Green Sneaky Bean and Winter Fruit Smoothie
6 ounces lowfat milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup thinly cut Kale
1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 small pear, cored and chopped, skin-on
2 medium kiwis, halved, scooped from skin and chopped
1/2 cup canned Northern or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup loosely-packed Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 teaspoons agave nectar, or a bit more to taste
6 ice cubes
Place the milk and juice in the blender and then add the remaining ingredients. Puree on low speed for a few seconds until it is whirling smoothly and then turn up to high speed until bits of kale have become specks, about 1 minute.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Makes 2 servings, 13 ounces each
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 230 calories, 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 165 mg sodium, 4 mg cholesterol, 49 g total carbohydrate (9 g fiber), 9 g protein, 14% DV iron, 22% DV calcium, 122% DV Vitamin A, 233% DV Vitamin C.