Green Smoothie Love!

Smoothies!!!  What a wonderful summertime treat.  As you guys know, I’m a HUGE green smoothie fan!  They are just so nourishing, refreshing and oh-so delicious!!  I love ’em!  I recently whipped up a delicious 4 ingredient smoothie that will blow your mind!  (I exaggerate… but trust me, it’s one of my new fave recipes!)  So simple!

Just toss in a handful of frozen mango, a dollop of plain yogurt (greek or made with coconut milk if you’re dairy-free), a bunch of fresh spinach and a splash of purified water.

Blend and…Bam!  You have a fresh ‘meal-in-a-mug’.

A big bag of frozen mango is something you can keep on hand in your freezer, so it’s an easy addition to any meal.  Mango has vitamin C which protects against free radical damage and reduces cancer risk.  It has vitamin A and E which are both good for your skin.  And A is great for your eyes, too.  Mango has folic acid which is an essential B vitamin with many health benefits.  It’s a ‘sweet’ deal all around!

The Greek yogurt provides your body with lasting protein to keep you going ’til lunch time!  It contains probiotics which help promote a healthy gut.  It also provides you with important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium which helps build strong, healthy bones.  And it is lower in lactose than other dairy foods (only 4 grams of lactose in a 6-ounce serving), so it’s a great option for anyone who eats dairy!

And do I have to go over all the amazing qualities of spinach again??  Here are just a few of the benefits of this lovely leafy veggie… it promotes bone health, improves skin and hair, and provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. It is known to help manage diabetes, lower blood pressure, promote regularity, and may even help prevent asthma and cancer!!  Spinach is believed to provide more nutrients per calorie than any other food on earth!

So, what are you waiting for?   Enjoy the last few days of summer… and what better way to enjoy them than with a fresh green smoothie?!!


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