Drinking green smoothies does not have to be a nose curling exercise. Exercise is important but nose is not part of the body one should have to lift and tone. Should it? So when a green smoothie came along, the first thing I usually would do was to make a face, curl my nose and tell myself I am drinking it because it is so good for me. Then I gave up on the green ones and along with that I gave up on a fantastic idea of a breakfast on the go.
But we were not done, the Green smoothies and I. They managed to win me over and make me swoon and fall in love with them. Persistent little things I must say, but then it is to be expected of a green health bomb like spinach. Lets count the ways it is great for us :-
It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients. All these together make spinach very beneficial especially for our eyes, nervous system, cardiovascular disorders, skin & bones. And it is not very expensive, grows quickly in a patio vegetable bed as well.
Healthy food? Yes. Part of the 38 Power foods? Absolutely. Enjoy the Spinach Green Apple Cucumber Bomb as a refreshing drink after a workout or to start your day on fresh and green notes.
38 Power Foods blog group focuses on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.
Who is we all ? The following wonderful people who make nourishing food and talk about it on their blogs. Do check what they have come up with this week. Also, If you are a blogger and love the idea of being part of the 38 power foods, we would love to have you join us. Contact: Mireya(at)myhealthyeatinghabits.com for details.
Jill and Margo at Saucy Cooks;
Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ;
Martha at Simply Nourished Living ;
Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ;
Alyce at More time at the table ;
Casey at My Sweet and Savory
Bambi at adobodownunder
Spinach Green Apple Cucumber Bomb
- 1 C blanched spinach
- 1/2 Green apple diced peel on or off is a personal choice
- 1 C Cucumber diced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2- 3 mint leaves
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 C ice cubes
Blend them all together to a smoothie consistency.
You may or may not want to pass it through a sieve.
pour, sip, feel good.
Now off to that exercise we were talking about