Long time no see, peeps! Hope you’re all doing great 😍 Didn’t blog for 2 weeks or so because uni has kept me extremely busy! I feel like I’m saying this on a regular basis but that’s just how it is 😂.
Those of you that follow me on Snapchat have seen this green smoothie at least 100 times in my stories 🥑. I really love the creamy consistency! I think I first tried it at a Juice Bar close to my place and I end up always ordering that type of green smoothie ever since. At some point I started craving it on a regular basis but wasn’t craving the price of it 😂. So, I started experimenting around with different ingredients on my own, until I finally found my perfect match 😍🍋. It contains a lot of vitamins and is a great way to get some greens into your diet without having to actually taste them 😂. But let me get into all that in a bit. So without further due, here is my favorite green smoothie recipe:
I use my Magic Bullet for mixing it just because it’s super convenient that I can drink out of the same container I mix my smoothie with 😁. But you can basically use any type of blender for this. You can also use normal water but I just like the twist of lemon that adds a little more freshness to it, together with the lime.
Now, let’s talk health benefits. Let’s start out with the most obvious one: spinach.
Personally, I really don’t like spinach that much in the fresh form. I love to incorporate it into my meals/drinks but I can’t eat it as a salad. Just can’t. That’s why I love mixing it into my smoothie, ’cause I can’t taste it 😏. Spinach is low in calories and high in fiber, which is why it’s great for adding texture, volume, vitamins and minerals to your meals. No matter the form, it’s a nutrient-packed food!
Next is the banana. Bananas are great, they boost your energy and have a lot of other things to offer as well! On top of potassium that’s good for your heart, vitamin B6, manganese and fiber, it provides you with approximately 17% of your daily Vitamin C to be consumed – Which is great, since Vitamin C is important for blood vessels, muscles, skin, teeth and healthy bones.
Next in line is the avocado. An avocado is high in fat but the good kind of fat – the non-saturated fat that is associated with lowering cholesterol. Avocados are also high in fiber, which leaves you feeling less hungry for a longer time.
Limes just like bananas are packed with vitamin C but they are also a great source of antioxidant properties, which help prevent strokes.
And that’s already it from me today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you want to read more of these because I’d love to share them with you!
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PS: On a little side note, even though this green smoothie is packed with nutrients and vitamins, you may want to watch out if you’re on a diet. It has approximately 450 calories, depending on the size of the ingredients. So just keep an eye on the calories and make sure you incorporate it accordingly with the rest of your meals and macros to stay on track.