We are always on the go and it is difficult to eat healthy, it's also difficult to reach our goals of 5-9 vegetables and fruit each day.
And it's even more challenging to obtain our nutrient-rich leafy green quota for the week.
What if I told you that with one delicious smoothie, you could check off one serving of leafy green veggies and two servings of fruit for the day?
Ever since Popeye downed that spinach to build those muscles, we have been taught that spinach is one of the world's top healthiest vegetables.
We know we need to eat more spinach but it's difficult and it's even more difficult to get our children to eat it. I grew up watching Popeye but that didn't get me to grab that can of spinach and can opener.
This Green Smoothie is sweet and delicious and other than the color no one would suspect that spinach is one of the main ingredients.
In fact, this green smoothie contains 1/2 cup of leafy green spinach per serving.
It doesn't contain any added sugar but does have natural sugar from the fruit.
At only 100 calories, 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary fiber and only 3 grams of fat, a green smoothie is a power fuel.
It's not just for the convenience of obtaining our vitamins that we add a green smoothie to our menu several times a week, we add it for an extra treat!
This smoothie is already sweet and delicious but by adding one serving of whipped topping, it makes it GREAT!
- 1/3 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia, optional
1. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Makes 2- 12oz servings!
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