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Niki’s green smoothie

Niki’s green smoothie

Healthy Food Guide editor Niki has been enjoying experimenting with the Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre. Here’s the first of her Vitamix recipes – a delicious and healthy green smoothie.

Most of us don’t get enough veges in our life, so here’s a delicious and simple way to give your vege intake a boost! The Vitamix makes it really easy and saves waste.

Niki’s green smoothie

Makes approx. 750ml (serves 3)
Time to make: 2 minutes

2 cups spinach leaves
1 cup kale leaves and stems
1 banana
small knob ginger
1/2 small cucumber
1 cup pineapple pieces (including core)
1/2–1 cup water (or more if you like it thinner)
handful ice

Step 1  Add ingredients to the Vitamix, adding the water and ice last.

Step 2  Run the Vitamix on low to start, then increase power before turning on to full power for about 1 minute.

 

Nutrition information (per serve)

  • Energy 390kJ
  • Protein 3g
  • Total fat <1g
  • Sat fat 0
  • Carbs 20g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Sodium 60mg
  • Calcium 70mg
  • Iron 1mg

 

 

 

 

First published: Oct 2016
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