Eat Healthy: Coconut & Blueberry Green Smoothie

30 Mar

Source: Eating Well

Smoothies are perfect for breakfast or a snack throughout the day. What’s even better is a healthy,tasteful and quick smoothie. On today’s blog we feature the Coconut & Blueberry Green Smoothie. Read for the Recipe, Nutritional Facts and Healthy Tip on this “so good” smoothie

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Ingredients

3/4 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed baby spinach
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chia or hemp seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)

How to:

Combine blueberries, spinach, coconut milk, yogurt, chia (or hemp) and maple syrup (or agave), if using, in a blender. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice.

Nutritional Facts

  • Per serving: 250 calories; 11 g fat (7 g sat, 0 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 14 g total sugars; 12 g protein; 7 g fiber; 208 mg sodium; 231 mg potassium.
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (54% daily value), Calcium (47% dv), Vitamin C (16% dv), Magnesium (15% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 reduced-fat milk, 1 1/2 fat

Tip

Chia (or hemp) seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost in this healthy smoothie recipe. Look for chia seeds near whole-grain flours and/or nuts and seeds.

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