Recipe: Green Mean Machine Smoothie

Put a little green in your machine with this refreshing smoothie!

January 27, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

This smoothie from Lisa Suriano at Veggiecation® is full of protein and fruity flavors to boost your energy all day long. Try it for a healthy pick-me-up any time of the day or year!

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Recipe: Green Mean Machine Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup frozen edamame, shelled and thawed
  2. 6 oz. vanilla yogurt (or non-dairy alternative)
  3. 4 oz. orange juice
  4. 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  5. 1 cup honeydew melon
  6. ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  7. 1 tbsp. honey
Instructions
  1. Blend edamame, yogurt, and orange juice until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
  3. Serve over ice and enjoy! Serves 5.
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Why Eat This?

This smoothie is low in calories and high in protein, making it a great option if you’re trying to manage your weight. Not only does protein keep you feeling full, it also helps build and maintain muscle mass and is important for growth and development in kids and teens.

In addition to being a good source of protein, soybeans are high in polyunsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eating soybeans in moderation may help improve cholesterol levels and lower risks for heart disease and stroke.

Want even more protein in your diet? Use Greek yogurt instead of regular, which will serve up twice as much protein.

Nutrition Facts

Check out the nutrition facts for this recipe below!

Nutrition Facts
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Lisa Suriano
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About Lisa Suriano
Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializes in school foodservice as the Director of Operations for J.C. Food, a premier school foodservice consulting company for independent schools. Lisa founded the evidence-based, culinary-nutrition education program Veggiecation®, which introduces thousands of children and families to the delicious world of vegetables. She is thrilled to partner with Healthfirst to help introduce practical and palate-pleasing ideas for incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into the lives of the community!
 
 

†Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.


 

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Sources
“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed January 9, 2017.
https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Nutrition-Label-Generator.aspx

Healthfirst Nutrition Team

“Polyunsaturated Fats,” American Heart Association. September 16, 2016.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/Polyunsaturated-Fats_UCM_301461_Article.jsp#.WGvFxLf2a-M

“Protein in diet,” MedlinePlus. Accessed January 9, 2017.
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002467.htm

“Soy,” MedlinePlus. Accessed January 9, 2017.
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007204.htm

“Soy,” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. September 2016.
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/soy/ataglance.htm

“SuperTracker,” United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed January 9, 2017.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx

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