By Dr. Janet Brill
Smoothies—a great way to get your greens
Green smoothies are an effortless way to make sure you consume your greens, in addition to fresh fruits on a daily basis!
Just blend and drink for your morning wake up call, post workout snack, or on the go breakfast.
Select the smoothie flavors you desire below:
Choose 1 Green:
Spinach, kale, collard greens
Choose 1 Fruit:
Banana, apple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, peach, pear
Note: *1 serving of fruit is 1 cup per serving. If want to add 2 fruits, add ½ cup of each fruit.
Choose Liquid (4 fl oz, you can always add more liquid to meet the consistency you desire):
Unsweetened original or vanilla almond milk, soymilk, water, orange juice, green tea
Optional Smoothie Additions:
Choose 1+ Super Food:
Chia seeds, ground flaxseed, ginger, nut butter, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, whey protein powder
Choose 1+ Flavors:
Fresh basil leaves, fresh mint leaves, vanilla extract, almond extract, mint extract
Choose 1 Sweetener:
Stevia, splenda, pure maple syrup, honey, agave syrup
Saint Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a Mint Shake! Try this week’s green smoothie recipe, Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie!
Low cholesterol recipe of minty fresh shamrock smoothie that is highly nutritious:
Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie
Freeze unpeeled ripe bananas (sliced or cut in half) in a zip lock bag or airtight plastic container to make your smoothie creamier and of course cold!
Yield: 1 serving (12 fl oz)
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend ingredients until a smooth consistency.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 139 kcal
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 129 mg