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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 233.9
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 63.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g

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Goin' Green Smoothie

Submitted by: KRAVMAGAGIRL
Goin' Green Smoothie

Introduction

With the strong flavor of orange and strawberries, combined with creamy banana and a surprisingly smooth taste from spinach, you get at least 2.5 servings of fruit & veggies! Pretty awesome.. With the strong flavor of orange and strawberries, combined with creamy banana and a surprisingly smooth taste from spinach, you get at least 2.5 servings of fruit & veggies! Pretty awesome..
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    up to 2.5 cups spinach leaves
    1 medium banana
    7 good sized strawberries
    up to 3/4 cup orange juice

Directions

Put everything in a blender and blend until no more bits of spinach leaf are whirling around. If you want, you can blend the spinach and orange juice together first to make this faster!

Makes about 2 cups.

I like to freeze this in ice-cube trays and dump it in a 'to go' cup for a quick breakfast on the way to work.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.






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  • Very Good
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I really like this recipe. Quick tip: Sometimes I buy a lot of strawberries on sale. So, that they don't go bad(which they quickly do) I blend them and freeze them in small individual containers and when I want to make this recipe I have frozen, no sugar added, strawberries. - 3/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    THANKS! I have this in my favorites. My girls saw me make this as my after workout snack, and they wanted one after taking a sip. Now, they are asking to have one everyday. They dubbed these, "Incredible Hulk Shakes"... What a great way to get spinach in my kids! THANK YOU! Very filling, too! - 8/27/08

    Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (9/2/08)
    Awww! Glad I could be of help! I love the idea of the "Incredible Hulk Shake" - I'll have to remember that!


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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is so delicious! I accidently created a makeover recipe of it on here when I tried to figure out my nutritional info. The only thing I did differently to this great recipe was to add 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed. Yummy! - 1/13/12

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Made something similar this morning. For those who don't think it's filling, you might try adding some oats to the recipe. - 3/27/11

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't too sure about this, but it was yummy. I used 1/2 cup frozen strawberries and 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries and this upped the fiber and antioxidants. Because of the berries, mine wasn't green but this awful purply color with green specks. It looks gross but don't be deceived it's yummy! - 1/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I've been making this every morning for about a week and it's AWESOME! I was a little worried about the spinach situation, but you really really can't taste it at all (and this is coming from a reformed super picky eater). Delish! Thanks :) - 3/29/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have been doing a green smoothie challenge since 1/2/09 and let me tell you I noticed a difference and the smoothie is good. I use 2 types of green--mostly spinach and either kale(good), swiss chard(good) or collard greens (have not tried but have the item). The color is weird but oh so good. - 1/10/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe! My 2 year old loved it and so did my 6yr old(who informed me she wasn't drinking it because she saw spinach on the counter) will make again! - 3/28/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    awesome. i love spinach and am always trying to find a way to get it into my kids. never thought of putting it into a smoothie. thanks for sharing! - 3/20/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tastes very good...but not very filling for me :(
    I think I'll stick to solid foods but thanks for submitting this recipe :)
    - 9/29/08

    Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (9/30/08)
    My mom says the same thing! If you want you can try eating a handful of almonds (or other nuts) with it. The fats and protein from the nuts can help you feel fuller longer! Also you get the satisfaction of chewing something - which can help!


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this! To cut back a few calories I only used .5 C of OJ and a whole small frozen banana (I always have these sliced and on hand for my protein smoothies), and 100 grams of frozen peaches as I had no strawberries. I then added ice cubes (until desired consistency). Healthy Icee! - 6/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG you can't taste the spinach at all! I upped the spinach to 3 cups and the OJ to 1 cup and it was amazing. This is coming from a girl who hates her beggies - 9/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is sooo good! You can't taste the spinach. For those who think it is not filling enough, you may just need to make more. my friend and I drink a large 32 oz. one through out the morning and I am satisfied until lunch. - 7/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Used a frozen banana and some frozen strawberries, added a handful of kale too (as I need to use it up) = turned out thick :) was very good! - 11/23/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was very skeptical, but it seemed so weird I had to try it! Plus, I'm recovering from a magnesium deficiency (spinach is a beautiful thing) and am tired of salads, almonds, et al. I made a half recipe as a snack and added some natural peanut butter for protein & healthy fat. - 8/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just tried this smoothie for the first time, I used frozen strawberries and blueberries! Excellent!!!! - 4/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tried it with blueberries instead. Sooo good! - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Just make sure to blend well. - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent, its really worth a try.. the color get you a bit, but the energy from the drink is truly phenomenal. Great Job OP!!! - 8/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've just discovered green smoothies and this one is great! Its a nice 'on the run breakfast' or anytime snack and an easy way to get in some fruit & veg servings! - 1/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Despite the weird color, this smoothie tastes awesome! You can't taste the spinach at all! - 9/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was tasty! i totally think my boys would love this, too. i figure this equals to 2 vegetables and 2 fruits! lotta bang for the buck! :) - 9/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are amazing! It's so nice to find a smoothie recipe that is milk-free and still tastes great. - 1/4/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Great way to get those fruits and veggies. - 2/22/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I chug a smoothie every day before I have to run and take my hubby to PT (he's Army) at 0430. This'll be great to try! I like to alternate sips (time permitting) with Quaker Oatmeal Squares box cereal. The cinnamon flavor is the best :) - 9/30/08

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  • Love this recipe. I really struggle with getting my fruits and veggies in and this helps a ton. Another thing I've been trying to incorporate into my diet is tart cherry juice. Today, I made this smoothie using tart cherry juice instead of OJ and it was delicious and berry-colored! - 6/23/14

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  • Be careful with strawberries as they are often heavy on pesticides. Try to use organic products whenever possible. - 3/13/14

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  • OK, cut back a little bit on the spinach the first time. Used oranges instead of orange juice. - 3/9/14

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  • Yum. This was just what I was looking for thing morning. It was very filling for me. I tossed in a cup full of ice cubes as well cause I love my smoothies cold. It was perfection!! - 2/1/14

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  • I must admit, I was skeptical to try this one... I was pleasantly surprised at how great it tastes. I added ice cubes to mine to make it nice and chilly. I think next time I'm going to add some flax seed as well. For added protein I would suggest adding greek yogurt or vanilla protein powder. - 12/12/13

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  • Thos is going in my NutriBullet in the near future. Like MissyGeen i freeze my strawberries too..i like my blended drinks cold, unless there's 3 feet of snow outside!!! - 8/30/13

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  • Enjoyed it! - 8/27/13

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  • I like using a half cup of low-fat soy milk for a creamier texture. - 8/5/13

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  • This looked terrible but I love spinach and often wonder how I can add more veggies in the morning. WONDERFUL! I did replace the strawberries with nectarines which I had laying around and fresh juice from one orange. Again, wonderful! - 7/20/13

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  • Great. I drink many of my fruit & veggies. I start with a small handful of almonds for protein, grind them to powder. then added 1/4 C raisins for blood, 2T flaxseed for roughage, then comes the fun. Usually 2Cs of a combination of fruit and veggies. I try different combinations. GOOD - 7/9/13

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  • Sounds Yummy - 6/11/13

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  • I tried this with a scoop of whey protein added to it. It was very good but not cold enough to be refreshing. Next time I'll try using frozen strawberries instead of fresh - 6/2/13

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  • This was my first try at a green smoothie, and it was great! I worried because I am not a fan of raw spinach, but the banana flavor is what came out the strongest in mine. My 5-year-old son loves it, too - after getting part of mine, he asked me to make him more! - 5/10/13

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  • This is almost exactly what I've been mAking for a while. I love them! I also add pineapple and fresh pineapple is especially good. Yummy! I usually add chia seeds and this really thickens it up, especially if left to sit in fridge overnight.
    - 5/10/13

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  • I love these! - 5/4/13

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  • Loved it! - 3/17/13

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  • I often skip dinner, which does not help with my weight loss efforts. This smoothie is so easy to make and tastes incredible! As an added benefit, I include a tbsp of flax seed oil. It is an excellent dinner option...spinach and bananas will never spoil in my home again. - 2/20/13

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  • Adding an orange instead of orange juice helps cut down on the sugar. :) - 2/18/13

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  • I really like this smoothie... first smoothie i ever had with spinach and I am surprised, it was really yummy!! - 2/5/13

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  • Loved it. :) Like everyone else, I made changes to fit my taste-buds.. I used fruits from a bag of mixed fruits and i really packed in the greens. I don't like buying strawberries because they spoil so quickly. - 1/6/13

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  • Me and the wife did not know how these ingredients would come together, but we were surprised! May be the best smoothie we have ever had. - 9/30/12

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  • I would love to try this, but I cannot have seeds of any kind. Strawberries I love but as they could kill me, does anyone have a suggestion on what to replace the strawberries with? Thanks - 9/11/12

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  • I didn't believe it until I swallowed - but I couldn't taste the spinach. Wow! Made mine w/ water rather than oj and it was delish. I love freezing peeled bananas when they're getting too ripe for me to eat for just such occasions. - 8/30/12

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  • I want to try this out but I can't put the strawberries in because I am allergic. Does anyone know what else I could use instead? - 8/13/12

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  • I don't like orange or orange juice but would think this works fine with apple or pineapple juice as well (I just have to check the calorie content). Can't wait to try this! - 8/7/12

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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE anything that gets my 6 year old to get her veggies!!! - 6/16/12

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  • seriously delicious! - 5/10/12

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  • I enjoyed the smoothie, you definitely couldn't taste the spinach. I'm not huge on o.j. though so that's probably why I am not as excited about it as some of the others. It was a little odd mixing bananas and oranges, for my taste anyway. Next time I will just add the spinach to my morning smoothie. - 5/9/12

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  • very good. I used vanilla soymilk instead of the OJ, then added protein powder to make this a complete meal. - 5/8/12

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  • Does anyone know if it tastes just as good with a bit of protein powder mixed in? - 4/5/12

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  • mmmmm ...... gonna try it! - 3/29/12

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  • Can't wait to try as I have a coworker who drinks one very similar. Instead of OJ, try peanut butter. (not sure where her liquid comes from but yogurt or skim milk maybe. she didn't mention OJ) It really is good, if you can get past the greenness.
    - 3/17/12

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  • I used Minute Maid lite OJ, so yummy! - 3/12/12

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  • Amazing - Made double with blueberries and we both love it. Certainly no taste of spinach. I feel healthy already. mh - 3/6/12

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  • yuum - 3/6/12

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  • This is very good - even my 9 year old son loved it! - 3/5/12

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  • This tastes great! Not even a hint of spinach flavor. This is going right to the top of my favs list :-) - 3/2/12

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  • Absolutely WONDERFUL! My 5 year old twins couldn't get enough - and they liked helping to make it, too! This will definitely be a repeat in our house! - 3/1/12

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  • Loved this, and so did my 4 year old, who won't touch spinach with a ten foot pole. - 2/11/12

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  • Great! - 1/17/12

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  • So this disgusting... Wow it is AMAZING! One of the best smoothies I have had!!! I made mine with 2 cups of spinach and a handful of both frozen strawberries and mangoes with closer to a cup of juice and am now addicted!! Try this recipe now!!! - 12/28/11

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  • Delicious! Thank you for sharing. - 12/4/11

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  • Goin Green was great! Even the World's pickiest eater, my 9 year old son, loved it! - 12/2/11

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  • I had no idea what to expect when I made this, but this was really great!! You can't taste the spinach at all. I could only taste the strawberries, bananas, and orange juice. The color is off putting, but I love that I'm adding spinach to my diet! I'm making again tomorrow! - 11/28/11

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  • Use frozen, chopped spinach leaves...they work the best. - 11/12/11

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  • I was kind of scared to try this but was so glad I did.excellent! - 10/5/11

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  • I exchange frozen grape for straberries. It was great.
    - 9/26/11

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  • I enjoy green smoothies and this is an easy one to make- and easy to drink if youve never had a green smoothie. I use green apples instead of strawberries most times. - 9/22/11

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  • Very easy and yummy! I added frozen strawberries & blueberries and yogurt. I will make this again! - 9/19/11

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  • didn't have orange juice, so i switched it with lemonade. still very good! :) - 7/14/11

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  • Surprisingly delish! - 7/1/11

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  • Really like this recipe, thanks! - 4/15/11

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  • pretty good- didn't put OJ in becuase I didn't have nay but it was still good. Will try with OJ next time. I also added navy bean puree (extra protein) and some ground flax seed. It mostly taste like banana's. can't wait to try it with OJ next - 4/13/11

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  • Yummy! I made this with 1 cup spinach and 1 cup kale, trop 50 orange juice for fewer calories and sugar, and 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries instead of just strawberries. The color kinda made me leary but it was yummy! Thanks! - 4/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMGosh!! I love this. Thank you. - 3/27/11

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  • I really enjoyed this. You can slightly taste the spinach, but it is not overpowering. Even my 7yr old enjoyed this nutional drink! - 1/24/11

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  • This sounds great! I just need to pick up some orange juice and some strawberries before making this. Do you think frozen strawberries would work okay(I have an abundance of them lol). - 1/10/11

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  • This was the first smoothie I ever made for myself and you know what??? IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you for the idea. I think next time I'll use a little less orange juice and perhaps add some yogurt (that'll taste good right? :D) - 12/31/10

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  • I guess I'm the lone buzzkill. I can totally taste the spinach, though it's not disgusting. I think I'd use a banana that's a smidge more ripe to have some sweetness. It is very smooth, just not quite my thing. - 9/6/10

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    Yummy! - 8/7/10

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  • I made this and added frozen blueberries! It was quite yummy! - 6/19/10

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    DELISH! - 3/25/10

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  • It's a great combination and you get to mix fruit and veg together, what an added bonus. - 11/23/09

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  • It was yummy!! Couldn't even taste the spinach. :) - 10/22/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Def will try this! - 2/21/09

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