Breakfast Green Smoothie

Dec 18 2013

Don’t be afraid by the color of this smoothie. Green smoothies are an easy way to add vegetables to your diet. What’s even better is that they taste delicious!

Recipe adapted from Courtney Reynolds, comreyno@gmail.com

Serves 1

Dietitian's Tip: 

Sometimes it can be hard to include the recommended 2-3 cups of vegetables in your diet each week. Adding spinach to a basic smoothie boosts the nutritional content without compromising taste! Spinach is a super food high in antioxidants and many important nutrients including iron, potassium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Oats add an extra boost of fiber to help keep you full until lunch! 

Ingredients: 

1 medium banana
1 cup baby spinach, packed
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup whole oats
3/4 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation: 

Blend milk, yogurt, and oats in blender for 15 seconds on high speed. Add mango, spinach, vanilla, and banana. Blend until smooth.
*Note- to add extra thickness to smoothie peel and freeze bananas the night before.

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 350 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 77 g carbohydrates, 12 g protein, 9 g fiber , 300 mg sodium, 652 mg potassium, 32 mg magnesium, 385 mg calcium