Health

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

berry-breakfast-smoothie Photo: Sara Remington

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh kale leaves (remove stalks before chopping)
  • 1/4 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice

Preparation


Combine berries, kale, broccoli, banana, pineapple and avocado in a blender. Pulse to blend, slowly adding orange juice ¼ cup at a time, until you’ve reached desired consistency. Serve immediately. (Nutrients in this smoothie diminish over time.)


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  • Yield: Serves 2

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 225
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 8g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 39g
Sodium per serving: 16mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 64mg

Good to Know

Any combo of berries brings health perks, but blueberries and blackberries are especially beneficial, boasting up to 200 compounds with antioxidant qualities.
Recipes adapted with permission from the publisher, Rizzoli USA, from "The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook" by Alex Glasscock and Susan Glasscock. Copyright © 2015