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Tropical Green Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is light, fresh and utterly satisfying. Enjoy it as a day starter or a mid-afternoon snack. 

From Straight from the Earth: Irresistable Vegan Recipes for Everyone by Myra Goodman & Marea Goodman

Prep time: 15 min | 2 Servings

Ingredients

12 oz

coconut water

2 cup

(packed) Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach

1

ripe medium banana (fresh or frozen - peel & slice before freezing)

¾ cup

frozen pineapple

½ cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Frozen Mango Chunks

2

Earthbound Farm Organic Dates (cut into thirds)

1

Lime, zest & juice only (or 1/2 large lime, zest and juice only)

2 Tbsp

ground flaxseeds (optional)

Directions

Place the coconut water and spinach in a blender and blend until smooth.

Add the banana, pineapple, mango, dates, lime zest and juice, and flaxseed (if using) to the blender. Pulse until the big chunks of fruit are broken up, and then blend until very smooth, about 1 minute.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Per serving, with flaxseed: Calories 270, Fat 3.5 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 220 mg, Carbohydrates 60 grams, Fiber 9 grams, Sugars 44 grams, Protein 5 grams. Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 80%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%.

Per serving, no flaxseed: Calories 230, Fat 0.5 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 220 mg, Carbohydrates 58 grams, Fiber 7 grams, Sugars 44 grams, Protein 4 grams. Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 80%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%.

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