What’s a better way to get your summer started than with a smoothie? I can’t think of one either. Packed with nutrients, this smoothie will energize and boost your mood, plus it will make you glow – who doesn’t want that!
Glowing Green Smoothie
1 ripe banana
2 handfuls organic fresh spinach
1 handful organic frozen peaches
1 handful frozen pineapple
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 lemon juiced
1/2 cup almond milk (I used organic toasted coconut almond milk!)
1 cup water
This smoothie is an overall vitamin, mineral and antioxidant powerhouse! Not only does it taste delicious but it also makes you feel great. Generally speaking, most people take one look at a green smoothie and become either completely disgusted or weary of the taste due to the color. I’m all about the philosophy that it matters most what’s on the inside, and this smoothie is no exception.
– The banana, pineapple, almond milk and peaches provide an abundance of potassium and help sustain long lasting energy.
– The peaches, pineapple and spinach are full of vitamin A (great for your eyes!), vitamin K, dietary fiber and powerful antioxidants. Lemons and peaches specifically provide a rich source of vitamin C (immune system boosting and skin anti aging) as well as lycopene and lutein which promote heart health.
– Chia seeds are loaded with healthy nutrients, fatty acids and minerals. Not only that, but they help keep you fuller longer because of their high satiety level (expands in your stomach!). Chia seeds are 60% omega-3s fatty acid, which help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and improve cognitive performance. These lil’ guys are great!
– Almond milk is a nice alternative to dairy or soy products, plus its delicious! It contains lots of vitamin E (Hello, glowing skin!) and vitamin B for metabolism regulation. Combined with the toasted coconut, it brings 50% of your daily value for calcium.
I hope that this simple Glow Green Smoothie is the kick off to your new healthier lifestyle with Mass Musings. I should note that I am not a registered dietitian or nutritionist, so please consult your doctor before beginning any new diet plans. Drink up!