Green Smoothie

As demonstrated in the “Green” episode of Live It – March 2017

Watch the episode here.

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peaches
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 2–4 ice cubes

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. 

 

Note: Experiment with different juices and fruits for a variety of flavors! Mango, kiwi, green grapes and green apple are other fruits that work well in green smoothies. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 2 servings

Calories  188.1

Total Fat  2.2 g

Sodium  42.7 mg

Potassium  615.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate  37.0 g

Dietary Fiber  6.1 g

Sugars  24.8 g

Protein  7.9 g

Vitamin A  62.4%

Vitamin B-6  22.9%

Vitamin C  54.7%

Vitamin D  6.3%

Vitamin E  5.6%

Calcium  9.1%

Copper  9.2%

Folate  20.1%

Iron  6.9%

Magnesium  13.2%

Manganese  51.3%

Niacin  6.0%

Pantothenic Acid  3.7%

Phosphorus  10.0%

Riboflavin  15.3%

Thiamin  9.5%

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.