Thursday, April 4, 2013

Smoothie Recipe

I thought it was time that I post another delicious smoothie recipe.  The two main ingredients in this smoothie (spinach and blueberries) have many benefits to the body.  According to Swedish researchers, the nitrate present in spinach can help muscles work more efficiently during exercise; making your workout seem less strenuous.  Blueberries are high in antioxidants, which can ease muscle soreness and and reduce inflammation after a workout.

Blend this smoothie before your next workout session and reap the benefits of the power foods.  It has 300 calories per serving.  Serves 1

Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie

1 1/2 Cup coconut water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 Cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Cup packed baby spinach
1 Tbsp unsalted almonds
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
2/3 Cup frozen blueberries

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth (approx. 30 - 45 sec)

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