Spinach Smoothie

Published Date
May 14th 2022
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Looking for an easy and tasty way to enjoy spinach? Try this Spinach Smoothie. It's creamy, refreshing, calm, and delicious too. The banana adds natural sweetness, and a boost of potassium, while the natural peanut butter adds creaminess and plant-based protein. The unsweetened soy milk adds even more plant-based protein to keep you full. And we can't forget the spinach; this is a Spinach Smoothie, right? Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrition; it is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, K1, folic acid, iron, and calcium. So drink up that Spinach Smoothie!

What are the benefits of putting spinach in smoothies?

Putting spinach in smoothies boosts your intake of antioxidants, which fight free radical damage. Spinach also provides Vitamins A and C, which boost your immune system. Spinach also contains a ton of vitamin K. In fact, one cup of spinach provides almost 200% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health.

Can you put raw spinach in a smoothie?

Yes, you can. In fact, research shows that putting raw spinach in a smoothie is the best way to consume it. When raw spinach is chopped into small pieces, as in blending, more lutein is released. Lutein is an antioxidant that can reduce inflammation and possibly reduce the risk of heart attacks. 

What is better fresh or frozen spinach?

Frozen spinach is better than fresh spinach. That's because, over time, fresh spinach loses some of its vitamins and folate. On the other hand, frozen spinach keeps the nutrition locked inside. They're picked at the peak of ripeness when the nutrient levels are optimal, then partly cooked and frozen before the nutrients can be lost.

What is the side effect of spinach?

Spinach contains a ton of vitamin K, which can interact with various drugs or medications, leading to blood clots. So if you're taking medications, you may want to check with your doctor about possible side effects of spinach and drug interaction. Spinach also contains oxalic acid, which can lead to kidney stone formation. So if you're prone to getting kidney stones, you may want to avoid eating spinach.
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Author: Chigoziri Nwachuku
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Serves
1 person

Ingredients

Instructions

Place the unsweetened soy milk, banana, peanut butter and spinach into a blender, blending until smooth. Pour the spinach smoothie into a tall glass or smoothie cup.

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