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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 49.5g; dietary fiber 7.6g; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.3g; vitamin a iu 1820.2IU; vitamin c 64.3mg; folate 74.5mcg; calcium 60.7mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 70.2mg; potassium 763.1mg; sodium 15.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.
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Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
My first green smoothie I love this recipe it's delicious and i'm impressed for my first go at a green smoothie. It makes me want to try others too. The consistency I think will depend on your blender. I used a magic bullet for mine and had to first blend it then switch to the puree blade to finish it off but it came out really smooth and a pretty shade of green that's not off putting at all. It tastes a lot like strawberries and bananas to me and my 3 year old(even though there's no strawberries in it). Drinking it it's not too thick and not chunky (again it probably depends on the blender you use). I believe if my 3 year old loves this then probably any kid would if they could get past the look of it. Really great thank you! Pros: tastes delicious super easy to make not expensive for ingredients Cons: no cons Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2020
Delicious, refreshing smoothie. Substituted a whole orange for the orange juice. Never drink orange juice preferring the whole orange instead which is more nutritious anyway. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2012
Great smoothie! I make it often and my husband even loves it. I love that it uses kale because it is so healthy. Not too sweet. I wouldn't change a thing except to add some coconut oil which would not change the taste only make it healthier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2013
VOMIT? Does any one else's look like vomit I don't know what I did wrong?! It tastes good but unless I close my eyes its hard to stomach.. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2013
One Word - Delicious This was my first green smoothie. My husband and I enjoyed it tremendously. I realized too late that we were out of orange juice - so I squeezes a blood orange and a tangerine (that was all I had) and supplemented a little mire liquid with water to get 1/2 cup. My banannas were very ripe. We loved it! Pros: Wonderful ingredients and no dairy Cons: Gone too soon Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2012
I LOVE IT!! really yummy!! tastes more fruity than vegetable-y and it's not too sweet. i even pack the kale really tight and then some. the kale and banana go great with a granny smith green and tart. kale is such a fantastic vegetable i am so pleased to have a new way of putting it into my diet. thank you:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2015
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Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2017
I found it tasted disgusting and I would not make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2012
Fooled my Mom Delicious Pros: She had no idea there was kale in the recipe. Read More
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