When it comes to green smoothies, take a tip from Popeye. You can’t go wrong with using spinach as your main ingredient. No, you won’t magically get super strength after gulping down a glass, however, spinach does offer tons of health benefits.
High nutrients, low calories. Imagine, this leafy vegetable is jam packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B2, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, and potassium. You will also get protein, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. Spinach is also a good source of selenium, niacin, dietary fiber, as well as omega3. So you get a really good nutrient fix without adding any unwanted inches to your waist. Heck, spinach can even actually help you shed off the extra pounds.
Spinach is full of flavonoids, 13 different kinds, in fact. Flavanoids pretty much act as antioxidants. And the golden rule of antioxidants? Antioxidants = Antiaging. This will help fight off those nasty free radicals that do most of the damage.
Spinach also has anti inflammatory properties. So not only is that another anti aging plus, but it definitely combats certain conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraines, and even asthma.
Spinach is good for your heart as it helps lower blood pressure.
Spinach is good for your eyes as it helps prevent cataracts and other eye diseases.
Spinach is good for your brain as it keeps it young and helps improve memory.
Still not a fan of the leafy veggie? Well, we’ve decided to add a bit of peach to help tickle your taste buds, hence our “SPIN-EACH” Green Smoothie.
Interested? The spinach-peach recipe is right below.
What You Need:
- 3 Handfuls of Spinach
- 1 Cup of Peaches (Pitted and sliced)
- 1/4 Cup of Raw Oats
- 1 Cup Of Water
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey (Just like chocolate, the darker the better)
What To Do:
One of the best things about smoothies is that they are so simple to make. With this recipe, the hardest part would be gathering all the ingredients together. But once you have everything you need, the next step is to simply dump everything in a blend and whiz away until you have your smoothie.
Drink up and enjoy.