Berry Green Smoothie

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Now that berries will soon be coming into season, here’s a great way to put them to use. Did you know that berries have the lowest glycemic load of all other fruits? That means they have a low carb content and won’t make your blood sugar levels rise too much. Just make sure you choose organic berries – particularly strawberries – they are on the dirty dozen list of foods grown with the most pesticides.

So grab your blender and whip up this delicious, healthy smoothie.

Yield: about 16 oz.


  • handful of strawberries
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • handful of spinach (or kale – whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon or more chia seeds (or ground flax seeds)
  • 4 or 5 ice cubes


  1. Put all the fruit and the almond milk in the blender and blend on low power for a few seconds
  2. Add the spinach, almond butter, chia seeds, and ice cubes and blend until smooth.