Need a good energy boost? Well, instead of grabbing a cup of coffee, why not opt for a healthier alternative? Now I’m not saying that you should just crush your caffeine cravings, coffee does have it’s perks after all, but this Super Spinach Smoothie is definitely something else – in a good way. You’ve all seen Popeye after all.
So if you want to go green, (when it comes to smoothies, you can never go wrong with going green) this Super Spinach Smoothie is definitely worth a try. Super because it’s super healthy, super because it’s super simple with only 3 ingredients, and for something green, it is super yummy too.
Interested? Check out the Super Spinach Smoothie Recipe below:
What You Need:
- 2 Cups of Baby Spinach
- 2 Cups of Orange Juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
- 3 Bananas
What To Do:
After you have washed your baby spinach, squeezed enough OJ, and peeled your bananas, simply put in a blender and whiz away until smooth. Done. You have your Super Spinach Smoothie which was super simple to make. Drink and enjoy.
Why It’s Good:
Because of the ingredients in this green smoothie, you will get a good dose of the following:
The Vitamin A and C that you get from Spinach are actually really great antioxidants, ones that fight of free radicals and help prevent cholesterol from building up and pretty much sticking to and clogging up the walls of you blood vessels. This pretty much means reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus spinach as been known to strengthen your muscles (Think of Popeye once again!). Your heart is a muscle. You do the math.
Spinach may help both treat and prevent certain heart conditions such as:
- Heart failure
- Coronary heart diseases
Did you know that a single cup of spinach blended into a smoothie provides about 200% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K? Well, this recipe even has 2 cups! Vitamin K helps strengthen your bones. Because you also get calcium and magnesium from spinach, this really does reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Going back to the antioxidants, remember that antioxidants=anti aging especially when it comes to your skin.
- Less wrinkles
- Even skin tone
- Tighter pores
- Reduced age spots
- Reduced sun spots
- Less sag
Reduce Risk of Cancer
The spinach leaves blended into the smoothie specifically helps prevent prostate cancer because it increases your intake of carotenoids. It may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and lung cancer because of it’s flavanoid, folate, tocopherol and chlorophyllin compounds.