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Green Giant Smoothie

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    Green Giant Smoothie

    When blended with sweet and creamy ingredients such as frozen mango and avocado, respectively, the greens become virtually unnoticeable, making this smoothie a great way to sneak them into the diets of picky eaters. Swiss chard, kale, or collards are good options for this deliciously thick drink.

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    1 1/2 cups (350 mL) coconut water or regular water
    /2 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
    1/2 cup (125 mL) plain 2% Greek yogurt 
    3 large winter green leaves, stems trimmed
    1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh mint or fresh basil 
    Juice of 1/2 lime 
    1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) ground flaxseed
    1 cup (250 mL) frozen mango cubes

    Place all ingredients in blender container in the order listed and blend until smooth.

    Serves 2.

    Each serving contains: 255 calories; 8 g protein; 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 31 g total carbohydrates (17 g sugars, 9 g fibre); 75 mg sodium a

    Good for you: This smoothie has an excellent balance of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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    Green Giant Smoothie

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