Green smoothie #1

I have an ongoing breakfast dilemma. First of all, it’s hard for me to get started in the morning. I am a slow waker-upper. Also, I am just not very hungry when I wake up. Nevertheless, I know it’s important to start with a good breakfast. And, finally, I need something fast because my kids are up very early every day, regardless of whether they have school or school vacation.

I’ve been reading a lot about the power of green smoothies.  These drinks are usually made with green raw leafy vegetables—such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, etc.—and  fruit(s)—such as oranges, kiwis, apples, etc. They’re high in fiber, low-calorie, and rich in vitamins and nutrients.

The other day, I decided to dump a bunch of ingredients into my blender, and it came out delicious.

What a great way to start the day

What a great way to start the day

So I thought I’d post it. It is chock full of vitamins and gives you a full day’s worth (5 servings) of fruit and vegetables in a single blender.  I had a glass then put the blender in the fridge and had the rest midmorning. I have a feeling I’m going to be making more of these smoothies, so  I named this recipe #1.

Green smoothie #1

Green smoothie #1

Try it! Your tongue won’t believe your eyes that there’s spinach in here.

Green smoothie #1
Serves 2
What a delicious, nutritious way to start the day
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
278 calories
46 g
0 g
9 g
14 g
1 g
744 g
346 g
19 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
744g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 346mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 16g
66%
Sugars 19g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
800%
Vitamin C
223%
Calcium
44%
Iron
67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 banana, peeled and coarsely chopped
  2. 1 apple, cored and coarsely chopped
  3. 1/2 avocado
  4. 2-3 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves (preferably organic), washed
  5. 1 cup cold water
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed.
  2. Mix.
Notes
  1. Variations: add some mâche leaves, a dash of lemon juice, some mint, or some ice cubes.
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calories
278
fat
9g
protein
14g
carbs
46g
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4 Responses to Green smoothie #1 (dairy free)

  1. Amdnarg says:

    Looks delish. Love the photos too.

  2. Margaret says:

    In the USA there’s a bottled product called “NAKED” and your smoothie looks just like one of theirs, and I like yours better (!!!). A great reminder of fresh greens and healthy foods and the power of the blender. THANKS!

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