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Recipe of the Month: Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie

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July 28, 2010

Blueberries are ripe for the pickin' this time of year! So let's add 'em to this deliciously sweet and extremely nutritious smoothie. Adding leafy greens is a wonderful way to boost your intake of these nutritional powerhouses!

  • 2 medjool dates* (pitted)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup blueberries (or other berries) (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 frozen banana (chopped)
  • 4 cups spinach or romaine lettuce (packed)
  1. Add the dates, water, and fruit to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add additional water if needed.
  2. Add the leafy greens to the blender. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to add half the greens at a time.
  3. Blend thoroughly. Add additional water if needed.
Yields: ABOUT 4 CUPS (2 servings)

*If the dates are hard/dry, I'd recommend soaking them in water for a few hours (or overnight), and then using this water in the smoothie. If you've got a heavy duty blender, no need to pre-soak the dates.

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