Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie Recipe
Green Machine Smoothie Recipe
photo by PerfectSmoothie

Yummy! This smoothie recipe tastes like fresh green vegetables out of the garden. Why cover up that awesome flavor with too much sweet fruit or juice? The parsley gives the smoothie a fresh, almost savory taste. One serving of this smoothie is only 120 calories. It is high in at least 10 important nutrients, including fiber and iron. The fact that the leaves are ground up may increase the absorption of the iron from the fibrous leaves of the spinach and kale. The high vitamin C content provides an acidic environment for iron to be absorbed in the body.

Ingredients: 
½ cucumber, peeled
½ cup fresh green beans
2 cups kale leaves
2 cups spinach leaves (fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp parsley
1 ½ cups apple juice
1 cup ice cubes
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in the order of items listed.
Tips: 
To significantly reduce preparation and blending time try using one of our recommended high end smoothie blenders.
Rating: 

Average: 4.1 (27 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 3 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 5 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 2 servings, equal to 2 pints (24 ounces).
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 120
Protein: 4.2 grams
Fat: 0.9 grams
Carbs: 27.2 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (446.1 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.9g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
27.2g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
15.3g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 274% • Vitamin C 253%
Calcium 16% • Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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