banana nut smoothie (plus spinach!)

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This delicious smoothie or dare I even say it… dessert… is a must try! Perfect for post workout nourishment or maybe its your after dinner delight (good-bye breyers) or maybe its the kiddos choice… either way this is fantastic and while it taste too good to be true… it actually packs a punch in the nutrition category.

Spinach… nut just for Popeye… do I really need to convince you of this healthy leaf? Spinach is a great non-heme source of iron giving your body the energy it needs! Further, it is possibly one of the best sources of dietary potassium and full of magnesium (great for energy metabolism and muscle and nerve function! The list goes on… needless to say, its worth adding a cup to the smoothie!

Peanut butter… not just for kids! 7.7 grams of protein, which helps keep your tissues strong and promotes immune function!

Banana…not just for monkeys! High in tryptophan (great for fighting the blues)… high in potassium and 3 grams of fiber!

Ground flax seed… Full of omega-3 essential fatty acids… great heart-healthy effects! Fiber, both soluble and insoluble… power seed!

Cacoa beans are a great source of antioxidants and natural energy!

Dates… not just for sweetness! Really! Dates are full of tannins… they are know to have an anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties! Also they have a moderate amount of vitamin-A and rich in fiber, which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut!

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Enjoy and feel good about it!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen spinach (I buy fresh organic spinach and freeze it)
1 large frozen banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond if allergic to peanut)
3 dates, pitted
4 cacoa beans (or 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips)

Instructions

Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and waa laa… dessert… cough… I mean “wellness in a glass”

 

5 Comments on banana nut smoothie (plus spinach!)

  1. Kate
    June 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds amazing! Would I be undoing all the nutritious effects if I added a generous squirt of chocolate syrup??? It’s orgaaaaaniiic!!

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    • Chelsey Wang
      June 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Ha! I think its a fantastic idea! Especially sense its orgaaaaaaniiic. Mam approved.

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    • Chelsey Wang
      July 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Ha Ha! Chocolate syrup never hurt anybody!

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  2. Sara PIercey
    August 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    The salads are beautiful. They are also full of good nutrition . Great work you guys. Love you, Grandmother.

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    • Chelsey Wang
      September 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Grandmommy, you inspire me!

      Reply

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