A Not So Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe (Apple, Pineapple, Kale, Broccoli, Cucumber)

A Not So Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe (Apple, Pineapple, Kale, Broccoli, Cucumber)
A Not So Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe (Apple, Pineapple, Kale, Broccoli, Cucumber)

Not really crazy about starting days with overly sweet things.  I came up with this mix because it’s just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness of the greens, but doesn’t taste like you just downed a pureed fruit salad.

Rader Farms Frozen Smoothie Bag Mixes
Rader Farms Frozen Smoothie Bag Mixes

12 ozs (1/4 bag) of Fresh Start Fusion Daily Power frozen mix (green apple, pineapple, kale, broccoli) – it’s a Walmart thing – or just substitute the same with the individual ingredients, plus ice cubes, if you don’t want to freeze everything

Labne - kefir thick yogurt
Labne – kefir thick yogurt

4 ozs. Labne yoghurt/kefir (this is a very thick and dense yogurt, without any sweeteners or additives – several brands work, but you can substitute a home-made version by straining a non-sweetened plain yogurt in cheesecloth overnight, which will remove a lot of the extra whey liquid and create a denser protein content.)

Sprig of fresh mint

4 ozs. fresh cucumber

1 T fresh lemon juice

Blend it to desired smoothness.

Estimated nutritional content:

Calories 190 Sodium 95 mg
Total Fat 8 g Potassium 206 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 24 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 12 g
Trans 0 g Protein 9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 90% Calcium 150%
Vitamin C 180% Iron 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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