Healthy Recipe: Amazing Arugula Smoothie

Registered dietitian Danielle Omar shares how to make her favorite healthy smoothie.

By: Melissa Romero

Last week we shared how to make a delicious banana split smoothie, and now here’s another one to try: the Amazing Arugula smoothie, courtesy of local registered dietitian Danielle Omar.

“It’s my favorite smoothie that I never get sick of,” Omar says of the greens-packed recipe.

Arugula adds a bit of spice and a kick of vitamins C and K to the mix, while the mango and pineapple promote lower blood pressure and healthy immune systems, respectively.

Serving size: 1

Nutrition per serving: 289 calories, 1.6 grams fat, 23 milligrams sodium, 74.1 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams fiber, 60 grams sugar, 3.5 grams protein.

Ingredients:

2 to 3 cups arugula
½ cup pineapple
1 apple, cored
½ cup mango
juice of ½ lemon
cold water

Directions:

1) Blend arugula and cold water until smooth.

2) Add pineapple, mango, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.