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healthy start smoothie recipe

Healthy Start Smoothie Recipe

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Get a jumpstart on your New Year's Resolutions with this satisfying, healthy smoothie.

Total time:  40 S
Servings:  2
Calories:  260


  • 6 oz. water
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups kale optional
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar (or your choice of sweetener, to taste) optional

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 14 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Protein: 11g


  1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select "Smoothie" cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds, then Medium High speed for 30 seconds.

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  • Need to bring down the sugar content just a bit, but that shouldn’t be hard with some simple tweaking of fruit.

    Scott Patterson on

  • I would just use the mango and then use berries instead of the pineapple. They have the lowest glycemic index of all fruit. Most of the sugar is coming from that pineapple. And I use liquid stevia for the sweetener. And definitely leave in the kale…or use spinach for a milder taste and work your way up to kale!

    Kristen Devries on

  • The agave is a really bad idea if you want to call this healthy. It is worse than high fructuse corn syrup.

    Russ W on

  • The cottage cheese is a deal breaker for me and the excess sugar from fruit. Must modify this one.

    Chris DeCarlo on

  • I use 1/2 scoop of protein powder instead of cottage cheese, 1/2 banana only, skip the pineapple, and I add some walnuts.

    Radu C on

  • Who needs agave or sweetener with banana, mango and pineapple? Do add the kale..

    Choose wisely on

  • I modify this green juce using
    Cactus (nopal)
    Kale or spinach
    Chia seeds
    Aloe Vera
    Cube iced and some water.

    Jackyshieran on

  • I start my day with: Almonds, Chia, Ginger, Greens +, Probiotic powder, Greek yoghurt, BCAAs, Udo’s Choice oil, Banana, Kale, and frozen berry medley. Delicious and multiple protein and fats profiles

    Dale on

  • I have problem with the high level
    Of carbs. Use berries instead and delete agave and fruit.

    Glenda Thomas on

  • I agree with your comments, especially about the diabetic. Info. And the warning about agave. The dates lend enough sweet for me, but some would not agree. I like the green Apple and 6 green grapes.Almond milk I like spinach. I can’t always.find kale. Half banana works for me. Sylvia or a packet of splenda, happy camper!

    jan on

  • Wow. Not sure why a lot of the comments are scared to death of carbs. If you have diabetes, that’s understandable but if not, there’s no reason to lower the fruit content. Carbs give you energy. This smoothie would be ideal without the animal product (dairy). Some organic soy milk or almond milk would be nice. An extra banana or a couple dates would be better that agave which is actually worse for your blood sugar. You guys should check out Nutrition Facts .org. Lots of helpful info/studies on fruit and how it effects your blood sugar.

    Esther on

  • I wonder what the ideal green smoothie would be for a pre-diabetic who needs to control carbs and tends to be less active in the winter?

    Stephen E. Saunders on

  • This smoothie needs more protien and is a great breakfast for a active teen or a fit active adult.

    Terra on

  • This is the 5th recipe I’ve made in my new Blendtec and it was very good. I used "KALETTES" a hybrid of Kale and Brussels Sprouts. The smoothie didn’t come out green though, but that was fine with me. Added a little piece of ginger, so my 8 year old son wouldn’t say it smelled bad. I could taste every ingredient and smell the ginger and kalette.

    Diamond703 on

  • I use unsweetened soymilk or almond milk instead of the water. Not a problem with blending with Kale. Adds a bit more protein to my smoothie.

    Nutz In Ya Mowf on

  • I added double the amount of greens added a few baby carrots and no agave as the fruit has enough sugar … I also use frozen fruit to omit the ice.. The rule of thumb for smoothies are 2 parts veggie for 1 part of fruit.. Follow this formula and you will be ok… Me variations was very good. Kale is nothing but greatness and blends very well …?

    Jazzi Jai on

  • Sorry, it sounds so good but way, way, way to much sugar/carbs to start out the New Year :-)

    dee on

  • I found this great smoothy listed under Cardiovascular Health.on another page from Blendtec. I have been reading about grain for that purpose, and whole oats often come up, but I think Hulless Barley may be even better. I’m really trying to lower LDL, raise HDL (etc), so going for the top score foods in that area if possible. If you agree with my idea, do you think I should use raw or cook it first? P.S, I am referring to the Healthy Start Smoothie.

    LALS2B on

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