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Raspberry-Banana-Beet Green Smoothie

Per Serving

Raspberry-Banana-Beet Green Smoothie

Makes: 3
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 125
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 22 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Potassium 530 mg
Protein 5 g
Phosphorus 155 mg
Choices: Fruit 1.5, Fat-free milk 0.5
  • Makes: 3
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup chopped fresh beet greens, cleaned, patted dry, thick stems removed and discarded
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 med. frozen banana,* cut into chunks
2 tsp. honey
1 cup cold water
1 cup plain nonfat regular or Greek-style yogurt, divided
*How to freeze a banana: Peel the banana and place it in a zippered plastic bag. Freeze overnight or for 8 hours. Remove the banana from the freezer and let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before using.

Directions

  1. Place the beet greens, raspberries, banana, and honey in a blender. Add the water and puree until smooth.
  2. Strain the puree through a sieve over a widemouthed pitcher or bowl to remove the raspberry seeds. Whisk in 3/4 cup of the yogurt.
  3. Divide the smoothie among 3 glasses; swirl the remaining yogurt on top of each smoothie and serve.
 
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