Green Dragon Smoothie
This green dragon breathes detox fires that power up your body’s cleansing actions. Green tea is rich in polyphenols including the antioxidant, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which helps your body get rid of free radicals. This dragon also likes the super food spinach, which provides the critical liver antioxidant glutathione (100 mg provides 166 mg!) (1) Lastly, the bright green colour comes from celery and parsley that have diuretic action that helps rinse toxins from your system. So feel refreshed anytime with our Green Dragon Detox Smoothie!
Feature Super Food: Green Tea
Prep. Time: 5 min. | Cook Time: 0 min. | Total Time: 5 min. | Servings: 2 | Serving Size: 1 cup
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy
• 1 cup green tea, cold
• 1 cup spinach
• ½ cup celery
• ¼ cup parsley, fresh
• ¼ cup mint, fresh
• 1 ¼ cup mango, frozen cubed
• 1 orange, peeled and rough chopped
• 4 ice cubes
1. Blend green tea, spinach, celery, parsley, mint, mango, and orange in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with a straw and a few mint leaves.
Quick Tip: For you newbies to green smoothies, simply add more fruit to naturally sweeten!
Nutritional Facts: Calories 164 | Total Fat 0.5 g | Saturated Fat 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g | Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g | Cholesterol 0.0 mg |Sodium 56 mg | Potassium 76 mg | Total Carbohydrate 39g | Dietary Fiber 5.3 g | Sugars 16 g | Protein 3 g | *Vitamin C 56 % | *Vitamin A 23 % | *Manganese 19 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs
(1). JONES DP, COATES RJ, FLAGG EW, et al. (1992) Glutathione in Foods listed in the National Cancer Institute’s Health Habits and History Food Frequency Questionnaire. Nutr Cancer 17: 57-75
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