Jul 052012
 
spinach and mixed fruit smoothie

Spinach and Mixed Fruit Smoothie Recipe:
Remember the cartoon character of Popeye who gained superior strength every time he needed it by downing a can of spinach? Even if you don’t personally remember the comic strip series (it was first published in papers in 1929), Paramount Pictures produced a series of theatrical cartoons beginning in the mid 1930s and continuing until 1957. This, and endless showings on TV, stamped the benefits of spinach into our national culture.

And the creators of Popeye weren’t that far off. Spinach is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It has Niacin, Fiber, vitamins A, K, E, and B6. Spinach also offers a lot of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc, and iron. Plus, spinach is a surprisingly good smoothie ingredient and mixes well with a lot of different fruits.

In this wonderful spinach and mixed fruit smoothie recipe spinach blends with raspberries, peaches, and banana with the results of a satisfying and nutritious drink.

In your smoothie blender mix:
Ingredients:
Generous handful baby spinach
1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 peach, pitted & sliced
½ cup almond or soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp.Chia seed
Ice to taste


Spinach and Mixed Fruit Smoothie

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