blender bottle that fits on it. I have used it for a few years and blends frozen fruit great as long as you change the blades once in a while. My kids also love this recipe and it gets them to eat good greens that they wouldn't otherwise be interested in.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
7g Fat
63g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 659mg 51%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 1333mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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