Pineapple Green Smoothie
From EatingWell: September/October 2014
Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)
- Add almond milk and yogurt to a blender, then add spinach, banana, pineapple, chia and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.
Per serving: 297 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 29 g total sugars; 13 g protein; 10 g fiber; 145 mg sodium; 1038 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (102% daily value), Vitamin A (64% dv), Magnesium (31% dv), Calcium & Potassium (30% dv), Folate (28% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 lowfat milk, 1/2 fat
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- September/October 2014