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Berry Green Smoothie

Photo: Colin Price
Active time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 1 (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Smoothies are a quick way to get extra fruits vegetables and fiber in your day if you’re smart about ingredients. Avoid juices and powders with added sugars or sweeteners; instead choose whole, ripe fruit to naturally add a sweet touch. It’s also important to incorporate a protein source to help keep you fueled all morning. If preparing dairy-free, make sure to use soy-based yogurt; this is one of the few dairy-free yogurts that provides an amount of protein close to what’s in Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 297
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 54 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 75 mg
  • calcium 229 mg
  • sugars 33 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.