Spinach, kale, collard greens, watercress...whatever your preference, leafy greens are some of the healthiest, most nutritious foods out there. We’d all benefit from adding more to our diet! That being said, we know it can be difficult to fit greens into your daily diet. That’s why every Monday we’ll share one of our favorite green smoothie recipes with you.
Whether you’re a healthy eating pro and leafy greens are your favorite part of your diet, or you’re new to healthy eating and aren’t sure where to start, green smoothies are an easy way to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Start your week off right by trying one of our recipes or creating your own!
This week’s smoothie includes baby kale, ground flaxseed, strawberries, lime, banana, and apple. It is packed with nutrients, and has a light, fruity taste. The perfect balance between tart and sweet! The strawberry is the standout flavor in this smoothie, and the lime complements it nicely, helping to subtly bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
Not only does the lime help unify the ingredients, it also has “unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.” Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a key factor of the function of a strong immune system and helps to neutralize free radicals.
Here’s the recipe:
Serving Size: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 cups frozen strawberries
3 cups baby kale
1 lime (squeezed)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 cup water
Toss all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and enjoy!
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