Get your daily dose of dark leafy greens any time of day with this delicious green smoothie. Ground flaxseed adds omega-3s. Pour any extra into a freezer-pop mold and have it later as a frozen green smoothie pop.
2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each
Active Time: 10 minutes |
Total Time: 10 minutes
2 ripe medium bananas
1 ripe pear or apple, peeled if desired, chopped
2 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed (see Notes)
1/2 cup cold orange juice
1/2 cup cold water
12 ice cubes
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (see Notes)
Place bananas, pear (or apple), kale, orange juice, water, ice cubes and flaxseed in a blender. Pulse a few times, then puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Per serving :
3 g Fat;
0 g Sat;
0 g Mono;
0 mg Cholesterol;
55 g Carbohydrates;
5 g Protein;
8 g Fiber;
38 mg Sodium;
987 mg Potassium
3 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable
Tips & Notes
Notes: Choose organic kale when possible. Nonorganic can have high pesticide residue.
Look for ground flaxseeds (or flaxmeal) in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or in natural-foods stores. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.