Many people have trouble eating vegetables. It is well known that vegetables are not at the top of the list of tastiest foods for many people. How often as a child did you not leave all your vegetables on your plate? Or refused to come to the table as long as Brussels sprouts were on the menu?
However, vegetables are important and they contain vitamins that people need daily. Unfortunately, we can not only live on pizza, fries and chocolate. But how do you manage to get enough vegetables?
What if you eat a pasta without vegetables in it? Or going to eat pancakes? The green smoothie offers the solution for these ‘greenery’ days. The smoothie is tasty, healthy and also very, very green.
Classic Green Smoothie
The green spinach smoothie is a real classic among smoothies. Spinach is the most commonly used vegetable for the green smoothie, and you won’t be surprised that this is because spinach is extremely tasty, both on your plate and in a smoothie. A second advantage of spinach is that it is excellent to combine with other ingredients, especially fruit. Because of the endless possibilities that spinach in a smoothie offers, it is wonderful to experiment with this. Because spinach itself is not very sweet in taste, it is recommended to combine it with tasty sweets.
Spinach is rich in vitamin E, carotene and antioxidants. These three substances make spinach one of the healthiest vegetables available. Spinach is also rich in iron, which gives you a huge energy boost. No need to bake coffee in the early morning, just grab a smoothie! Note: To get the best out of your smoothie, make sure the spinach is fresh and not frozen.
The following ingredients are needed to make a green spinach smoothie:
- 1 cup of spinach version
- 2 peeled oranges
- 1 half sweet bell pepper
- 1 green apple with peel
- 1 glass of water or a handful of ice cubes
Then put everything in a blender and mix until soft. Here you can determine how long you let it blend and thus determine the thickness of the smoothie.