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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 461.3
  • Total Fat: 16.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 182.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 80.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 27.7 g
  • Protein: 17.0 g

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Incredible Smoothies Hot and Spicy Vegetable Smoothie

Submitted by: KDSKYWALKER

Introduction

Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Hereís an experimental smoothie I came up with that is made with no sweet fruit. Thatís right Ė no bananas, mangoes or pineapple Ė just vegetables! I was actually surprised how tasty this was. In fact, Iíve been drinking this savory smoothie (and variations of it) daily for the past two weeks.
Non-sweet fruit and veggies are lower in calories then sweet fruit, so this makes quite a large (42 ounce) smoothie for only 300-400 calories. A smoothie this size isnít too much for me to drink, but it might be a bit overwhelming if youíre not used to it. If you canít drink that much all at once, you can cut the recipe in half or make the whole thing and drink half now and half later. Just beware that itíll be a low calorie smoothie.
This smoothie will provide you with all your vegetable needs for the day and then some!"
Incredible Smoothies by Tracy Russell. "Hereís an experimental smoothie I came up with that is made with no sweet fruit. Thatís right Ė no bananas, mangoes or pineapple Ė just vegetables! I was actually surprised how tasty this was. In fact, Iíve been drinking this savory smoothie (and variations of it) daily for the past two weeks.
Non-sweet fruit and veggies are lower in calories then sweet fruit, so this makes quite a large (42 ounce) smoothie for only 300-400 calories. A smoothie this size isnít too much for me to drink, but it might be a bit overwhelming if youíre not used to it. If you canít drink that much all at once, you can cut the recipe in half or make the whole thing and drink half now and half later. Just beware that itíll be a low calorie smoothie.
This smoothie will provide you with all your vegetable needs for the day and then some!"

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    8 organic vine tomatoes
    2 large organic red bell peppers
    1 organic zucchini
    2 or 3 onion slices (I used white onion)
    8 large organic celery stalks
    1 teaspoon flax seeds
    1/2 teaspoon dulse flakes
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    dash of cayenne pepper
    1/4 avocado (optional to thicken)

Tips

"You can add a small clove of garlic to this and itís quite tasty. Of course, you can make this smoothie non-spicy by leaving out the chili powder and cayenne and using your favorite herbs instead. Dill, oregano, parsley and cilantro would be delicious. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to add a new twist to the smoothie flavor.
Feel free to experiment with leafy greens too. If you add greens, either replace the celery or reduce the amount of celery you add, especially if you are using chard (due to the sodium content). A couple handfuls of fresh baby spinach, beet greens or even kale would taste good in this. Iíd steer clear of using dandelion, arugula or other extremely bitter greens. Greens will boost the calcium, iron and mineral content while providing some additional beta-carotene and vitamin K.
This smoothie has 13 grams of protein, but if you wanted more, you can add a scoop of plain hemp or rice protein powder.
Iíve included nutrition information for a low-fat version of this smoothie below (without avocado)."


Directions

Blend the tomatoes on high until mixed. This will give you enough liquid to mix the rest of the smoothie since I recommend not adding water to it. Add the peppers and zucchini and blend until mixed. Finally, add the remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.


Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KDSKYWALKER.






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