Okay, so I have an obsession with spinach as of late, but I would NEVER think to turn it into smoothie form and drink it. Yet, there is this spinach smoothie popping up all over pinterest and I’m going to have to try it out sooner or later because it actually looks pretty tasty.
The smoothie has bananas, peanut butter, chobani and other sweet ingredients in it plus the spinach of course. Healthy benefits? Well of course I wouldn’t be posting about something if it didn’t have any!
- Spinach is fat free, cholesterol free, low in calories, and very low in sodium
- Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, iron, fiber, folate, and lutein
- Leutin is an antioxidant that promotes good eye health, and may help prevent cancer of the liver, ovaries, colon and prostate, and even dementia.
- Dole lab tests found spinach juice has twice the chlorophyl, eight times the calcium, six times the magnesium, 10 times the potassium, 15 times the vitamin C and 43 times the vitamin A of wheatgrass juice!
So go ahead and test this out and let me know what you think! Here’s the link for the recipe and I’ll post it below as well.
Green Monster Spinach Smoothie
1 frozen sliced banana
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup 0% Vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or other kind of milk)
4 cups baby spinach (or more, or less)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
350 calories, 10g fiber, 21g protein