I’m a big fan of smoothies. They’re quick and easy to make and they’re such a great way to get lots of nutritious fruits and veggies into your diet. Plus, my kids love them! This is especially nice because I can throw in a wide variety of nutritious ingredients that they typically may not want to try. Although I'm from New York, I live in sunny South Florida now. With beautiful, warm weather 365 days of the year, I love making smoothies all year round, especially green smoothies. All you need is a high-speed blender and you're ready to go.
It's great being able to take advantage of the abundant fresh produce. However, if you live in a cooler climate, you can always use frozen fruit when fresh fruit isn't in season. Just check out the freezer section of the grocery store. You’ll find plenty of fruits and vegetables that are frozen at their nutritional peak, just waiting to be popped into the blender to make a healthy, refreshing smoothie!
Energizing Green SmoothieIf you think you're not a fan of green smoothies, I hope this one will change your mind! The "green" part of this green smoothie comes from spinach. Spinach is a superfood and is packed with several important nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, calcium and iron. It also gives the smoothie a lovely verdant hue. If the thought of spinach in a smoothie is not appealing to you, have no fear! The addition of mango, banana and grapes gives the smoothie a refreshing, sweet flavor. For the base of the smoothie, I like to use almond milk but you can use any type of milk or even coconut water. And finally, if you want an extra boost of protein, you can add a scoop or two of vanilla protein powder.
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Energizing Green Smoothie
Put a spring in your step with this Energizing Green Smoothie! With a mixture of colorful fruits and vegetables, this tasty smoothie is a great way to get a quick boost of nutrients. Your kids will love it too!Print Pin Rate
- 2 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup diced mango, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 banana, preferably frozen
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice cubes (not needed if using frozen fruit)
- Optional: 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
- For an extra boost of protein, you can add a scoop or two of vanilla protein powder to this smoothie. The nutritional information is for the smoothie without any protein powder.
- For the base of the smoothie, I like to use almond milk but you can use any type of milk or even coconut water
Serving: 0g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3793IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg
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