Nov 302010
 
cranberry spinach smoothie

A Cranberry Spinach smoothie combining both spinach and cranberry, two ingredients that don’t often play well together. While you might think of this partnership as being meant only for Thanksgiving, this smoothie is great any time of year.

Why should you care about this particular smoothie? Well, because raw spinach gives us bone-healthy vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, and calcium; heart-healthy folate, potassium, and vitamin B6, all which impact our daily well being and fight against disease. And Cranberry offers some of the highest amounts of antioxidants to fight cell damage — and many other healthy nutrients that fight cell damage.

Plus, to add yet even more nutritional value to our cranberry spinach smoothie throw in a tbsp. of Chia seed. This little seed is heavy with nutritional value and, unlike the better known flax, it won’t add or detract from the intended taste of the mix.

In your favorite blender mix:

-1/2 cup of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
-1 cup of fresh spinach
-1/2 cup of cold cranberry juice
-1 cup of plain low-fat yogurt
-1 tablespoon of Chia seed


Cranberry Spinach Smoothie

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