About a year ago I started to make Green Monster Smoothies and blogged about it HERE. In case you haven't heard of them, the main ingredient is fresh spinach. And I'll say this - you do not taste a HINT of spinach but you do get all the vitamins and minerals from the spinach.
I just wanted to blog my smoothie from this morning, because there are a million different ways to make them. Most recipes call for milk...soy, almond, low fat, fat free...but I don't always want dairy in my smoothies.
This Green Monster is made with frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries, so the end result is a purple smoothie. I also use flax seed. Preliminary studies show that flaxseed may help fight everything from heart disease and diabetes to breast cancer. Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet.
Flax Fights Cholesterol
Flax Fights Diabetes
Flax Fights Cancer
Flax Fights Constipation
Flax Fights Inflammation
Flax helps boost the Immune System
Flaxseed is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which is great news for me because it helps the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthiritis.
A bunch of fresh spinach..always make sure you wash
spinach not sold in bags. This was before
I washed them...there's always
I used about two tablespoons of flax seeds and whirrrrrred
them in the blender for break them
Then I added frozen fruit, spinach and some juice.
Any juice...I used pomegranate.
There ya have it! The magic has started!
The frozen fruit takes the place of ice...ice waters down
a lot of smoothies, in my opinion.
Once the berries get in the mix, it turns dark purple!
And there ya have it.