Super Green Smoothie Recipe

Lorna RhodesRecipe, SmoothieLeave a Comment

Sweet Spinach Smoothie Recipe - Nutrition Dynamics
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This is my favourite smoothie, you can use a pear instead of the pineapple if you prefer.  If the texture is too thick add some more coconut water. The mint leaves make all the difference.

Serves 2

½ ripe avocado
Large handful spinach leaves
A few mint leaves
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
Juice ½ lemon or lime
50g fresh or frozen pineapple
200ml coconut water
3 ice cubes (optional)

Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a blender, add all the remaining ingredients and blitz until smooth.

What’s so good about this smoothie?

Avocados are one of the most nutritious foods to eat, they are loaded with nutrients many of which a lacking in today’s modern diet. Whilst they are great to make guacamole, adding them to your morning smoothies is a wonderful way to give you a boost at the start of the day. Avocados contain Vitamin K – important for bone health, vitamin C – good for the immune system, Vitamin E – good for the skin and more potassium than a banana !

Loaded with anti-oxidants like carotenoids, they also increase anti-oxidant absorption from other foods such as Spinach.This is truly a smoothie full of green goodness.

Flaxseeds are the most concentrated plant source of the omega-3 fatty acids, ALA, making them heart-healthy nutrients and also having anti-inflammatory properties.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: Cals 156, Protein 3.5g, Carbohydrate 7.1g, of which sugar 3.1g, Total fat 11g,, of which saturates 1.9g, Fibre 4.9g, Salt 0,1g.

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