Red lentils are a sneaky source of plant-based protein in this healthy smoothie recipe. The lentils add 3 grams more protein than an equal-size portion of nonfat plain yogurt and 4 grams more fiber than a typical serving of protein powder. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Hilary Meyer
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place lentils, mango, carrot juice, ginger, honey, cardamom and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with more cardamom, if desired.

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Tips

Tips: To cook red lentils: Cook in boiling water until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. (1 cup dry = 2 1/2 cups cooked.) Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or freeze in 1/2-cup portions for up to 3 months (thaw before using).

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; 1.1 g total fat; 122 mg sodium. 78.9 g carbohydrates; 12.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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11/27/2017
My new favorite morning smoothy! Love the flavor of cardamom and ginger. It's an easy way to add vitamin A without having to chew on hard carrot sticks. Read More