Spring Green Smoothies
I love green smoothies. I’m drinking one now, as a matter of fact. It’s the one meal that allows me to get so much nutrition from all sources easily, and it is so enjoyable to sip throughout the morning, afternoon or evening. This year, I’m growing swiss chard in my organic vegetable garden, and I am planning on incorporating swiss chard quite often, instead of spinach (which is out of season in my area).
Green smoothies help clean your whole body while providing easy to absorb nutrients like calcium, Vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, fiber and so much more. Since we blend a green smoothie, we break down cellular walls in the plants, helping the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to become easily digested and assimilated into the cells in our body.
This green smoothie recipe will help promote eyesight health (thanks for the huge amounts of vitamin A), regularity (fiber from the greens and seeds), bone health (vitamin K, magnesium, calcium) and anti-aging antioxidant benefits. I like to have green smoothies for breakfast when I can, or sometimes for lunch or dinner, drinking the entire thing for one meal. If you like, split the smoothie into four servings, 1 and 1/4 cup servings for each person.
- 2-3 cups organic swiss chard (or spinach)
- ½ cup organic strawberries OR 1 large banana
- ½ medium avocado, ripe
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed or chia seed
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground turmeric
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. stevia extract powder, to taste
- 1/16 tsp. Himalayan Salt
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, for about one minute.
- Add more stevia, to taste, and blend 30 seconds longer.
- Portion out among guests, or sip the entire thing yourself.
I have a couple of more Easter posts to share with you, that I hope you’ll enjoy. I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and happy. Tell me what your plans are for the upcoming holiday (even if you don’t celebrate Easter), and what you are making.
This is The Healthy Advocate