How about a warming smoothie to get you through the winter?
Green smoothies are one of the best ways to start your morning. It’s nutrient dense and is an easy and quick way to get in a healthy meal, especially for those on-the-go. Get a good blender and mix in the right vegetables and fruits and your aversion to drinking a green smoothie will quickly dissipate. Spinach is low in calories, but high in folate, calcium, fiber and vitamins. It is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants. Try this smoothie which couples spinach with ginger and pears. Pears support heart, brain and gut health and ginger has anti-cancer and anti-inflammation properties but also keeps the sore throat at bay.
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 ripe pears, diced
- 1tbsp ginger, diced (or less if you are not a ginger fan)
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 pitted dates (I use this for sweetness)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 cups milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 scoops flax
Blend all ingredients. And enjoy….this is a smoothie that can tide you through lunch.