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Green Smoothie


From EatingWell:  September/October 2011

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



  1. 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 : 240 Calories; 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

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