An antioxidant-packed green fruit and veggie smoothie from Juice It Up, learn how to make at home.
Ever Green, a Classic Tart Juice It Up Smoothie Recipe, is a super-food based green fruit and vegetable smoothie that is positively bursting with antioxidants. Earthy fresh from the kale and spinach, sweet from the apple juice, tart and creamy from the pineapple and lime sherbets. It doesn’t get more nutrient-packed than this!
What Is In The Ever Green Smoothie At Juice It Up?
The Juice It Up Ever Green smoothie ingredients are kale, spinach, pineapple, lemonade, apple juice, lime sherbet, and pineapple sherbet.
Kale – Kale, a very popular cruciferous vegetable, is one of the most nutrient-packed foods you can eat. A single cup contains 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 135% of the recommended vitamin C, and 685% of the recommended vitamin K, among many others. Kale also provides very high levels of the powerful anitoxidants quercetin and kaempferol, known to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
Spinach – Spinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger.
Pineapples and Pineapple Sherbet – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
Lemonade – Lemons are a sour citrus fruit that are packed with antioxidants and various other beneficial plan compounds. Just one lemon provides more than 50% of your recommended daily intake of cold and flu-busting vitamin C. Lemons are also known to aid weight loss, prevent kidney stones, and protect against anemia.
Apple Juice – Apples are the most widely consumed fruit globally and boast more than 7,000 different varieties. They provide significant amounts vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, and potassium, and are loaded with power antioxidants, especially polyphenols. Apples can help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and promote gut health as a prebiotic.
Lime Sherbet – Limes are a sour citrus fruit that are best known for their immunity boosting nutrients. They are loaded with vitamin C and contain other important minerals such as riboflavin and niacin. Limes are also known to reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent kidney stones, and aid in the absorption of iron.
Juice It Up Ever Green Smoothie Recipe
Juice It Up Ever Green smoothie recipe tastes like an earthy fresh citrusy shake. This recipe will show you how to make one.
- 1/2 cup kale
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 cup pineapples, frozen, chunks
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 1/2 cup lime sherbet
- 1/2 cup pineapple sherbet
- 1 scoop Collagen Boost, optional
- Place kale, spinach, pineapple, lemonade, apple juice, lime sherbet, and pineapple sherbet. into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 150gFiber: 12gSugar: 104gProtein: 20g
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