We all are well-aware of the incredible health benefits of adding spinach to our diet. It is a nutrient-dense superfood, low in calorie - an ideal choice when you want something filling and healthy. Mask the 'leafy bitter' taste by adding it to fruit smoothies. These 7 spinach smoothie/soup recipes will score on your health checklist as well as your taste buds.
This is a light, frothy green juice with a lot of flavor. Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which helps in the digestion of protein. Spinach just so happens to be rich in protein as well as potent antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C. We call this recipe a "whole juice" because it is made in a blender, which makes a juice that includes the fiber (pulp) without being thick like a smoothie.
Both spinach and orange are good sources of choline, which helps improve mental function, and vitamin C. They are also considered antioxidant and anti-cancer foods, making this spinach orange smoothie great for staying healthy. A little bit of fresh banana helps to thicken the smoothie while also adding in potassium and vitamin B6.
Combining spinach leaves with apple into a smoothie drink not only provides all the benefits and nutrition of raw spinach, but, because it tastes great, you will be more likely to drink this healthy beverage more often.
The freshest, fastest way to get your veggies is in a smoothie. What a great way and super easy energy drink to start your day with, or for a quick pick me up. Cheers!
Green apples, spinach and collard greens are a super rich source of antioxidants, nutrients and a host of minerals. In a blender, add 1 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup spinach, 1/3 cup chopped collard green leaves (with stem removed), the juice of one orange and one lemon. Blend well and serve fresh. Enjoy this nutritious drink any time you need a boost of instant energy.
In a blender, add 1 orange, peeled and quartered, 1/2 ripe, soft avocado, 1 peeled honey mango, 2 stalks of celery, cut into 6" pieces, 2 handfuls raw spinach, in this order. Puree. When there's some juice, push spinach and celery down and puree for 1 min. Serve room temperature and eat before avocado oxidizes and causes bad fat. Chill mangoes and oranges to serve soup chilled.
Spinach-Mung Soup is warm and creamy, moderately heavy, soothing, and nourishing to our body and mind, fits right in to balance our vata. Combination of mung beans and spinach makes this dish not only protein rich, but a nutritiously dense balanced meal. This soup is quite filling and can be a whole lunch on its own.