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Weekly Smoothie Challenge

Rambutan, Banana and Spinach Smoothie

2 Servings

This healthy smoothie features rambutans and spinach, both of which are famous for their vitamin C content. One of the most important roles of vitamin C is to help keep your skin and veins strong and healthy by providing antioxidant protection and increasing production of collagen and elastin. Rambutans also provide a hearty helping of copper and manganese, while the baby spinach in this smoothie ensures you'll also be getting plenty of carotenoids, vitamin K, B vitamins (including folate), calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Flaxseed oil is added to the blend for its omega-3 fatty acid content and its ability to facilitate the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

Tweak It!

To keep things interesting, tweak the basic recipe by replacing the orange juice with one of the other ingredients provided in the Tweak It! box at the bottom of this page. The Tweak It! box contains seven ingredients, one for each day of the week.

Banana Rambutan Smoothie


  • 10 fresh rambutans
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice (Day 1*)
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil
  • ½ cup crushed ice


  • Peel and pit the rambutans. Ripe rambutans should be easy to peel with your fingers.
  • Peel the banana and break it into large chunks. Rinse the baby spinach.
  • Place the rambutans, banana chunks, baby spinach and the rest of the ingredients in a large-capacity blender or food processor in the order given above.
  • Secure the lid and process until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Tweak It!

*Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
1 ½ cup
orange juice
1 ½ cup
apple juice
1 ½ cup
pineapple juice
1 ½ cup
grape juice
1 ½ cup
peach juice
1 ½ cup
mandarin juice
1 ½ cup
pomegranate juice