As well as the general nom-factor, this combination is pretty healthy. Bananas and spinach are both high in potatssium and bananas pack a B2 punch. All the ingredients in this recipe are high in fibre (aside from the protein powder of course), almonds are rich in good fats, and the Vitamin E in almonds helps the body to absorb the Vitamin C in the apples. We all know that spinach is a good vegetarian source of iron, and Vitamin C has been shown to improve the body's ability to absorb it. So overall this combo is a winner! Of course there is a fair bit of sugar and therefore carbs in here, but just factor that into the rest of your day and its all good! Just have a lower carb lunch or a lower carb dinner. Plus, let's not get all crazy about this stuff - balance is the key and this is delicious :)
It is a great morning pick me up. Plus apples wake you up as well as a coffee. That doesn't stop my coffee addiction once I arrive at work, though. Still - an apple a day and all!
- 1 large granny smith apple, chopped.
- 2 bananas, peeled and quartered
- 1 tbs natural almond butter
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 scoops of unflavoured whey protein
- 1 handful of ice
Swapping granny smith apples for red delicious apples would change this up a lot - it would be less tart and more sweet. I'm keen to try it. Adding some natural or Greek yoghurt would also be lovely.
Is it really necessary to add a method section to a smoothie? Well OK then.
- Add ingredients to your blender