Smoothie recipes are always in demand, we just can't get enough of it these days. This trend has gotten popular for many reasons, the most important ones being taste, convenience and health. Read on for a healthy recipe that will wake up your taste buds!
Sweet Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup water
- 1 Bosc pear, unpeeled, cored
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, packed
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, optional
- 1/2 tablespoon kelp powder, optional
- 1/2 tablespoon spirulina powder, optional
Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 8 ounces or 1 cup)
Add all the ingredients mentioned above into your blender and press the smoothie button. Once it has reached the desired consistency pour into glass and serve cold!
Recipe Notes To freeze bananas, remove peels before placing in freezer.
Put in a plastic zip-top bag until completely frozen. Substitute spinach with kale leaves. Use an Anjou, Asian, or Bartlett pear instead of a Bosc pear.
Flaxseed meal is a powder made from ground flaxseeds. It is high in fiber and a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Kelp is a sea vegetable that is a concentrated source of minerals, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids (antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage).
It contain B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).
That's it guys, i'm sure you'll want to recreate this recipe over and over again. Oh and feel free to experiment with other greens as well.
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