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Green smoothie with lemon, spinach & avocado

  • carrots, apple, lemon

Green smoothie with lemon, spinach & avocado.

This green smoothie with lemon, spinach & avocado is one of my favorites. I add fresh squeezed apple & carrot juice for a little bit of sweetness. I really do enjoy a green smoothie with my breakfast. Since I have been drinking 1 green smoothie a day, I feel I have more energy. As of now my son and my husband has both had influenza. Not at the same time . First my son got sick, then my husband. So for 10 days now we have had influenza in our house. And so far I have been fighting it off. Anything I can do to help my body be stronger, I will do. If one of them is drinking green smoothies, I will do that. I am sure it does not hurt. You get a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs. This way your body gets them naturally. I am a big fan of natural, as you know. And I actually think a green smoothie taste really good. In particular this green smoothie with lemon, spinach  & avocado. It is not too sweet but has a nice and refreshing taste.

How you do it:

Ingredients ( makes 2 12 oz servings)

  • 3 apples cleaned and juiced
  • 2 medium carrots cleaned and juiced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of frozen spinach
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Add the avocado (without pit and peel) and frozen spinach to blender. I squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon by hand directly into the blender. If you want the taste of lemon to be stronger, squeeze the juice from 1 whole lemon. I think this amount is perfect though. Then juice the carrots and apples. First juice the carrots then the apples. Remember to peel the apples and carrots, if you are using non organic apples and carrots. Then pour the juice into the blender and blend all the ingredients until smooth (approx. 1-2 minutes). Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 190.0, Total Fat: 7.2 g, saturated fat: 0.1 g, Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1 g, Monounsaturated fat: 6.0 g, Cholesterol: 0.0 mg, Sodium: 31.2 mg, Potassium: 519.0 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 33.4 g, Dietary Fiber: 6.4g, Sugars: 15.1 g, Protein: 4.2 g, Vitamin A: 74.0 %, Vitamin B-6: 7.7%, Vitamin C: 21.2 %, Calcium: 9.2 %, Copper: 3.3 %, Folate: 14.3 %, Iron: 5.4 %, magnesium: 9.6 %, Manganese: 22.3 %, Niacin: 2.4 %, Phosphorus: 5.2 %, Riboflavin: 7.6 %, Selenium: 1.2%, Thiamin: 3.3 %, Zinc: 2.2 %

Green smoothie with lots of vitamin A.

As you can see it is very high in Vitamin A. You almost get the full recommended dosage. Now what is vitamin A good for? This form of vitamin A coming from fruit and vegetables is mainly beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is among others, very good for your vision and for your immune system.



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