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Beginner Green Spinach Smoothies

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Beginner Green Spinach Smoothies
  • Prep 8 min
  • Total 8 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 2
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Sweetened with strawberries and orange juice, this green smoothie is a great way to start your day!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 medium banana, cut up
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup orange juice

Directions

  • 1
    Microwave spinach as directed on box. Rinse with cold water until cooled. Drain, squeezing out as much liquid as possible.
  • 2
    In blender, place 1/4 cup of the cooked spinach and remaining ingredients. (Cover and refrigerate remaining spinach for another use.) Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    For food safety reasons, frozen vegetables must be cooked.
  • tip 2
    While fresh strawberries can be used in this recipe, we like using frozen berries to make the smoothies thicker and colder.

Nutrition Information

170 Calories, 1/2g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 21g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
5
Total Fat
1/2g
1%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
650mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
160%
160%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Sweetened with strawberries and orange juice, this green smoothie is a great way to start your day!
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