Go Green Shake

by in Healthy Recipes, March 15, 2012
green smoothie
Skip the Shamrock Shake and make an emerald shake instead.

Pass on fast food milkshakes that are infused with artificial colors; in honor of St. Patrick we’re giving a real green drink a try.

It’s Not Easy Being Green
Green foods are bursting with nutrients but they may not top your list of smoothie ingredients. But you’re in luck — the right combo of fruits and vegetables makes a mean, green drink.

Go Green Shake
Serves: 1

1/2 banana, chopped (*see cooks tip)
1 kiwi, chopped
½ cup kale
½ granny smith apple
¼ cup white grape juice
¼ avocado, diced

Ice cubes to taste

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

*Cooks Tip: freeze banana ahead of time for an extra creamy smoothie

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Calories: 250
Total Fat:  6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 50 grams
Sugars: 31 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Sodium:  27 milligrams
Cholesterol:  0  milligrams
Fiber:  9 grams

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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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