Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

By on February 15, 2013
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I just threw this smoothie together to help wake me up on this gorgeous and sunny Friday morning. The portions aren’t exact but it’s roughly what I used. The result is a deliciously creamy blueberry smoothie. The blue and purple in the blueberries definitely seem to overpower the green in the spinach because even with all the spinach I added, the smoothie still turned out mostly purple. So even though you’re drinking a smoothie made with 2 big handfuls of spinach, it doesn’t look or taste like it at all!  Spinach doesn’t have a strong flavor at all so I add it to most of my fruit smoothies and never taste it. I also like to add 100% pure egg whites 0%fat greek yogurt for a little protein kick.

Interesting facts about blueberries: Did you know that blueberries help neutralize free radicals which helps ward off disease and helps to keep your skin looking young and fresh? Blueberries also contain a high amount of antioxidants and a study done at the University of Michigan even suggests that blueberries may help reduce belly fat. Read more about the health benefits of blueberries here.

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

♦1/2 cup frozen blueberries

♦ 1 ripe banana

♦4-6 frozen strawberries

♦1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt

♦1 cup orange juice

♦1/3 cup 100% egg whites (I buy mine in a carton)

♦2 handfuls of fresh spinach

Here’s What You’ll Do:

Add the OJ to your blender then add the banana and frozen fruits. Add the yogurt & egg whites, then top it all off with the spinach. Blend for a while to break everything down and make sure the spinach is well blended.

Drink up and enjoy the healthy side of life!

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