Confession time, friends: I went totally overboard with the sugar, booze, and processed food over the holidays. I’m really ready to get back to feeling like myself and this smoothie is one of my favorite ways to get on track after a celebration binge. This mix hydrates and restores vital nutrients that I missed while making a dinner of cookies and champagne. Do not be afraid of this smoothie! Even though it looks scary, I promise you can’t taste the spinach. The end result is a smooth, creamy, delicious smoothie. Bonus: you just feel healthier while drinking something green. It’s a fact.
Green Power Detox Smoothies
Makes two smoothies
- ½ cup unsweetened almond, soy, coconut, or cow’s milk*
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup low-fat, plain Greek yogurt
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 large, very ripe banana
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Other optional additions: protein powder, chia seeds, flax seed, cocoa powder, berries, nut butters*
Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until very, very smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy.
Nutrition: Serving size, 1 smoothie. Servings per recipe, 2. Nutrition per serving: Calories, 160. Total Fat, 2.6g (Sat., 1g, Poly., 0.2g, Mono., 0.1g). Total Carbs, 30g (Fiber, 3g, Sugars 19.1g). Protein, 7.5g. Vitamin A, 90% RDA. Vitamin C, 65% RDA. Vitamin B-6, 26% RDA, Folate, 28% RDA, Vitamin E, 18% RDA.
*Nutrition calculated using ½ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and none of the optional additions
1/5/2012 at 2:46 PM