Clover Power Smoothie
Clover power smoothie on a plate with St. Patrick's Day decorations
Yield: 5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, no sugar added
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Gently wash spinach under cold running water. If spinach is marked "pre-washed" or "ready-to-eat", use the spinach without further washing.
  3. Add apple juice and spinach leaves to blender. Blend first to help make it smooth and avoid leafy chunks
  4. Place the remaining ingredients in the blender.
  5. Blend until smooth and serve.
Notes: 
  • Substitute low-fat or nonfat milk or 100% white grape juice for 100% apple juice. Adding milk instead of 100% fruit juice will lower the and sugar while adding extra calcium to help strengthen bones.
  • Use kale instead of spinach. Kale does have a stronger flavor than spinach.   
  • Replace low-fat vanilla yogurt with nonfat vanilla yogurt or nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1 cup):
  • Calories 135
  • Total Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 31g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Total Sugars 24g
  • Protein 2g