Balanced Green Smoothie

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 0 min 1
Balanced Green Smoothie
Health Rating
High in iron, this green smoothie is the perfect start of your day.

Ingredients


1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened (can use coconut)
2 cup Baby spinach (or any greens you prefer)
1 tsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1 tsp Chia seeds (or hemp seeds)
1 small Banana (s) (ripe, see notes)
2 tbsp Almonds, raw
1/2 cup Frozen raspberries (or any berries you prefer)
1/8 tsp Cinnamon (a pinch, optional)
1 scoop fermented vegan proteins+ (vanilla), Genuine Health (any flavor)

Instructions


1. Combine milk, spinach, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, banana, almonds, raspberries and cinnamon (optional) all in a blender.

 

2. Blend on high until smooth and pour into a tall clear glass. See notes for alternatives and sweetener.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 578
Calories from fat 154
Calories from saturated fat 11.5
Total Fat 17.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 509 mg
Potassium 1196 mg
Total Carbohydrate 70 g
Dietary Fiber 13.7 g
Sugars 41 g
Protein 36 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 2.8
Meat Alternative 0.7
Milk Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 1.9

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

A ripe banana is often sweet enough, so you likely won't need to add any sweetener. If you prefer sweeter, you can add 1 date.

Keep ripe bananas in the freezer, They give a wonderful creamy consistency to smoothies.

No soy milk?

Substitute for unsweetened almond, cashew, coconut or oat milk.

No raspberries?

Use blueberries or strawberries instead.

No spinach?

Use kale or swiss chard.


Nutritional Highlights:

Banana

High in a special type of fiber called pectin that helps to balance blood sugar levels and resistant starch that aids in digestive health. Pectin and resistant starch decrease with ripeness.

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