nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 86
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Sodium: 459 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 13 g

Splendid Spinach Spree

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Spinach? In a smoothie? It makes sense when you know the dark, leafy green is an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, and iron.
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice
  • 10 oz. baby spinach
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt or goat’s milk
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt

1. Fill bowl with ice water. Set aside.

2. Cook spinach in large pot of boiling salted water 2 to 3 minutes, or until just wilted. Transfer to ice water. Wring excess water from spinach with hands.

3. Purée spinach and apple juice in blender until smooth. Add apple, yogurt, parsley, and salt, and purée until smooth.


May 2009

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Christine - the only reason why I would also cook (may be steam it for few seconds) instead of using it raw is the fear of e-coli. Steaming it for few seconds will at least help to kill of 90% of the harmful bugs without losing out on the nutritents

DK - 2013-04-19 21:38:43

The only thing I would recomend is not to cook the spinich, especially if you have a Vitamix. Even without one though it's not nessasary, and you can save the enzymes by blending it raw. Just my 2 cents :)

Christine - 2009-12-04 18:41:46

touche Christina. I don't understand why you would ever cook spinach and put it in a smoothie

Anonymous - 2010-08-27 22:10:50