Berries and Greens Smoothie

This delicious smoothie combines frozen berries and greens with creamy yogurt for a thick and tasty smoothie that is a good source of protein and high in vitamin C. A great way to sneak in some extra greens into your day.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen berries, such as blackberries, strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chia meal
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves (or kale)
  • 1/2 Unsweetened Almond Milk

Makes 1

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Note: Chia meal is made by grinding whole chia seeds in a food processor or grinder to form a powder that blends easily. Chia contains fiber, calcium, iron, healthy omega-3 fats and other beneficial nutrients and has been shown to help control blood sugar levels. The chia seeds or meal develop a gelatinous coating when mixed with fluids, which may help prevent blood sugar spikes.

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Nutrition facts

Serves 1

  • calories: 141
  • calories from fat: 30
  • cholesterol: 7mg
  • dietary fiber: 3.2g
  • potassium: 465mg
  • protein: 8.4g
  • saturated fat: 1.2g
  • sodium: 188mg
  • sugars: 13.1g
  • total carbohydrates: 17.5g
  • total fat: 3.3g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.net cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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