Your Morning Fruit and Spinach Shake

Start your day off with this cup of nutrition, packed with vitamins, fiber, iron, magnesium, and so much more.

BY PHILL FELTHAM

Spinach is one of the most shake-friendly vegetables that you can find. For the most part, this leafy green has very little taste. Whole Foods says that spinach is packed with vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E, and K. Furthermore, spinach is a good source of manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, fiber, calcium, potassium, and the list goes on.

Fruit, the secret ingredient that helps mask the vegetable flavor, is a win-win. The banana, strawberries, and blueberries possess both health benefits and taste. In this shake, blueberries is an essential ingredient that counteracts the green color caused by the spinach.

For those hesitant on adding vegetables to their morning health shake, spinach can help you take the plunge with ease. As you become more comfortable with this leafy green, increase the amount from one cup to two cups, and so on. Soon, you will be ready for new, more advanced fruit and veggie shakes. Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:
– Orange juice (3/4 cup)
– Spinach (2 cups)
– 1 banana
– Frozen strawberries (1/2 cup)
– Frozen blueberries (1/2 cup)
– Vanilla protein powder (1 cup)
– Vanilla Greek yogurt ( 1 cup)

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Orange juice will give you most of your flavor. If the tart flavor doesn’t float your boat, then try either almond milk or regular milk. As I mentioned previously, spinach does not have much of a taste, so feel free to add more spinach as desired. You can substitute strawberries with frozen mixed fruit if desired. Note that this switch will make your shake a little more tart. iT!

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