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The Green Machine Smoothie

The Green Machine Smoothie 2.000
Local Living Sep 9, 2011

This drink has calcium, chlorophyll, protein, vitamins such as C, K and A, and minerals such as potassium and iron.

Servings: 2
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 3/4 cup packed leafy greens, such as spinach or kale (stems removed)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Splash vanilla extract (optional)


Combine the banana, greens, almond butter, almond milk, water and vanilla extract, if desired, in a blender. Puree until smooth.

Divide between glasses; serve immediately.

VARIATION: Optional items that can be added include flax seed oil (for omega 3 essential fatty acids); a handful of dark, leafy greens (for calcium, vitamins and fiber); green food powder (such has powdered spinach, for calcium and vitamins); raw apple cider (for blood alkalinity).

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From Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner of Nourish Schools LLC.

Tested by Mari-Jane Williams.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 140

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 15mg 1%

Total Carbohydrates: 21g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 7g

Protein: 4g

*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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