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March 2, 2011 Print version here.

Monster Smoothie (Going Green Smoothie)

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Dear Cancer Project supporter,

Get the kids involved in making this smoothie—it's a wonderful way for them to get their serving of vegetables and fruits. The color may throw the kids off at first, but once they taste it, they’ll love it! This smoothie is similar to the kind we use in our Food for Life Kids program. With the greens, they’ll get an abundance of calcium, iron, and fiber.

Drawing by Ana Luisa, age 9, from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Monster Smoothie (Going Green Smoothie)

Monster Smoothie (Going Green Smoothie)

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Makes about 6 1-cup servings

6 cups fresh baby spinach or kale
1 1/2 cups fresh or drained canned pineapple chunks or pears
3 cups green grapes
1 1/2 bananas
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients together.

Add more ice for a thicker smoothie.

Nutrition Information

Per 1-cup serving:

calories: 106; fat: 0.4 g; saturated fat: 0.1 g; calories from fat: 3%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 1.9 g; carbohydrates: 26.9 g; sugar: 19.5 g; fiber: 2.7 g; sodium: 28 mg; calcium: 46 mg; iron: 1.3 mg; vitamin C: 38.9 mg; beta-carotene: 1739 mcg; vitamin E: 0.9 mg

Reproduced and reprinted with the permission of Vita-Mix Corporation, Inc.

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