Saturday, May 18, 2013

Smoothie Saturday #9 - Strawberry Spinach

 

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 007_zps9d4f34f8.jpg

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).
 
 
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 001_zps901345bf.jpg

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. 
ENJOY!!
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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4 comments:

  1. I love to sneak herbs and veggies into my smoothies, especially cilantro! This one sounds great. I will definitely try it.

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  2. This sounds really good! I've made spinach and strawberry smoothies before but I like your additions of kefir and whey powder - I'll have to remember this! :)

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  3. This looks and sounds AMAZING thanks for sharing.

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  4. We absolutely love smoothies here. My blender is kind of on its last leg and we have to blend forever....I might have to think about breaking down and buying something new.

    Thank you for sharing with us on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop.....I hope you will join us again next week!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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