This smoothie that we make (usually all summer long) has a handful of key ingredients that keep our family healthy and full of energy. This is a great way to get greens into your kids without them knowing it because you can't taste the spinach. It's sneaky! Try it! You'll love it.
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, All are high in anti-oxidants to help boost your immune system.
Fresh Spinach: High in iron, calcium and antioxidants
Banana: Good source of Vit B6, Maganese and potassium
Coconut Milk: Contains Omega 3 and 6 and good fatty acid chains that are healthy for your joints, skin and cells
Spirulina: A microalga that is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. High in Vit B 12 and is a great sources of vitamins and trace minerals.
Omega 3 Fish Oils: Essential for proper brain functioning, increases neurological functioning
Flaxseed Oil: Inflammation reducer, contains good fatty-acid chains and omega oils.
Drop two bananas in your blender (break them in half) along with a cup of berries; a large handful of spinach; and 1/2 to 2/3 can of pure, organic coconut milk. Blend. Then add one more cup of healthy fruits for more flavor; (examples: black cherries, peaches, mango, papaya). If your berries are frozen, add 4-8 ice cubes. If your berries are not frozen, use 6-12 ice cubes along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend.
Then, add a heaping tablespoon of spirulina, a tablespoon of omega 3 fish oils and same with flaxseed oil. Blend those in. Serves 4. Yummy!
(For all of you moms wary of the "kid response" to color: the spirulina definitely will make your smoothies green. If that freaks anyone in your family out, you can hold off on the spirulina and just do the spinach. With just spinach, the smoothie will be similar to the color of smoothie below.
OTHER OPTIONS: Sometimes I throw in some of the following: cashews, avocado, almond butter, oats, raw peanut butter, cocoa powder, or hemp protein powder. But these are just extras to the mainstay recipe. Get creative on your own! Have fun. This is a refreshing summer drink, power -packed with nutrients, and will fill you right up. Enjoy!
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