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Citrus Energy-Boosting Smoothie

Who needs caffeine when you have the energy-boosting power of natural sugars plus the iron in spinach and folate in citrus fruits? The almond milk is a great protein source, too.

Ingredients

1 orange, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
1 lemon, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
4 spinach leaves
2 carrots, peeled and chopped (or grated)
1 1/2 cup (375 mL) almond milk
1 peach, peeled and chopped

Directions

Blend all ingredients together.

Nutritional information

Serves two.

Per serving: 143 calories, 4 g protein, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 30 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium

Best Health Magazine, October 2010; Photo by Jodi Pudge

 
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