Kid-Friendly Vegan Spinach Smoothie

Want to try something a little different in your smoothie today, try SPINACH! Now if you’ve followed some of my older blogs you’ll know I’ve written about this before. In fact it was one of my most popular and trending posts. Years later, I still love spinach in my smoothies and so does my daughter!
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Today I’m sharing my daughter’s favorite smoothie; she LOVES the strawberry-banana combination, and so do I! The best thing about spinach, wait for it, if you add bananas you cannot taste it at all! You thought I was going to tell you the health benefits right there, didn’t you?  Well, let’s discuss them.
This smoothie is DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, NUT-FREE, PALEO, REFINED-SUGAR-FREE, VEGAN

Spinach

– 1 cup alone provides: 181% daily recommended value for vitamin K, 56% vitamin A, 15% folate, 14% vitamin C, and 13% manganese
-Spinach also contains vitamin E, iron, magnesium, and calcium
-Great source of natural fiber

Bananas

-Provide energy: restore your electrolyte balance
-Promote cardiovascular health: great source of potassium which is linked to maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function
-Natural antacid-protect against stomach ulcers
-Digestion-normalize digestive function
-Bananas are also low in calories and the fiber content helps you feel full

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Strawberries
-Contain potassium, vitmain C, Vitman K, folic acid, vitman B5
-The dietary fiber in strawberries keeps digestion regular, lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
-These ingredients aid in digestion and provide healthy sources of essential nutrients. 

I add spinach to just about every smoothie we make however this was the first spinach smoothie recipe I tried and I loved it for it’s ease and lack of ‘green’ taste. If you’re anything like us, you’ll grow to appreciate the tart green smoothies in time but this is a great way for you and your children to enjoy spinach in a non-invasive way!
Optional Mix-Ins:
-Chia Seeds
-Hemp Seeds
Instructions: 
Combine all ingredients (along with water) into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

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1 Comment

  1. Jessica
    February 20, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    cool! good to know

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