This is a delicious, naturally sweet, light smoothie. It’s packed with nutrients thanks to the leafy green veggies. You’ll find Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, fiber, iron aplenty, and do yourself a bundle of good drinking it.
It’s great for a snack or to drink with your breakfast. And although it makes about a pint, we don’t recommend you drink the whole thing yourself – it’s a ‘sharing smoothie’ :o)
The recipe comes from Kristin at IowaGirlEats and the details are at the end. Kristin says …
Normally I would never put juice in a smoothie – I prefer to eat my calories vs drink them (except when they’re in fermented grape form, of course) – but for me the pros outweigh the cons in this case. Loads of healthy, dark leafy greens more than make up for using 100% apple juice as the blending liquid, plus the taste is just so gosh darn good. That said, if you want to cut down on sugar you could try using coconut water in place of some of the juice. I tried water and it tasted a little bland.
Another way to lower the risk of a sugar high is to introduce some healthy fat like coconut, flaxseed or avocado and some oats for protein and to increase the roughage. This is especially important if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
A note of caution to anyone with thyroid issues, taking prescribed warfarin or is prone to kidney stones: check with you medical professional before taking this smoothie.
That’s not scare you, but some of the nutrients can interfere with these issues and we wouldn’t want anyone becoming ill from taking too much.
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