Yours Truly, Wendy Battles, The Clean Eating Coach, had nothing but fun on Saturday morning on WTNH’s Good Morning Connecticut. I loved whipping up some super healthy, clean eating green smoothies as Jeff and I talked about the health benefits.
Smoothies are easy to make, can be ready in only a few minutes and provide a healthy way start to any busy morning.
Even better, you can take the traditional fruit smoothie and take it up a notch by adding your favorite raw veggies.
Spinach and kale, antioxidant-rich dark leafy greens, are especially good in smoothies. Spinach has a mild flavor and is perfect to sneak in for kids while kale is more robust in texture and flavor. Either way, your body will stand up a cheer with the calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, E and K, fiber, potassium, and iron they will give you.
Check out the video for lots of great ideas about how to make a super healthy and delicious green smoothie and some of the simple ingredients you can add:
And that’s not all, greens are a natural anti-inflammatory, boost your immune system, and will help prevent cancer. With the bounty of local fruits and veggies available this time of year, it’s a snap to create a filling breakfast when you’re on the go.
The beauty of smoothies is making them your own and experimenting with different ingredients. Here’s a simple and healthy smoothie recipe that you can adapt to your liking, especially if you’re knew to the notion of adding greens to a smoothie.
Berrylicious Green Smoothie
Makes 16 ounces
1/2-3/4 cup almond milk, rice milk, low fat milk or coconut water
1 cup strawberries
1 frozen banana
2 cups spinach
1 -2 tbsp. almond butter or a scoop of your favorite protein powder
1 tbsp. ground flax seed, optional
ice cubes, optional
1. Wash and chop ingredients as needed
2. Add more or less liquid to create the desired consistency.
3. Blend, serve and enjoy!
What are your favorite ingredients to add to a green smoothie that you love and look forward to making? Do tell!