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Banana Spinach Smoothie

What you need: 

1 banana
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups spinach

What you do: 

1) Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy! This tastes amazing and it's a great way to get in all those leafy greens!
Source of recipe: I came up with this while experimenting one day!

Preparation Time: 
3 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is delicious.  Thank you for sharing!

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I haven't tried this yet but I will soon!  I looked up the nutrition info for this recipe...what a powerhouse!

Nutrition Facts

  1 Serving

Amount Per Serving

  Calories 163.5

  Total Fat 1.3 g

      Saturated Fat 0.4 g

      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g

      Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g

  Cholesterol 0.0 mg

  Sodium 96.6 mg

  Potassium 1,255.2 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 38.3 g

      Dietary Fiber 5.6 g

      Sugars 20.6 g

  Protein 5.1 g

  Vitamin A 227.9 %

  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

  Vitamin B-6 47.5 %

  Vitamin C 108.3 %

  Vitamin D 0.0 %

  Vitamin E 13.5 %

  Calcium 13.2 %

  Copper 15.2 %

  Folate 66.5 %

  Iron 20.7 %

  Magnesium 34.0 %

  Manganese 63.6 %

  Niacin 8.4 %

  Pantothenic Acid    5.0 %

  Phosphorus    8.9 %

  Riboflavin 21.1 %

  Selenium 3.6 %

  Thiamin 14.3 %

  Zinc 5.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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I was inspired by this recipe to try making my own spinach smoothie today! I blended (about) 3/4 cup Silk vanilla soymilk, 1/2 banana, 1/2 peach, and a handful of fresh baby spinach, which made enough for one serving. I didn't even need to add sugar, and it was delicious and filling! The green color was very nice too.

Although I am a vegan I have a very very hard time with leafy greens - this will be my new way of sneaking them into my diet!  ;)b

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