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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 3/4 cups
213 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 49.5g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 28.7g; 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.

2 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable