Good Green Tea Smoothie

Good Green Tea Smoothie

This green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green tea and avocado. A touch of honey adds sweetness.

From EatingWell: January/February 2012
Yield: about 3 1/2 cups, for two 1 3/4-cup servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups frozen white grapes
  2. 2 packed cups baby spinach
  3. 1 1/2 cups strong brewed green tea (see Tip), cooled
  4. 1 medium ripe avocado
  5. 2 teaspoons honey

Preparation

Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea (or two tea bags), but do not oversteep. Green tea should be steeped for no longer than 3 minutes; oversteeping will give the tea a bitter taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 345 calories; 15 g fat (2 g sat, 10 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 56 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 9 g fiber; 36 mg sodium; 1110 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (72% daily value), Vitamin A (63% dv), Folate (36% dv), Potassium (32% dv), Calcium (23% dv), Magnesium (18% dv)

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat