Arugula may seem like a strange ingredient for a smoothie, but this combination is a real winner, a great lunchtime smoothie.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup arugula, tightly packed (about 30 grams)
1 tablespoon walnuts (7 grams)
1/2 ripe pear, cored and peeled (100 grams)
1 quarter-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled
2 to 4 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt (to taste)
3 ice cubes
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 full minute.
Yield: 1 generous serving.
Advance preparation: This is best enjoyed right away.
Nutritional information per serving: 184 calories; 6 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 2 milligrams cholesterol; 31 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams dietary fiber; 30 milligrams sodium; 5 grams protein
-- Martha Rose Shulman