Green Power Smoothie


I was so excited when I tried this super healthy smoothie for the first time. I hesitated to taste it; a smoothie made with two cups of spinach sounds...atrocious. But it's really delicious! Really. All you can taste is the fruit. I PROMISE. I made one for my mom, and I didn't tell her what I put in it. She genuinely thought the green color came from a kiwi.

A kiwi. 

This is great if you're looking for a detox recipe, or if you're just wanting something light that offers a boost of energy. And with only four ingredients, it's ridiculously easy to make.

There's another plus to this chilly green beverage- you'll feel like a legitimate health nut while drinking it. Observers will think you're crazy dedicated for downing a cup of spinach juice. (You don't have to let them know how pleasantly fruity it tastes.)


Ingredients

2 cups raw spinach
1 pear, chopped
1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup of orange juice

Directions

Put everything into a blender and blend it to your heart's content! Makes one serving.

Tip: this is best when it's really cold. You could also try freezing the pear as well. I did that once, and it worked pretty nicely.

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 329
Fat: 0
Fiber: 9
Carbs: 79
Sodium: 25
Protein: 5
Weight Watchers Points: 6
PointsPlus: 8

3 comments

Natasha L'nei said...

Yum. I've been hesitant to try these kind of shakes...but I loathe vegetables, all veggies..have since I was a kid... But I figure that 24 is a good age to start taking care of my body ;) I even bought some spinach for a smoothie...but it's in the freezer. Maybe I'll take it out now! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :D

Jenny said...

You're welcome! Thanks for commenting. Hope you enjoy the recipe; it really is tasty!

Electric Blender said...

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