Try this amazing Lean and Green Smoothie!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened rice milk
- 2 cups greens (spinach or kale) (I just put in one large handful)
- 1 2-inch piece of cucumber
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 2 sprigs parsley
- 2 packets stevia
- 4-5 ice cubes
Approximately 200 calories. Blend and enjoy!
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B12, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, copper, protein, phosphorous, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, niacin, and selenium.
Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate. It’s volatile oil components include myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. It’s flavenoids, include apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.
Bananas are a very goos source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and manganese.
Blueberries are phytonutrient superstars. Blueberries contain significant amounts of anthcyanadins, the antioxidant compounds that give the fruit it’s deep color. They are an amazing source of vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and vitamin E. They also contain high amounts of ellagic acid, a phytochemical that prevents cell damage.
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber, magnesium, and the minerals silica and molybdenum.