Green smoothies…many think they look gross and won’t even give them a try. I used to be one of those people, but now things have changed. They taste so clean and refreshing. You DO NOT taste the spinach, trust me. I have a few great smoothies with added spinach in them, but this one is my new favorite. It also features a superfood that many of us use often without knowing how great it is. That superfood is cinnamon.
Yup, good ol’ cinnamon is a superfood because:
1- It regulates blood sugar levels
2- Lowers cholesterol
3- It’s a natural food preservative
4- It is one of the best antioxidants
There are even more, but I won’t bore you.
Basically it’s really good for you and what I love the most about it is that it gives many recipes that sweet flavor without having to add much sweetener. It’s my new addiction, I pour cinnamon on my oatmeal and in my smoothies with a heavy hand. It’s just so good.
Don’t shy away from trying this recipe. It may sound strange but I’m telling you- It’s delicious!
Super Green Smoothie
Adapted from fitkim
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 green apple with skin on
1/2 cucumber, peeled (you can also try raw zucchini)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 handful of spinach, I used about 1 oz of frozen spinach
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
1 tsp honey
water, to thin if desired
Blend till smooth and enjoy!
I topped mine with even more cinnamon.
You can also add a scoop of protein powder if you’d like.
If your banana and spinach are not frozen you may want to add some ice cubes to make it nice and cold.
This also does not have a strong banana flavor as long as you don’t use a super ripe one. I freeze bananas before they get dark as I have this weird thing with overly ripe banana flavor.
Just a disclaimer: This tastes nothing like a milkshake, so don’t make it with that intention. It has a very clean refreshing taste that I love and think you will also.
Go figure, this smoothie now has me craving green smoothies! I think i’ll go make one now…and you should too!
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