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A green smoothie recipe packed with the raw materials your body needs for any busy day.
In the morning, we all need that extra bit of energy to get the day started. Most people reach for coffee first thing (I’m often guilty of this), but a better way to get that important boost is through a green smoothie.
I sometimes struggle to get the amount of vegetables in my diet that I should, so this is a great way to pack in those veggie and fruit servings. My boys don’t eat a lot of fresh greens, so this recipe is a perfect way to ‘disguise’ those nutritious leaves!
Why is it so important to get enough fresh fruit and veggies? When your body has enough building blocks like vitamins and minerals, it’s going to function SO much better. It also prevents all manner of health issues form popping up.
The star ingredients in this smoothie are obviously the greens – namely kale and spinach. The finished product is wonderfully refreshing and mildly sweet!
Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Spinach includes fiber, Niacin, Zinc, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. (Info from Nutrition Data. Read more here).
Whew! This smoothie is a nutrition POWERHOUSE.
Tip: Before drinking your smoothie, drink a full glass of water to get yourself hydrated. Then you’ll feel better about having that morning coffee 😉
Pair this smoothie with a bowl of protein oatmeal or an egg on organic whole grain toast for best results!
Ok, let’s get to the recipe!
I got this recipe idea (and tweaked it a bit) from this video.
Do you drink morning smoothies? Comment below with your favorite recipe!