Friday, October 15, 2010

Green Cider Smoothie

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It's that time of year again. Cider time! I've recently started drinking green smoothies, and it seemed like a good way to use some of that gigantic jug of cider I got at Sam's Club. This is a tasty smoothie, and no, it doesn't taste like spinach. It tastes like creamy cinnamon-spiced sweet apple cider. Mmmmmm. It's filling, too. Give it a whirl.

Kari's Green Cider Smoothie
Makes 2 cups
1 cup apple cider (100%, not from concentrate)
2 cups raw spinach
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 medium frozen banana

In blender, combine cider and spinach and blend. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Pour into tall glass.
Per 2-cup smoothie:
272 calories, 3 g fat, 109 mg sodium, 62 g total carb., 7 g fiber, 45 g sugars, 5 g protein
114% vitamin A, 51% vitamin C, 9% calcium, 15% iron (percent Daily Values based on 2000 calorie diet)