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Good Green Tea Smoothie

January/February 2012

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This green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green tea and avocado. A touch of honey adds sweetness.


Good Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Makes: About 3 1/2 cups, for two 1 3/4-cup servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen white grapes
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups strong brewed green tea (see Tip), cooled
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Preparation

  1. Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea (or two tea bags), but do not oversteep. Green tea should be steeped for no longer than 3 minutes; oversteeping will give the tea a bitter taste.

Nutrition

Per serving: 345 calories; 15 g fat (2 g sat, 10 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 56 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 9 g fiber; 36 mg sodium; 1110 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value), Vitamin A (63% dv), Folate (36% dv), Potassium (32% dv), Calcium (23% dv), Magnesium (18% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Snack
Type of Dish
Beverages, smoothies
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
2
Publication
January/February 2012
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