Have you ever had a Green Smoothie? They are all the rage right now. nearly every fitness magazine will have a few recipes, and most of the fitness blogs are singing their praises!
What makes them so special? For starters it’s the greens. How often do you actually eat green foods? Probably not as often as you should. I know I didn’t before adding Green Smoothies to my day. But they have a crazy amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that help our bodies function optimally. So that’s probably pretty important right?
Spinach packs a punch (ha-ha – Popeye, right?)! It’s an excellent source of vitamins K and A, folic acid, dietary fiber and protein. It’s also a very good source of vitamins C and E, most of the B vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus and manganese. It’s also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. One cup of raw spinach is about seven calories. That’s a ton of wonderful nutrition for so few calories!
But if the idea of a green smoothie still makes your eye twitch, try this recipe. Its creamy and smooth, sweet and tangy, and just plain yummy! You wont taste the spinach and kids will even enjoy it. Mine requests green smoothies for breakfast all the time!
I use a Nutribullet blender for all my smoothies. If you want an inexpensive blender that does an amazing job of essentially pulverizing your greens and fruits, this is the best one I’ve found.
Enjoy your smoothie!