Who says they can't get their kids to eat spinach? There are so many ways to get greens into your little ones....or you for that fact. A smoothie is a great way for anyone to get a delicious and nutritious meal...or a treat.
There is an abundance of vitamins in spinach and it is rich in nutrients like iron and fiber and has numerous health benefits. There are high levels of manganese, potasium and calcium, copper, phosperous, zinc and vitamins A, C, E and B6 just for starters. Flavoniods is a compound in spinach, which has anti oxidant and anti cancer properties. Spinach helps in lowering blood pressure due the presence of magnesium. Vitamin K, which is important for maintaining bone health, is also available in spinach. Moreover, spinach protects against heart disease. Vitamin C in spinach provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach can give smarter brain and better eyesight due to its richness in vitamins.
My little blonde babe is 2 1/2. She loves green smoothies. Here is the recipe to one of her favorite green smoothies:
Blonde Babe Blast Off Smoothie
1 bunch organic spinach
2 organic bananas
1 pint frozen organic blueberries
4 oz filtered water
Blend in Blendtec until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.