Green Smoothie


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.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
3g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 1 3/4 cups
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 1820IU 36%
Vitamin C 64mg 71%
Folate 75mcg 19%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 763mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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