Spring Smoothies

By Anne Wilfong, R.D., L.D. – May 1, 2013
Photo by Brian Fitzsimmons

Smoothies are a fabulous way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume daily.

Mango Ginger Smoothie

Nutrition
Calories 220
Fat 1 g
Protein 7g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fat 1 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 80 mg
 

What You Need
1 1/2 C cups coconut water
1/2 inch ginger root, peeled and chopped
8 ounces mango chunks, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon whey protein powder

How to Make it
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined.

2.  Add additional coconut water as needed.
Makes approximately: 20 ounces
Serving Size: Two ten-ounce smoothies

Orange Kale Smoothie

Nutrition
Calories 260
Fat 1.5 g
Protein 7g
Carbohydrate 63 g
Fat 1.5 g
Fiber 8 g
Sodium100 mg

What You Need
1 small banana
2 cups kale, loosely packed
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 cup coconut water

How to Make it
1.  Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined.
2.  Add additional coconut water as needed.
Makes approximately: 20 ounces
Serving Size: Two ten-ounce smoothies


Registered and licensed dietitians Alexa Sparkman and Anne Wilfong can provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads, and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. For more information about their nutrition counseling practice, contact Alexa or Anne at 512.257.0898 or SparkmanNutrition.com. This recipe is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

 

 
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