One of the best ways to add greens into your diet is by blending them into a smoothie. By blending, the tough structure of the produce is broken down so it is easier for your body to digest and absorb the nutrients. This recipe is a perfect balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, which will provide you with lasting energy for your day.
This is a great smoothie to start out with if you are hesitant to add leafy greens in. You can start adding other greens and vegetables such as kale, swiss chard, celery, sprouts etc. when you are ready!
- Bananas help lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers, detoxify the body, manage sugar cravings and they are rich in potassium (which help hypertension).
- Berries benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of toxins, help regulate menstrual cycles, and help treat anemia.
- Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals, fiber, and is a good source of omega 3-fatty acids.
- Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. They also contain zinc selenium, and copper.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
1 cup almond or rice milk
1 cup frozen berries
1-2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
Rice or hemp protein powder (optional)
1 tbsp raw cacao
2-4 ice cubes
You can add other ingredients for added nutrition such as a spoonful of bee pollen, coconut oil, flax seed oil, or spirulina powder.
Mix in blender for 1-2 minutes and serve!
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