Green Smoothie

 

This is a smoothie I threw together myself, I didn’t get the recipe from anywhere.   It’s made with pineapple, spinach, cucumber, gala apple, fresh parsley, celery and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Spinach is a superfood.  It is a low calorie food loaded with tons of nutrients.  Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health.  They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.

Pineapple has anti-inflammatory benefits as well as eye health benefits.   Because of its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains, pineapple can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age.   I can’t eat pineapple alone, the acid bothers my stomach.   So I use it in smoothies to get the health benefits from it and at the same time, it reduces the irritation of my stomach from the acid.

Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index and has an alkalizing effect.

Parsley can help fight disease and protect your blood vessels.

Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber.

Cucumbers are high in nutrients but low in calories.  Cucumbers promote hydration, contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie

Here’s the recipe,  since I threw it together myself, I didn’t measure anything.

In a blender:

I  gala apple  ( or any kind of apple will do)

1 cucumber (peeled)

1 bunch of spinach

3 stalks of celery

add fresh parsley

1 or 2 cups of pineapple

Pour in unsweetened vanilla almond milk, enough so the ingredients blend well.

I used all organic ingredients.

Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie

 

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