Healthy Green Smoothie – Fun, Festive and Full of Nutrition

healthy green smoothie

Fun and Festive Healthy Green Smoothie

My healthy Green Smoothie from my Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook, is a fun way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and National Nutrition Month, because this gluten free, and diabetic friendly snack is such a fresh and yummy way to sneak in fruit and veggies into your day. Feel free to adjust ingredient amounts to your preference and add your favorite fruits and vegetables.

healthy green smoothie

Full of Nutrition – Fruit, Veggies and Protein Packed

Bright green spinach and bananas pack my healthy Green Smoothie with vitamins and minerals, while skim milk and Greek yogurt give it low sugar protein and creaminess. You know spinach is loaded with healthy nutrients by the rich color green; boasting powerful antioxidant protection, and you can add it to any dish you can – even smoothies! Kids of all ages will love the boost this easy healthy recipe gives!

healthy green smoothie

Green Smoothie from Holly Clegg’s Trim and Terrific Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook

Fresh and invigorating, this delightful and nutritious smoothie will be satisfying morning, noon or night. This makes 2 servings, but easily can double amounts to feed more.

Makes 2 (1-cup) servings

1 cup packed baby spinach
1/3 cup coconut water
1/3 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup skim milk
Half banana
2/3 cup ice

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 79 kcal, Calories from fat 3%, Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium 90 mg, Carbohydrates 14 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Total Sugars 10 g, Protein 6 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk

Terrific Tip: Add more liquid to reach desired consistency of this healthy green smoothie, or add more ice to thicken.

Visit my blog for more fun healthy easy recipes.One of my other favorite recipes is the Snack Mix from Eating Well Through Cancer. and it is the perfecct sweet and salty combination always making you go back for more.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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