Let’s be honest, spinach is on nobody’s list of favorite foods. But as Ned Stark would never say – summer is here – and things are getting hot and steamy. And while we’re being honest, let’s face it – looking your best is never easy.
But we’ll be damned if we don’t give it a shot – and what better way could there be than a cool, refreshing and exceptionally healthy smoothie that does NOT taste of spinach.
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I’ll repeat that; it does NOT taste of spinach!
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A green spinach banana super smoothie is however a quick (just three minutes) way to get in a decent breakfast or to charge you up after a workout. I know, drinking something green feels wrong. But it’s oh so right.
You just need to get used to the freshly mown lawn smell. And FYI – drinking a green smoothie doesn’t make you a hipster, just smart.
Health Benefits – Spinach Banana Smoothie
Bananas and spinach contain a lot of fiber. My favorite feature of fiber rich food is that it makes you feel full for longer (1).
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You won’t get so hungry so quickly again, which helps you to snack less on whatever it was you promised you wouldn’t.
The smoothie is also great after a workout. With the 16g of proteins from the spinach and peanut butter an 80kg (176lbs) person already takes in more than 20% of the daily recommendation – essential for keeping fit and strong (2).
To top it all of you get a load of iron and potassium. Potassium helps the fight against increased blood pressure and stops muscle weakness (3) and iron keeps you vital (4).
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