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Summer Smoothies and Juices

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 2
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Ingredients

2
cups water or 1 cup almond milk and 1 cup water/coconut water
3
kale leaves
3
leaves romaine lettuce
1
bunch fresh spinach, washed
1
frozen banana, in thick slices
1
pear, core removed
1/2
cup blueberries
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
1/2
avocado
1
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil
Cinnamon powder, to taste (optional)
2
tablespoons almond butter
Maca, to taste (optional)
Raw chocolate powder, to taste (optional)
Dates, to taste (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
391.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24.5g
38%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Sodium
289.6mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
40.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
15.4g
62%
Sugars
18.3g
Protein
12.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
167.20%
167%
Calcium
33.10%
33%
Iron
37.90%
38%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Use fresh and organic products.

Use frozen fruits to give the smoothie an ice cream texture.

Use Greek yogurt instead of almond or coconut milk.

For a super nutritious smoothie, don’t process the ingredients for more than 90 seconds.

Directions

  • 1 In a blender, add water (or water and milk) and the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you have a soft homogenous mixture. Add more water or milk if you need to adjust the consistency. Serve with a few pieces of chocolate or shredded coconut as garnish.

Smoothies and juices are very popular right now, but they’re more than a trend. They’re the perfect way to get your daily intake of necessary fruits and vegetables. Additionally, they make it easier to digest those nutrients. I would like to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It has the added benefit of being popular with the kids, it’s a great way to get them to eat their fruits and veggies!

Rate and Comment

Fernanda Beccaglia Fernanda Beccaglia
September 20, 2016

Smoothies and juices are very popular right now, but they’re more than a trend. They’re the perfect way to get your daily intake of necessary fruits and vegetables. Additionally, they make it easier to digest those nutrients. I would like to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It has the added benefit of being popular with the kids, it’s a great way to get them to eat their fruits and veggies!