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Morning 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Aug 1, 2012

This drink can be composed in a juicer or a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix. The latter may result in a juice that is thicker and contains more fiber. By keeping each blended ingredient separate, you can customize the flavor of this drink. You may have better results processing the banana in a blender than in a juicer. Try it as is or mix it with a cup of almond milk.

If you're drinking this right away, it's best to start with chilled ingredients.

Make Ahead: The ingredients can be juiced or blended separately and refrigerated for an hour or two before serving, stirring just before serving.


Servings: 1 generous serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1 medium carrot, trimmed, peeled if desired (and cut into pieces as needed)
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored (and cut into pieces as needed)
  • 1 cup blueberries, stemmed
  • 1 medium banana (peeled)

Directions

If desired, have four 4-ounce containers or glasses (to keep the juiced ingredients separate as you work) and a 20-ounce glass or drinking container at hand.

Process the spinach and carrot together, then the apple, blueberries and banana separately, transferring them to individual containers or glasses as needed. To serve, pour/blend each into the 20-ounce glass or drinking container; stir and/or strain to the desired consistency.


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From Bob Carden, a Washington video producer and documentary filmmaker.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 320


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 70mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates: 82g 27%

Dietary Fiber: 14g 56%

Sugar: 52g

Protein: 5g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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