Healthy Recipes

Vegetable Connection Smoothie
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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Carrots, sliced 1 cup
Apple juice 1 cup
Applesauce 1 cup
Celery, sliced 1 cup
Green peppers, sliced ½ cup
Fat-free milk ½ cup
Ice 2 cups

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 1; Vegetables: 1; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 0; Other: 0

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¼ of recipe
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 16 g
Proteins 2 g
Vitamin A 160% DV
Vitamin C 50% DV
Calcium 6% DV
Iron 2% DV
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