Smoothie Saturday #9 - Strawberry Spinach
A while ago I bought - The "NutriBullet". Since then I have been creating many smoothie creations.
Today is the ninth "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie experimentation.
In this recipe the healthiest ingredient is Spinach.
Spinach - is high in vitamin C and therefore improves cardiovascular health, it is high in flavonoids which are cancer-fighting antioxidents. Spinach is said to improve brain function by preventing oxidation on your brain. (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
10 Michigan strawberries or 5 - 7 large California Strawberries (washed & hulled) (I used frozen strawberries - but fresh is yummy also)
1/2 banana (peeled)
handful of spinach (washed & deveined)
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon walnuts
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup kefir (or yogurt)
1/4 cup water (if it is too thick)
Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the walnuts & flax seeds. Now place the remaining ingredients (including the processed seeds & nuts from the first step) into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds (or until fully blended).
NOTE: Because of the banana - this Smoothie really tastes like a "Strawberry Banana" Smoothie - if you prefer more of the Strawberry Spinach flavors then omit the banana & add extra strawberries.
IMPORTANT: All of my smoothie recipes on this blog are measured for the "NutriBullet" and are a single serving - if you have a different kind of blender that has a larger capacity then you may increase the amount of ingredients according to your desired smoothie needs. The ingredients in this recipe measure close to the max line of the NutriBullet.
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