Green smoothies seem to be everywhere these days – and for good reason: they’re an absolutely fantastic way to “trick” yourself into getting more nutrient-rich greens into your diet. If you’re new to this trend, or if you simply would rather dip your toe before jumping into the all-out green goopy smoothie (don’t be fooled by the look, they can actually be delicious, as well as nutritious), we’ve found a green smoothie that has been berried up – making it, in fact, not actually green in color at all (slightly more palatable for newbies) and naturally slightly sweeter.
This original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of honey – feel free to add if you need it a little more sweet to cover up the kale, but to be honest the raspberries are enough for me – and it saves us a bit of the sugar.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup shredded kale
- 1 cup ice
- 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
- 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
Combine all ingredients into a blender or magic bullet, blend until smooth!
See full recipe on myrecipes.com – from Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, CarbLovers Diet Cookbook, Health
- Calories: 248
- Fat: 5.6g
- Saturated fat: 0.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
- Protein: 9g
- Carbohydrate: 47g
- Fiber: 8g
- Cholesterol: 2mg
- Iron: 0.0mg
- Sodium: 77mg
- Calcium: 0.0mg