A smoothie a day is a great way to add green leafy vegetables to our diet. Even my kids started to drink mummy’s delicious green 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 the kale spinach 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!’
If you joined ‘A Smoothie A Day – for 30 days challenge, you got access to my Easy Green Smoothie recipes, most of which has kale or spinach as one of the ingredients.
However this Kale Spinach Smoothie Recipe wasn’t included in that free downloadable guide.
Kale Spinach Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup kale
1 celery stick
1 green apple
1 cup of water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender, followed by the soft fruit. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
For a complete meal replacement add 1 scoop Organifi protein powder.
This delicious green smoothie is very energizing and an easy meal for a hot summer day.
Start blending, it’s easy, quick and yum!
Health Benefits of Spinach
“Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other word, it’s loaded with good things for every part of your body!
Abundant flavonoids in spinach act as antioxidants 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
Health Benefits of Kale
The nutrients in kale can help boost well-being and prevent a range of health problems.
Even the chlorophyll in kale may have health benefits.
It is also a good source of vitamin C and iron.
The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 found in kale all support heart health.
A high potassium intake is also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density, and reduction in the formation of kidney stones. – Medical News Today
Health Benefits of Celery
The benefits of celery begin with it being an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folateand vitamin B6. – Dr. Axe
Health Benefits of Apple
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
Health Benefits of Kiwi
If you thought that lemons and oranges were the highest sources of Vitamin C, then think again! According to the nutritional break-up of kiwi fruit, per 100 grams contain 154 percentage of Vitamin C, which is almost twice that of 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 known as actinidain which is known for its protein dissolving properties, similar to that of papain in papaya. This is the reason why it is commonly used as a meat tenderiser. Moreover, it helps in the digestion of proteins in the body and is also known to help patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
It is a good source of folate, which is said to be beneficial for pregnant women because it helps in the development of the foetus, making it healthy. It is also considered to be good for growing children. – food.ndtv.com
Considering all the health benefits of the ingredients, this Kale Spinach Recipe is spot on, giving you a delicious powerhouse – smoothie. Enjoy!