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Green Smoothie

  • 10 m
  • 10 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“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 ripe medium bananas
    • 1 ripe pear or apple, peeled if desired, chopped
    • 2 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed (see Notes)
    • ½ cup cold orange juice
    • ½ cup cold water
    • 12 ice cubes
    • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (see Notes)


  • 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.
  • 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.
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