A smoothie a day is a great way to add green leafy vegetables to our diet. Even my kids started to drink mummy’s kale spinach smoothie.
Earlier it was impossible to get them to eat spinach and kale in a salad or cooked. But if it is in a smoothie, that is different! They drink this delicious green smoothie with me. My son asked the other day, what is in the smoothie? I told him the ingredients.
His response: ‘Oh, spinach! I love spinach!’
Kale Spinach Smoothie Recipe
If you joined ‘A Smoothie A Day – for 30 days challenge, you got access to my Easy Green Smoothie recipes. Most of those smoothie recipes has kale or spinach as one of the ingredients.
However this Kale Spinach Smoothie Recipe wasn’t included in that free downloadable guide.
1/2 cup spinach
1 celery stick
1/2 cup kale
1 green apple
250 ml of water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender, followed by the soft fruit. Than blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
For a complete meal replacement add 1 scoop Organifi protein powder.
Because this delicious green smoothie is very energizing, it can serve as an easy meal for a hot summer day.
Start blending, it’s easy, quick and yum!
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First of all, the green leaves of spinach are high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K. Also high in thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other words, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body!
Due to the abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants, it helps to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals. Particularly in the colon. The folate in spinach is good for your healthy cardiovascular system, and magnesium helps lower high blood pressure. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain your vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity. – says Dr. Mercola
Because the nutrients in kale can help boost well-being and prevent a range of health problems it is becoming more and more popular.
To name a few of these nutrients, Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and vitamin K, among others.
Even the chlorophyll in kale may have health benefits.
Due to the fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 found in kale, it support heart health.
Additionally, high potassium intake can help to reduce the risk of stroke, to protect against loss of muscle mass. It plays important role in the preservation of bone mineral density, and in the reduction of kidney stones formation. – Medical News Today
This vegetable is excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes. In addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. – Dr. Axe
As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a “miracle food”.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.
The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. – Medical News Today
According to the nutritional break-up of kiwi fruit, it contains almost twice as much Vitamin C, as lemons and oranges. Vitamin C acts as powerful antioxidant, eliminating free radicals that could cause inflammation or cancer. It also helps in boosting the immunity of the body against harmful pathogens.
Kiwi fruit contains an enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins in the body and is also known to help patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
At last but not least, kiwi is a good source of folate, which is beneficial for pregnant women because it helps in the development of the foetus, making it healthy. – food.ndtv.com
In summary, considering all the health benefits of the ingredients, this Kale Spinach Recipe is a delicious powerhouse – smoothie. Enjoy!