Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

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Ingredients


1/3 avocado(s) Avocado
2 cup Baby spinach
4 cube(s) Ice cubes
1 medium Pear
1/2 cup Water

Instructions


Prepare ingredients - Cut pear in half, remove steam and seeds. Wash baby spinach.

Pour water and place ice cubes in blender first. Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 240
Calories from fat 93
Calories from saturated fat 13.2
Total Fat 10.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Potassium 846 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 11.0 g
Sugars 16.8 g
Protein 3.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 1
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources


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  • Karen  Gunnhe Karen Gunnhe (Nov. 20, 2017, 10:43 p.m.)

    Aren't the carbohydrates high

    • Ola Pabjas Ola Pabjas (Nov. 21, 2017, 11:18 a.m.)

      Hi Karen, great question!

      Canadian Dietary reference intakes suggest that adults consume 45% to 65% of their total calories from carbohydrates. So if the other foods in your day are more substantial in protein and fat, having this smoothie can be perfectly fine.

      I'd like to point out that there is also quite a bit of fiber in this recipe (11 g/serving). This is important for how your body digests food. You can think of it this way: fibre slows your body's absorption of carbohydrates. The more fibre, the more gradually your blood sugars will increase which will keep you full for longer and give you sustained energy.

      However, if you prefer to have a more balanced smoothie there are many options! You can add a few spoonfuls of plain greek yogurt, a healthy splash of plain kefir, a handful of unsalted almonds, a couple spoons of natural almond butter, or a scoop of your favourite protein powder.

      You can also check out our Balanced Green Smoothie for a good recipe: https://www.mealgarden.com/recipe/balanced-breakfast-smoothie/?shr=5447

      All the best! :)

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