Health's No Joke with Artichokes

Although artichokes are most commonly used in dips, salads, and entrées, raw artichokes make for a tasty addition to green-smoothie recipes such as this one. Artichokes pack a protective punch against disease, inflammation, and bone loss.


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 artichoke hearts
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cups purified water
  1. Place spinach, artichokes, onion, celery, and 1 cup of water in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined.

  2. Add remaining 1 cup of water as needed while blending until desired consistency is achieved.

PER 1 CUP SERVING: Calories: 59 | Fat: 0g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 7g | Carbohydrates: 13g

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