Sneaky Spinach Chia Smoothie Recipe

Sneaky Spinach Chia Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer

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Trying to find more ways to incorporate healthy greens into your diet? Sneak a little spinach into your smoothie — the fruits are so balanced, you won’t even notice that the spinach is there.  Chia seeds add protein, calcium, and antioxidants.

1
Servings
965
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup coconut water
  • ½ Cup blueberries
  • 1 Cup baby spinach
  • 2/3 Cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ Cup cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ Cup pineapple

Directions

Place the coconut water, then the softest fruit, on the bottom of the blender. Layer the heavier and firmer items on top. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
40g
44%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
189g
100%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
225mg
23%
Choline, total
61mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
158mg
49%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
534mg
76%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
673mg
45%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
112g
4%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.