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Lucky Green Smoothie

Lucky Green Smoothie

Drink in good health all year, not just on St. Patrick’s Day. This delicious, healthy smoothie features spinach and kale—the cancer-fighting greens that keep you going—as well as sweet grapes, a pear, orange and banana.

Recipe created by Jim Perko, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cleaned spinach leaves, firmly packed
  • 1 cup cleaned kale, roughly chopped, firmly packed
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 Bartlett pear – core, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 orange – peeled, pith removed, quartered
  • 1 banana – peeled
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups ice

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Process on low speed for 15 seconds.
  3. Increase to medium speed, then high speed.
  4. Process until well blended.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Makes 5 servings

Per serving (1 cup)

  • Calories: 80
  • Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Sugars: 12 g  
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 0 g   
  • Sodium: 15 mg

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