Kristi Whitley

Healthy Living

Green Goodie Smoothie 

Spirulina is an antioxidant-rich powder made from blue-green algae. It’s highly nutritious and doesn’t change the taste of this delicious fruit smoothie. It does, however, make it a wonderful green color.


Makes 4 servings 

1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup fortified vanilla soymilk or other nondairy milk
10 frozen peach slices
1 banana
1/4 cup cherries or raspberries
2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)
1 tablespoon spirulina
ice, as needed, to chill and thicken

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, stopping the blender occasionally to move the unblended fruit to the center with a spatula.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 
122 calories
1.2 g fat
0.2 g saturated fat 
9% calories from fat
0 mg cholesterol
4.3 g protein
24.9 g carbohydrate
16.7 g sugar
2.3 g fiber
38 mg sodium
95 mg calcium
2.2 mg iron
46.6 mg vitamin C
2366 mcg beta-carotene
1.1 mg vitamin E

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