Green Smoothie

Eat your greens with this wholesome green smoothie. Are you struggling to enjoy eating your fruits and vegetables? Toss them in a blender, and you won’t even know that they are there.
Why are green smoothies so good for you?
Firstly, fruits and vegetables are packed with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Secondly, sometimes we lose some of the nutrients of vegetables when they are cooked. It is important to balance your intake by consuming both raw and cooked vegetables to maximize the nutritional benefits these foods provide. Thirdly, drinking smoothies facilitates digestion. The nutrients from these fruits and vegetables are quickly absorbed and utilized by the body when they are in this blended form.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk/coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 frozen spinach cubes or 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1/3 cup frozen avocado
  • 2 heaping tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Blend frozen mango, spinach, banana and almond milk together.
  2. Once blended add Greek yogurt, protein powder and a few ice cubes, blend again.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and top with chia seeds for a fibrous boost.