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Recipe: Pineapple Green Smoothie

October 22, 2019

Yield: 1 serving

Servings: 1

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Recipe Description:

Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

Recipe Steps:

  1. Add almond milk and yogurt to a blender, then add spinach, banana, pineapple, chia and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 297 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 29 g total sugars; 13 g protein; 10 g fiber; 145 mg sodium; 1038 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (102% daily value), Vitamin A (64% dv), Magnesium (31% dv), Calcium & Potassium (30% dv), Folate (28% dv)

3 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 lowfat milk, 1/2 fat

Recipe Disclaimer(s):

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