We’ve all heard the wonderful benefits of eating greens. Most people, even those who may not be overly concerned with what they eat, are aware that eating salad is good for you. Lately I have been trying to find tasty ways of getting as many nutrients as I can as easily as possible. One way I have found to cram a lot of nutrients into an easy meal or snack is by making homemade smoothies. Here’s one of my latest smoothie inventions that is full of iron, vitamin C, protein, calcium and lots of other healthy vitamins and minerals. Spinach is one of the healthiest greens you can eat and this recipe has a whopping four cups of spinach in it!
Green Goodness Smoothie Ingredients:
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- 2-3 cups of yogurt
- 2 bananas
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 – 4 tablespoons of ground walnuts (or almonds)
- 3/4 – 1 cup of pineapple juice (or use 3 – 4 tablespoons of maple syrup instead) or 1 cup of chopped fresh pineapple
- Other optional ingredients I have added to this with tasty results include: 1-2 tablespoons of gently melted coconut oil, 1 – 2 tablespoons of whey, and/or 1/2 teaspoon of salt (this helps bring out the flavors)
Blend all ingredients till liquified. Enjoy alone or pour over ice.
Yield: 2 to 3 cups
*This post is shared on Real Food Wednesday.