Pineapple-Citrus Green Smoothie
Start your day off strong with a green smoothie!
Makes 2 Servings
Combine 2 cups (60 grams) of spinach, pineapple, 1/2 cup (52 grams) of thickly sliced cucumber, a peeled orange, 1 banana, and 1 1/4 cups (300 milliliters) water in a blender, along with any optional add-ins. Puree until very smooth, adding more water as needed. Taste, and if you’d like it sweeter, add the extra banana. Reserve extra ingredients for future use.
Spinach Note: Kale or collard greens can easily be substituted for the spinach, though they have a much stronger flavor than spinach. If you are new to green smoothies, start with just a cup of kale or collards, and then adjust to taste as you go.
Banana Note: Use overripe (freckled) bananas. Not only are they more digestible, they also offer a great deal of natural sweetness. If the bananas aren’t particularly overripe, you may want to add a touch of maple syrup to sweeten the smoothie.
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Sugar: 23 g
Total Fat: 1 g
Calories from Fat: 4%
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 33 mg