Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with my favorite Green Smoothie recipe!
Green Energizer Smoothie
Serves 2, Prep Time: 5 mins
1 large handful spinach leaves or kale
1 banana, chopped & frozen
1 cup peeled pineapple
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 date to sweeten
1 tsp super – green powder (optional but
1 ½ cups coconut water
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until thick and creamy. Drink half immediately and store the rest in a flask for later. Enjoy!
Spinach is a good source of beta-carotene, iron and folic acid. It helps to prevent anaemia, improves memory and is an antioxidant. Bananas are a rich in potassium and fibre and are a good source of energy. Pineapples are also a good source of potassium and vitamin c and therefore help boost the immune system. Flaxseeds are a good source of fibre and omega – 3 essential fatty acids. Cucumber is a good source of hydration, is high in calcium and folic acid. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes and is an effective natural energy drink.