A “Berry” Green Smoothie

Eat Healthy

If you’ve recently decided to add more greens into your diet, great job!

Vegetables are important sources of many key nutrients our bodies need to thrive, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K, just to name a few.

But sometimes a salad just won’t do, which is where a green smoothie comes in to play.

Green smoothies are a quick, easy and delicious way to get all the nutrients fruits and vegetables provide.

This smoothie is best made in a high-speed blender or NutriBullet to preserve all of its nutrients, including dietary fiber.

Fiber is an important nutrient that plays a key role in lowering cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels and keeping you regular.

Fiber also helps slow the digestion and absorption of fructose, a type of sugar found in fruits and vegetables.

To make sure you’re getting the highest amount of fiber, leave the edible skins on fruits or vegetables.


A “Berry” Green Smoothie

Serves 2



3/4 cup coconut water

2 cups kale, stems removed, chopped

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 large kiwi, peeled

1 medium banana, peeled and sliced into smaller pieces

1 medium Fuji or Golden Crisp apple, chopped



1. Put kale and coconut water in a blender and blend until smooth and no large chunks of kale remain.

2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smoothie reaches desired consistency.


Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 184; Protein: 3.8g; Carbohydrates: 39.5g; Total Fat: 1.2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sugars: 24.8g; Dietary Fiber: 7.6g; Sodium: 52.4g; Potassium: 984.4mg


Published on: March 15, 2015