January 24, 2011

fruit and spinach smoothie

I know what you're thinking. Fruit and spinach smoothie? Really?

You will be so surprised! This power drink is full of vitamins and nutrients. The benefits of spinach are out of control. It is nutrient-rich, heart-healthy and an excellent source of iron. I hear that iron is good for pregnant woman and growing babies. I should feed this smoothie to my preggo sister.



Let's be honest. I don't really like raw spinach. When I make spinach, I usually saute it in a balsamic vinegar, sugar and pancetta mixture. It covers up the taste. It becomes very un-spinach like.



In this case, I am covering up the taste of raw spinach with delicious, sweet fruit.

Everything on the above cutting board goes into a blender with one cup of vanilla soy milk. That's it! No sugar, no ice... this smoothie is so legit.



You are going to love it. I don't appreciate overly-sweet, borderline milkshake-like smoothies. This one is the perfect balance.



Great for a super healthy breakfast, which is how I have been enjoying it.

I hope you try it!



Fruit and Spinach Smoothie

1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 whole ripe banana
4 frozen strawberries
4 slices frozen peaches
1 tablespoon milled flax seed
1 handful (about 3/4 cup) raw spinach leaves

Put everything in a blender. Blend it. Pour it into a glass. Sip and enjoy. Easiest recipe ever.

12 comments:

  1. Mmm, this looks delicious. I like how it calls for frozen fruits so we can enjoy this in the winter months too. I will try this weekend!

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  2. i love veggie fruit smoothies!!!!

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  3. does this recipe serve one or two? looks delicious!

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  4. Serves one! I just photographed the smoothie in 2 tiny juice glasses :)

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  5. Ooo I love! I've been thinking about getting into the smoothie groove and this sounds like the perfect starting point!

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  6. That looks like a chocolate malt! I can't believe it's spinach instead. Very cool and nutritious!

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  7. I can't wait to try this recipe. I already make one smoothie with blueberries and spinach. SHHHHH, my children don't know.

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  8. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/ask-a-health-expert/ask-a-dietitian/is-spinach-more-nutritious-raw-or-cooked/article1794425/

    sounds delish but i would steam the spinach

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  9. Good ideas, everyone :)

    I never thought of steaming the spinach first. Will have to try that one. Thanks!

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  10. This recipe definitely only serves one... maybe .5-
    I could seriously drink a gallon of this stuff!

    Very delicious smoothie, and I love how it's not overly sweet with ample health benefits :)

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  11. Ooooo tasty!
    I know your recipe can be edited, as alas I'm allergic to raw banana (which also includes most melons - all relates to my allergy to ragweed) so I may go for all berry. :)

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  12. green monster smoothies!! (that's the name for them in the blog world hehe) YUMM!!! :D

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