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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pineapple Kale Smoothie


The Best Green Smoothie Ever!



For breakfast daily, I throw whatever I have that is fresh into the blender and call it done. It is usually not worth writing down the combination, but today was special, it was a glass full of joy!  I would bet any first time green smoothie drinker would be happy with this one too, even the kids!  So if you have shied away from green smoothies because you didn’t like the taste, try this one. It’s amazing (and packed with nutrition!)

Here is all I did, and it was purely MAGICAL ~

Pineapple Kale Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (and some of the juice)
2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
1 large handful organic Kale
¼ cup fresh broccoli sprouts (any sprout would be good!)
Blend and pour into large tumbler (makes 32 ounces) and enjoy!!
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Nutritional information for Pineapple Kale Smoothie:
Calories - 307
   From Fat - 0
Protein – 8.1g               16% of RDA
Carbohydrates – 47g    15% of RDA
Sugars – 16.9 g
Dietary fiber – 18.9g     72% of RDA
Total Fat – 3.5               9%  of RDA
    Saturated Fat - 0
    Monounsaturated Fat –3.3
    Polyunsaturated Fat – 0.2
Total trans fatty acids 0.0
Total Omega-3 fatty acids – 3350.9 mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids – 967.7 mg
Contains no cholesterol
Phytosterols - 23.9 mg
 Sodium – 29 mg
Calcium - 142.4 mg        14% of RDA
Iron – 2.3 mg                  12% of RDA
Copper  - 0.6 mg             30% of RDA
Magnesium – 58.8 mg     16% of RDA
Phosphorus – 70.1 mg       7% of RDA
Manganese – 1.5 mg        75% of RDA
Selenium – 4.5 mcg            8% of RDA
Zinc – 1.2 mg                     9% of RDA
Vitamin A – 10,401 IU -  200% of RDA
Vitamin C -  127 mg –     200% o RDA
Vitamin E – 0.1 mg -      0.03% of RDA
Vitamin K – 551.6 mcg   680% of RDA
Thiamin – 0.2 mg              16% of RDA
Riboflavin – 0.2 mg          16% of RDA
Niacin – 1.6 mg                10% of RDA
Vitamin B6 – 0.6 mg          35% of RDA
Folate – 62.6 mcg             16% of RDA
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4 comments:

  1. No lie, I make this green smoothie quite often except sometimes I use water instead of the almond milk but both are good! I am having a new loave affair with broccoli sproits in my smoothies as well! Enjoy!!

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  2. Wow, Christine, that is awesome, great minds think alike, hehe!

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