Green Monster Smoothie

Getting your veggie requirements is made easy with this healthy, nutritious green monster smoothie!

Getting your veggie requirements is made easy with this healthy, nutritious green monster smoothie! Bakerette.com

Getting your veggie requirements is made easy with this green smoothie! It’s made with spinach and peanut butter. And guess what? You don’t even TASTE the spinach—I promise! in fact, it tastes more like a treat. It’s that good.

I taught a class on nutrition to some 12-14 year olds and afterward made two types of smoothies: a berry smoothie and this smoothie. They all turned their nose up to this smoothie because it was green, but I poured a tiny bit in a Dixie cup and encouraged them to just try it. They did and guess what? They asked for a full glass! They drank more of this than the berry smoothie!

What are the benefits of spinach*?

  • It’s low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. It’s full of vitamins K, A, C, B2 and B6, and vitamin E as well as copper, fiber, folate, iron (which is great for menstruating women), magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorous, potassium, protein, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids! WOW!
  • Spinach is loaded with flavonoids, which act as antioxidants to protect the body from free radicals. Researchers discovered 13 different flavonoid compounds that act as anti-cancer substances. A great disease preventer!
  • Gastrointestinal health can be guarded by eating more of this food because the beta-carotene and vitamin C work to protect the cells in the colon from harmful effects of free radicals.
  • Inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and asthma may be helped.
  • Studies have shown that the consumption of dark green leafy veggies slows the decline of brain function as we age.
  • Lutein, found in spinach, is a protector of eye disease.
  • It’s a low-cal alternative for iron (compared to red meat); and unlike red meat, it is fat and cholesterol free!

Spinach is one of the highest pesticide-containing foods, so it’s important to eat organic spinach.

This green monster smoothie recipe is:

Creamy

Delicious

Nutritious

No cholesterol

High in calcium

High in manganese

High in potassium

Very high in vitamin A

Very high in vitamin B6

High in vitamin C

High in vitamin E

If you like this green smoothie, you’ll also like these other smoothie recipes on Bakerette:

Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothie

Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothie Recipe at Bakerette.com

Mango Banana Smoothie

Kick start your day with this healthy, low-fat, and flavorful Mango Banana Smoothie made with coconut milk. Bakerette.com

Enjoy!

xoxo Jen

Green Monster Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothies
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla dairy-free soy yogurt
  • 4 cups baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 188 Fat: 6.6g Saturated fat: 1g Unsaturated fat: 0.0g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbs: 29g Sugar: 18.7g Sodium: 182mg Fiber: 4.3g Protein: 6.4g Cholesterol: 0mg
*All nutritional information was taken from Naturally Healthy Eating
RECIpage.com
Iowa Girl Eats

 

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. I HAD TO SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK! Love this recipe thank you so much for sharing! I hope to slim down with this as part of my daily diet.

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