Lean, Mean, Green Smoothie

Staff Writer
Lean, Mean, Green Smoothie
David Venable

This smoothie is packed with good-for-you fruits and vegetables, but tastes like a sweet treat. 

Recipe Courtesy of Chef David Venable

2
Servings
318
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 1/2 Cup honeydew, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Cup loosely packed chopped kale, stems removed
  • 1 Cup loosely packed baby spinach, stems removed
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and halved
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and quartered
  • 3/4 Cups cold water
  • 1-2 Cup ice

Directions

Place the grapes, honeydew, kale, spinach, banana, avocado, pear, water, and ice in a blender (in the order listed) and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and pourable. Serve immediately.

Smoothie Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Smoothie Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
45g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
66g
22%
Vitamin A
124µg
14%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
31.7%
Vitamin C
55mg
92%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
164µg
100%
Calcium
71mg
7%
Fiber
10g
42%
Folate (food)
127µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
127µg
32%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
102mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1201mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.6%
Sodium
57mg
2%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.7%