In the mood for a new green smoothie? I know we were at my house this week and this is what I came up with.
This smoothie is nutrient-rich and delicious. Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients including iron, beta-carotene and vitamin C that fights heart disease and provides anti-cancer benefits. Cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits as well. Coconut water is full of potassium and electrolytes which makes this the perfect after-workout smoothie. I have it right after my morning run and it gives me the boost and energy I need to keep me going for the rest of the day chasing around two small kids. =)
We are loving this smoothie and will be drinking it every morning this week. Enjoy and let me know how much you love it too. =)
Green Power Smoothie
Yield: 2 servings
2 cups baby spinach, washed
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy vanilla milk of choice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup 100% pure coconut water
2 tbsp flax, hemp or chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.
Dont’ forget to check out my article which was published on Wednesday, September 7th in print and online here Jackson Sun including an interview and featured recipes. Very exciting for me and I can’t wait to get the print version! =)
Have an amazing day folks!