Spinach is pretty much the Incredible Hulk of vegetables. It has Calcium, Vitamins K and C, as well as good amounts of complex B vitamins. It has potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc. It’s also rich in Omega 3 and iron. That’s not even close to all, but you get the point. I love spinach in salads, but I know lots of people don’t like the taste. Here’s a great alternative that will still give you the benefits, and then some, while hiding the flavor behind more deliciousness!
Grab a handful of spinach and toss it in your blender. I have a Ninja with individual cups and that’s what I use. (it’s the biggest reason I bought this particular Ninja and I love these cups! Every blender/processor should have these!!)
Toss your spinach in first, then top it with 2/3 cups of unsweetened, organic frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup of unsweetened frozen mango pieces, 1 tablespoon of agave nectar and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Then start with 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk. Sometimes, I have to add another 1/2 cup of almond milk, depending on how well the frozen fruits decide they want to fall in the mixing process and also how thick/thin I want my smoothie to be. My kids want it to be like ice cream and I like a more traditional smoothie feel. Whatever floats your boat will work!
Mix well and serve!
This is yummy and filled with so much goodness for your body and it could not be easier to make! You can substitute kale for the spinach, if you’d like. I do sometimes and it’s equally yummy!
Enjoy! Kristi 🙂