Green Smoothie

If you think your having deja vu, you are. This is a rewrite of an old post. Enjoy.

I was able eat a whole cup of raw spinach and didn't even taste it! Really!

HOW? I added fruit and drank it!!


There has been a lot of blogging and pinning about the green "monster" smoothie and since eating healthier is on my agenda, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Studies have shown that eating green leafy vegetables such as spinach may slow the age-related decline in brain function. Hey, I really need this!


Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamins K, A, C, B2, E, B6, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, protein and zinc

There are many different ways to make this pretty green colored smoothie but they all consist of leafy greens and fruits and all claimed to be delicious. You can add any kind of fruit such as pineapple, peaches, mango, banana, and apples with the spinach.

If you add dark fruits, it will not be so green but maybe purplish. either way, I promise you will NOT taste the spinach at all but you still get all the nutrients from it. This is a good idea if you have kids that will not eat there veggies!

Here is how I did mine:
1 hand full of raw baby spinach
1 small frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen peach slices
6 oz of non-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup 2% milk
drop of honey
Makes 16 oz = 300 calories
For a more healthy, lower calorie and lactose free smoothie, replace milk and yogurt with 1/2 cup orange juice and some ice. It will still be good. 


WHY?
Increased Energy
Smoothies provide a powerful boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients without bogging down your digestive system
Reduce Cravings
Green smoothies reduce cravings for junk foods, unhealthy sweets, salt and fats. You will find that after a few weeks of drinking smoothies, you will crave healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables and greens.
Clearer Skin
Clearer, radiant skin is an often-reported benefit to eating healthier. Smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin
Weight loss
Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to loose weight quickly, safely and effectively without starving yourself.

So there ya have it, a nutritious meal you can slug down in a matter of minutes if your in a hurry or sip on it while you relax. 

4 comments

  1. Popeye was the only way spinach sounded fun

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  2. I don't knpow what happened, but we did smoothies for a long time, then stopped. Never a spinach one, I should, I love spinach, me 'n Popeye.

    When we pick ti back up, I will make that dude!

    The little girl who did my last implant will do me another next month. I hope she has her driver's license by then.
    Ladies are starting to rule my medical world, I only talked to lady Drs today, they are GOOD!

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