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RecipeKiwi Mint Smoothie

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Total Sugar: 13 g
    • Natural Sugar: 13 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg

I’m crazy for this kiwi concoction. It’s got a sweet and tangy flavor, a fun and vibrant green color, and comes packed with potassium and fiber to nurture your heart.  To magically convert this beverage into a creamy pudding, just add chia seeds right into the blender and stash in the fridge for a few hours to gel. As the tiny seedlings absorb liquid, they expand to about 10 times their size and create a pudding-like consistency. You can enjoy the pudding straight up, or layer it with granola and sliced kiwi for a scrumptious morning meal parfait. 

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This recipe makes 2 cups
Ingredients:
  • 2 large kiwi, diced (about 2/3 cup)
  • ½ cup loosely packed spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (about 12 leaves)
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 frozen ripe banana (or 1 regular banana + 3 to 5 ice cubes)
  • 1¼ cups almond milk
  • Juice of ¼ lime

 

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and thick.

To make a Chia Pudding Parfait: add 6 tablespoons of chia seeds to the smoothie recipe while blending. Then, pour into a bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight, to allow enough time for the chia seeds to gel and transform the smoothie into a thickened pudding consistency.

Place the chia pudding in 2 glasses and layer with granola and sliced kiwi.

Nutrition provided for one 1-cup smoothie.

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Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D