Super Simple Spinach Smoothie
Updated: Apr 12, 2021
I’m not really a smoothie person. Years ago, when smoothies were all the rage and I was still a student, I tried to be. But at the end of the day I really prefer to savour a meal. I think I miss out on the experience of actually eating when I have a smoothie instead. Plus there’s just so many possibilities that it can be overwhelming! Think about all the add-in potential! There are seeds, oats, dates, nut butters, fruits etc. Your humble glass can suddenly be transformed into an energy-dense drink that rivals the caloric value of a large breakfast. There’s really nothing wrong with this, but here are a few things to keep in mind when including smoothies in your diet.
Keep it simple. Make a simple smoothie and pair it with solid food like whole-grain toast with natural nut butter.
If you are a total smoothie lover and enjoy the convenience, then you can use it as a meal replacement, but make sure it’s balanced. Try to hit each of our food groups:
Whole grains (oats)
Protein food (Greek yogurt)
Veg or fruit (frozen cauliflower, spinach, berries, bananas etc.)
That said, my husband is team smoothie. He has one every morning on his way to work as a supplement to his breakfast. So I decided to share his recipe here. Super simple, super easy.
Calories 295kcal, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4.7g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 197mg, Carbohydrate 46g, Fibre 3.7g, Sugars 31g, Protein 14.2g, Vitamin D 2mcg, Calcium 471mg, Iron 1mg, Potassium 800mg.