Saint Patrick’s Day Creamy Green Smoothie
See “Green” with this Delicious Smoothie!
St Patrick’s Day may be the day Americans think “green” but if they embraced the type of green found in this creamy and luscious smoothie America would be a great deal healthier.
Forget the green beer, artificially green colored food and embrace the green Mother Nature supplies naturally. In fact, consider taking the rest of the month to see how much green you can get in your diet.
The recipes we have on this site have a lot of “green” ingredients. The recipes are uber healthy while being simultaneously fast, easy and delicious. Even the green haters in your life will like them – if they close their eyes! And speaking of those a little suspicious of green or anything labeled “healthy”, consider adding some extra banana and/or dates as mentioned below in the ingredients. It’s okay to boost the sweet naturally while a newbie to healthy eating is getting accustomed to it. Once they’re “hooked”, you can decrease the sweet a little and they won’t even notice.
We have many smoothies on the site, but it’s always fun to add another one to the line-up. Different healthy ingredients provide different health benefits.
This smoothie has healthy spinach for anti-oxidants, iron and protein. Flax seeds are an excellent source of fiber and help to lower blood pressure. Cashews lend creaminess and are a healthy fat and protein source.
Please let me know how you enjoy this and any varieties you come up with.
2 handfuls of organic baby spinach or baby kale
½ organic banana [if you want it sweeter, use the whole banana]
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 cup organic coconut water, coconut milk or any plant-based milk of your choice
¼ cup organic raw cashews
Optional: 2 pitted dates, soaked for at least 20 minutes in hot water
1 cup ice – optional
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If you like it icy cold, add the ice. It’s optional depending on your preference.
Dr Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of “The Gluten Effect”