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Amount of Vegetables in a Green Smoothie


(I sound like I work for Vitamix, but I don’t!)

How many servings of fruits and vegetables are in a green smoothie?

I’ve been wondering this for a while.  So today I decided to get out some measuring cups and find out.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups spinach (counts as two servings according to the USDA website)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups celery
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 and 1/3 cup oranges
  • 1 cup frozen berries

Special Notes

  • I don’t follow a recipe
  • I aim for more vegetables than fruit
  • I add about 2 cups of water or ice
  • Normally I don’t cut the vegetables up

Ooops!  I thought I divided this equally into two servings; one for my husband and one for me.  Now that I see the picture up on my blog however, I realize I goofed.

Total fruits and veggie servings per portion (if they were equally divided) = 2 servings vegetables, 1 serving fruit.

I’ve always wondered this, and now I know…


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering this too. Thanks for the visual so I can see how much “2 cups” is. Even though I can look at a measuring up and “know,” the visual is really nice.

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