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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.7
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 25.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Get-My-Day Going Smoothie

Submitted by: SHINING_ON

Introduction

There are several variations on this theme, but this is one of the most common I use. It's flavorful, not too sweet, creamy, and most importantly it's like eating a small salad for breakfast every morning! The only downside is that if I don't eat a piece of whole-grain toast with it, I'm hungry about an hour too early for lunch.

Note: I have a Vitamix blender, so I can put these ingredients in without much chopping or prep. I don't know how well this will work with other blenders.

Other variations include replacing the apple with an orange and replacing the strawberries with 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. This is also very good! I also experiment with other vegetables I can throw in there. Celery is NOT a good choice, but a slice of tomato is inoffensive. Small chunks of mango or papaya change things up a bit so that it doesn't get monotonous. The bottom line is - don't forget the spinach, and have fun with the rest! You can also try increasing the spinach, but I have found that 1/2 cup is enough to get the nutrients from it but not too much where I can taste it.
There are several variations on this theme, but this is one of the most common I use. It's flavorful, not too sweet, creamy, and most importantly it's like eating a small salad for breakfast every morning! The only downside is that if I don't eat a piece of whole-grain toast with it, I'm hungry about an hour too early for lunch.

Note: I have a Vitamix blender, so I can put these ingredients in without much chopping or prep. I don't know how well this will work with other blenders.

Other variations include replacing the apple with an orange and replacing the strawberries with 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. This is also very good! I also experiment with other vegetables I can throw in there. Celery is NOT a good choice, but a slice of tomato is inoffensive. Small chunks of mango or papaya change things up a bit so that it doesn't get monotonous. The bottom line is - don't forget the spinach, and have fun with the rest! You can also try increasing the spinach, but I have found that 1/2 cup is enough to get the nutrients from it but not too much where I can taste it.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    * 1 medium apple, peeled if it has a protective wax, cored, and possibly chopped (I only core my apples because I buy organic, wax-less)

    * 1/2 cup of fresh spinach (I also freeze fresh spinach just for this use, which works well)

    * 1/8 cup of carrot (straws, diced, whole - whatever I have on hand)

    * 1/2 cup of seedless grapes (8-12 grapes, depending on size); this eliminates the need for any sweetener! I also freeze fresh, washed grapes just for this use also.

    * 1/2 cup frozen cherries

    * 1 cup frozen strawberries

    * Splash of cold water

    * 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (I use Wallaby Organic)

Directions

Prep your apple and any other fruits. Make sure to wash anything fresh you're using. If using a traditional blender, you may need to cut things up into smaller pieces. Make sure to use at least two frozen items, however, in order for the smoothie to have the right consistency!

I put the spinach and carrot in the bottom, to puree it the most. Then, apple and the frozen items on top. Pour the splash of water into to the blender before pureeing at the highest setting. You may need to stop after the first few seconds to stir and add a bit more water. Be conservative with the water because you want the mixture thick, but try to avoid having any large chunks of fruit. The first few times you make this you may have to experiment with what will work best with your blender.

When fruit is pureed and thick but not chunky, pour half into two glasses. Add 2 tbsp of yogurt to the top of each glass, and stir to mix. Drink slowly (to avoid brain-freeze!) and enjoy!

Makes 2 1-cup servings. Perfect to share with a partner or friend in the mornings.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHOTBYASTAR.






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