Monday, September 3, 2012

80(ish)--- Green Julius

In this last month of my pregnancy I am kind of sick of food.  I'm hungry but nothing really sounds good and I'm tired of thinking of healthy food to put into my body.  And no, not even junk food sounds appetizing.  It seems like I am traveling back in time in my pregnancy (isn't this supposed to happen in the first trimester?)...........Enter smoothies.

Your typical orange julius smoothie may be a refreshing treat, but not so nutritious.  Add some greens and chia seeds and it is quite an improvement!

Green Julius
Makes two 8 oz smoothies

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 frozen banana (~1 cup sliced frozen bananas)
1 cup baby spinach leaves (or kale)
1 tsp chia seeds

Mix all ingredients in a blender until pureed.  Add additional almond milk to adjust for consistency if needed.

Nutrition Info per 1 smoothie:  257 calories, 3.5 g fat, 6 g protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber

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