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It’s day 18 of our January Green Smoothie Challenge!! I want to share 3 of my favorite green smoothie recipes from my ebook “Drink Green Smoothies”. Check these out and try them this month.
Coco Tropic Islander
2 cups chopped kale leaves
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened soymilk
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Benefits: “One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.” – WebMD
“Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar, for coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.” – www.doctoroz.com
1 cup sweet green grapes
1/2 Granny Smith apple (cored and skinned) 2 cups fresh spinach
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1/4 cup water
Benefits: Spinach has tons of dietary fiber, which aids digestion, helps constipation and helps us to maintain low blood sugar. Fiber keeps us full and helps us not to eat randomly.
“The carbohydrate in agave nectar has a low glycemic index, which provides sweetness without the unpleasant “sugar rush” and unhealthful blood sugar spike caused by many other sugars. Agave nectar is a delicious natural sweetener that can be used moderately – by dieters, some diabetics, and health conscious cooks – to replace high-glycemic and refined sugars.” – Allaboutagave.com
Bananas and Peanut Butter
2 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon creamy, no sugar added peanut butter
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup water
Benefits: Peanut butter has 2 g of fiber per serving and 8 g of protein per serving. It helps you to feel full and has healthy fats.
“Anti-cancer benefits of raspberries have long been attributed to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.” – whfoods.com