Food Tip Who says it’s not easy being green? Try our Lifestyle 180 Green Smoothie recipe, which makes getting your leafy greens easy and delicious.

Having a hard time getting your daily fruits and vegetables? You’re not alone. Fewer than 50 percent of Americans eat three or more servings of vegetables a day. Get what you need with our Lifestyle 180 Green Smoothie recipe. This favorite smoothie recipe comes from professional chef Jim Perko, created for the Cleveland Clinic disease-reversal program Lifestyle 180.

Lifestyle 180 Green Smoothie

Yield: 5 servings

1 cup cleaned spinach leaves, firmly packed
1 cup roughly chopped cleaned kale, firmly packed
1 cup green seedless grapes
1 Bartlett pear, core, stem and seeds removed
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 banana, peeled
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/2 cup water
2 cups ice

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process on low speed for 1 minute; increase to medium-high and process until well blended. Enjoy! You may be able to get chia seeds at your local supermarket — just ask. If not, you can find them online at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Store.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 80 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 12 g sugars, 0 g cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 45% Vitamin A, 60% Vitamin C

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