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Blueberry spinach smoothie

English | español

Whip up a batch of this healthy smoothie for breakfast or snack. It's a great way to get kids (and grown-ups) to eat their greens!

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup fresh strawberries or other fresh or frozen red or purple fruit

1 ripe banana, peeled

1 cup spinach leaves

1 cup plain yogurt

3/4 cup skim or low-fat milk

Directions

Time needed: 10 minutes preparation

  1. Wash spinach and strawberries (or other fresh fruit). Remove stems.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Calories 109
Total Fat: 0.6 g
Saturated Fat: .2 g
Cholesterol: 2.1 mg
Sodium: 73.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 21.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
Total Sugar: 15.7 g
Protein: 6 g

Allergens: Dairy

Tips and variations

Add ice to thicken the smoothie.

Add water, milk or 100% fruit juice to blend more smoothly.

Use any combination of fresh and frozen fruit.

Try kale or other greens in place of or in addition to the spinach.

Source

This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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