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!
If you’re new to green smoothies, the more bitter-tasting greens (like kale or arugula) can be intimidating. It’s okay to start small! Spinach is the best green to start with because it is very mild. When you add fruit to the mix, you probably won’t even taste it--it’ll just taste like fruity, nutritious goodness.
Our strawberry mango smoothie is a great smoothie for beginners and health pros alike. Here’s the recipe:
Serving size: 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup frozen mango
2 cups spinach
1 ½ cups water
1 medium green apple
1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
Just toss all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and enjoy! Split it with a friend or family member or save half as a healthy snack for later!
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