Is That Green In Your Teeth?


No, it’s just me sipping on my orange-kale smoothie, thank you!

This weekend I tested the following recipe I pulled from Austin Fit Magazine.  In my opinion, it tasted delicious and was refreshing…just be sure to check your teeth after you finish drinking! And best thing…no added sugar, so it meets my 90-Day Nutrition Challenge.

Orange Kale Smoothie                                                                                                         (Fuel recipe by Anne Wilfong, R.D., L.D., & Alexa Sparkman, M.A., R.D., L.D., Austin Fit Magazine, May 2013)

Ingredients

smoothie 3

  • 1 small banana
  • 2 cups kale (loosely packed)
  • 1 orange (peeled and sectioned)
  • 1 cup coconut water

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined

me smoothie       smoothie 2

2. Add additional coconut water as needed (add ice for extra chill or pop in freezer for a few minutes)

Nutritional Value

Calories: 260; Protein: 7 g; Carbohydrate: 63 g; Fat: 1.5 g; Fiber: 8 g; Sodium: 100 mg

Makes approximately 20 ounces; Serving size: two 10-ounce smoothies

Smoothie 1

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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2 Responses to Is That Green In Your Teeth?

  1. Becky says:

    I wonder if this would make a good Popsicle? 🙂 we make our own yogurt and fruit Popsicles and Lina eats one about every day – this could be a good way to sneak in some veggies!

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