Craving a smoothie but want to skip all the sugar? If so, use this opportunity to get a little adventurous and try a recipe that’s a little more savory (unconventional, we know!).
Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet, the smoothie below (which can also be made into a gazpacho-like soup) is packed with nutritious goodness featuring inflammation-fighting monounsaturated fats, vision-protecting vitamin A, immune boosting vitamin C, and heart-healthy potassium. Step out of your smoothie comfort zone – you’ll be glad you did!
Mediterranean Twist Smoothie Recipe
Makes 2 servings
- 1 cup baby spinach, tightly packed
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ Hass avocado
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ to 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (optional)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or flax seed oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, basil, or tarragon, packed (optional)
- ¾ cup water
Wash and prep ingredients. Blend ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 130, Fat 9.8 g, Protein: 2.8 g, Carbohydrate: 11.4 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium 25.2 mg, Potassium: 594 mg, Sugars: 3.0 g, Vitamin A: 43%, Vitamin C: 31%, Calcium: 5.7%, Iron: 7.3%