Green smoothies are a healthy, nutritious and delicious way to get more vitamins, antioxidants and minerals into our diet as well as keeping us hydrated. Are you ready to try this Spinach and Berry Smoothie?
Green Smoothies sounds good in theory until you end up throwing it away as it tastes like grass! 😉 But green smoothies can be delicious if the combination of ingredients is correct. This spinach and berry smoothie has 2 cups of spinach in it, but trust me, if I didn’t tell you it had spinach in it you probably wouldn’t have been able to tell as the berries and banana help mask its taste.
Let’s talk about the nutritional value of this smoothie:
Spinach: is good for your skin, eyes and bones. It is a good source of potassium and iron.
Berries: are rich in fibre and are a powerful antioxidants.
Bananas: are a good source of energy, fibre, potassium and vitamins A, C and E.
Ginger: has natural anti-inflammatory properties and helps to promote digestion and fight infections.
Lemon juice: has a high content of vitamin C and other antioxidants.
As you can see, this smoothie is a well balanced, nutritional drink. Although the quantity of some of the ingredients is very small their combination makes a nutritious smoothie rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre.
This Spinach and berry smoothie is extremely easy to make, as is any of my other smoothies, simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth. If you like a thinner consistency add a bit more water.
A glass of this spinach and berry smoothis is the perfect start to your day. It tastes better if you drink it just after making it but if you are stuck for time in the mornings it is also ok to prepare it the night before.
This Spinach and Berry Smoothie is a healthy, nutritious and delicious way to get more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into our diet.
- 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants...)
- 1 frozen banana, chopped
- 2 cups spinach, washed (can be substituted for kale)
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp ginger root, minced (can be substituted for 1 tsp of ginger powder)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp of honey (optional)
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
*Add 1/2 extra cup of water if you like a thinner consistency.
*To sweeten add some honey, agave or maple syrup
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