Squeeze Me First

SpinachBerry Zinger

Healthy start to your day.

This morning I enjoyed a delicous green smoothie. I have for many years made smoothies on a regular basis, but my goal now is to make smoothies everyday and with no added refined sugar. I am putting this recipe in the green smoothies section as it contains spinach, however the color of it was closer to brown and maybe not so delicious looking, but this due to the raspberres that are in it.I have used  frozen spinach in this recipe as I find it is easier to always have in your home, but if you have fresh baby spinach leaves please use that instead. End result though,is a delicious tasting smoothie full of nutrients.

This is what you do:

This makes approx. 2 x 12 oz servings.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of frozen spinach (approx. 1 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh spinach)
  • 2 apples peeled and without core roughly cubed
  • 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 date without seed (used to give a bit of sweetness)
  • 1 cm of fresh ginger (peeled and roughly sliced)
  • 1 apple juiced
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice

Add more or less ginger according to taste. More liquid (apple juice/water) can be added if you like your smoothie thinner or do not add as much liquid if you want  the result to be thicker. You can choose to only use juice apples and omit the water this will of course give you a little sweeter taste. Personally when I make a smoothie, especially if there are frozen ingredients in the smoothie, I add liquids so approx. 3/4 of the solid ingredients are covered with liquids. If I only use frozen ingredients it should probably be covered more. You put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until liquified. Then enjoy.

Nutrients in your smoothie:

Calories: 182, Total Fat: 0,7g, Sodium: 36,6 mg, Cholesterol: 0,0 mg, Potassium: 530,9 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 46,1 g, Dietary Fiber: 8,0 g, Sugars: 21,5 g, Protein: 2,4 g, Vitamin A: 74,6 %, Vitamin B-12: 0,0 %, Vitamin b-6: 6,2%, Vitamin C: 24,9 %, Vitamin D: 0,0 %, Vitamin E: 0,6%, Calcium: 8,4 %, Copper: 6,0 %, Folate: 14,7%, Iron: 7,2%, Magnesium: 10,7%,  Manganese: 41,6%, Niacin: 3,0 %, Riboflavin: 7,2 %, Selenium: 1,7%, Thiamin: 4,0 %, Zinc: 3,3 %. The daily percent values are based on 2000 calorie and maybe higher or lower based on your calorie needs.

 

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