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Tropical Power Smoothies

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Tropical Power Smoothies
  • Prep 8 min
  • Total 8 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 2
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Broccoli joins avocado and coconut milk in these flavorful smoothies--a great start to a busy day!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 oz) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 avocado half, pitted and peeled
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Directions

  • 1
    Cook broccoli as directed on bag. Rinse with cold water until cooled. Drain.
  • 2
    In blender, place 1/4 cup of the cooked broccoli and remaining ingredients. (Cover and refrigerate remaining broccoli for another use.) Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    For food safety reasons, frozen vegetables must be cooked.
  • tip 2
    You can use reduced-fat coconut milk, but the smoothies may be slightly less thick. Leftover milk can be frozen in small quantities for future uses.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Broccoli joins avocado and coconut milk in these flavorful smoothies--a great start to a busy day!
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