Get Up and Go Green

Nicolas Rivers

GREEN SMOOTHIE

Fresh for the heart, we love starting our day with a green smoothie.  The perfect pick me up in the morning or any part of the day!

This smoothie contains spinach which is rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, folate and potassium.  It also contains the antioxident carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin that promote eye health, and reduce the risk of age related muscular degeneration and cataracts.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup filter spring water
2 handfuls fresh spinach
1 frozen banana
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
5 large mint leaves
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Pop everything into a blender and whizz for about 2-3 minutes.  Feel  free to add more water if consistency is to thick!

Mix other greens into your smoothie, play with broccoli, kale, cress, silverbeet, parsley and even rocket for a peppery kick!

 


20 February 2012

By Sarah Anne

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