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Spooky Smoothie

I'll start off by saying that I'm pretty lucky to have kids who eat their greens. But even if I didn't, I think this Spooky Green Smoothie would be irresistible to them. If you have a kid who avoids eating his or her greens, this drink treat (just in time for Halloween) may just be the answer to your prayers.
On a vegetable nutrition ranking, spinach is way up at the top in terms of vitamin and mineral richness. Packed with vitamins K and A, magnesium, and folate — just to name just a few — there's no doubt why Popeye ate so much of the stuff. It gives this delicious drink a beautiful green color as well as a mild, sweet flavor that will surprise you. With the added (healthy) sweetness from banana and agave, this smoothie will be the perfect Hallo-WEE-n treat for your kids and their friends this holiday. My hope is that they like it so much, you'll be making it year-round!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or agave
  • 4 Cups fresh spinach, packed into the measuring cup

Directions

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree on high for 1 minute until smooth. Serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving158
Total Fat4g7%
Sugar19gN/A
Saturated2g12%
Cholesterol12mg4%
Protein5g11%
Carbs27g9%
Vitamin A199µg22%
Vitamin B120.5µg9.2%
Vitamin B60.4mg17.7%
Vitamin C14mg24%
Vitamin D2µgN/A
Vitamin E0.8mg3.8%
Vitamin K146µg100%
Calcium171mg17%
Fiber2g10%
Folate (food)78µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)78µg20%
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium54mg14%
Monounsaturated1gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg3.9%
Phosphorus132mg19%
Polyunsaturated0.3gN/A
Potassium575mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.5%
Sodium77mg3%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg6.7%
Zinc0.7mg4.8%
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