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Green Smoothie– Video Inside

Today is another Food Friday!

 I love smoothies.  I think smoothies can be the perfect snack or even a meal.  You can add so many nutrient dense foods into one smooth delicious drink.  I like to add milled flax seed and chia seeds into my smoothies to add healthy omegas our bodies need.img_5889-1

When I make a smoothie, usually for breakfast, I always end up making it for my boys too.  They LOVE smoothies.  They really like this green smoothie and this high protein strawberry banana smoothie with flax and oats  and this Cold Buster Smoothie too.

Don’t be scared to try this because of spinach.  If you have not tried a green smoothie with spinach just give it one try!  If you have tried a green smoothie with spinach, you know what I am talking about when I tell you it is yummy.   There are a lot of different ways to make a green smoothie, but this is the way I really like them (in this smoothie you cannot  taste spinach.. it’s over powered by the other ingredients)

Spinach is a wonderful green-leafy vegetable known for its antioxidants and anti-cancer properties. It is very low in calories and fat.  Just in 3.5 ounces of raw leaves provides just 23 calories!  Another thing I really like about spinach is that is really high in iron (which is great for us women because we are higher risk to be iron-deficient anemic).  So eat your spinach ladies 😉🥗

This smoothie is packed with Greek yogurt, spinach, banana,  peanut butter and peaches.  These power ingredients provide you with a high protein drink that will boost your energy.

Drinking this is a perfect way to start your day or post workout! Here is how I make it:

 

Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

-3 Cups Spinach
-8oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I like Chobani)
-2 TBSP Peanut Butter
-1 Cup Frozen Peaches
-1/2- 3/4 Cup Favorite Milk (start with 1/2 cup and add more for a thinner smoothie if desired)

Directions

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend together until smooth.