Spring Green Smoothies

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Shh...it'll be our little secret that this green smoothie sneaks in both asparagus and spinach. With the grapes, kiwis and juice in the mix, you won't taste the vegetables at all!

Spring Green Smoothies with asparagus garnish
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 4 ounce fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (1/2 cup)

  • 3 cup packaged fresh baby spinach

  • 1 cup seedless green grapes

  • 2 ripe kiwifruits, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup white grape juice

  • ¾ cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan cook asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water about 5 minutes or until very tender. Drain; let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. In a blender combine asparagus, spinach, grapes, kiwifruits, and grape juice. Cover and blend until very smooth, stopping and scraping sides of blender as needed. Add ice cubes. Cover and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

Make-Ahead Tip:

Prepare smoothies as directed. Transfer to an airtight freezer container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 59mg 295%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 248mg 5%
Folate, total 105mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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