Zero Cholesterol Recipe of Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie

Posted on March 10, 2014 | by
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Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie = Low Cholesterol Food

Smoothies—a great way to get your greens

Green smoothies are an effortless way to make sure you consume your greens, in addition to fresh fruits on a daily basis!

Just blend and drink for your morning wake up call, post workout snack, or on the go breakfast.

Select the smoothie flavors you desire below:

Base:

Choose 1 Green:

Spinach, kale, collard greens

Choose 1 Fruit:

Banana, apple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, peach, pear

Note: *1 serving of fruit is 1 cup per serving. If want to add 2 fruits, add ½ cup of each fruit.

Choose Liquid (4 fl oz, you can always add more liquid to meet the consistency you desire):

Unsweetened original or vanilla almond milk, soymilk, water, orange juice, green tea

Optional Smoothie Additions:

Choose 1+ Super Food:

Chia seeds, ground flaxseed, ginger, nut butter, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, whey protein powder

Choose 1+ Flavors:

Fresh basil leaves, fresh mint leaves, vanilla extract, almond extract, mint extract

Choose 1 Sweetener:

Stevia, splenda, pure maple syrup, honey, agave syrup

Saint Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a Mint Shake! Try this week’s green smoothie recipe, Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie!

Low cholesterol recipe of minty fresh shamrock smoothie that is highly nutritious:

Minty Fresh Shamrock Smoothie

Freeze unpeeled ripe bananas (sliced or cut in half) in a zip lock bag or airtight plastic container to make your smoothie creamier and of course cold!

Yield: 1 serving (12 fl oz)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (4 fl oz) of unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened soy milk)
  • 2 oz of vanilla greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp of mint extract
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach (about 1 handful)
  • ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves, tightly packed
  • Optional Sweetener- 1 packet of stevia or splenda, ½ Tablespoon of pure maple syrup
  • Optional Chocolate Flavor- 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or cocoa nibs

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend ingredients until a smooth consistency.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories: 139 kcal
Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 21g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 129 mg

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