Energizing Green Smoothie by Amrita Health Foods
Do not be fooled by its spiky, distinctive appearance. On the inside, pineapples have a very sweet and rich flavor loaded with vitamin A and C, fiber, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. They are also low in calories and contain Bromelain, an enzyme that helps in the breakdown of protein in the digestive system. Bromelain has also anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. That’s a lot to pack in one fruit!
The addition of honeydew is sure to give this green smoothie that sweet and refreshing flavor that’s perfect for the summer months ahead! And with its Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B-6, and Fiber, it’s sure to add a whole host of nutritional benefits as well.
Where to begin with spinach? This powerful veggie is high in Niacin and Zinc, as well as protein, fiber, Vitamins A, C, E and K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese. Thanks to the fiber content, spinach is sure to keep you full for longer. Spinach is a popular vegetable to be added on any green smoothies or even any plant based kind!
Of course you could use regular water, but the nutty taste of coconut water add a delicious tang to this energizing green smoothie. And if you are thinking of the high calories typically associated with coconuts, don’t worry! Coconut water is low in calories and incredibly hydrating. It is much better for you than the typical high sugar energy drinks, such as gatorade.
Yogurt is an extremely good source of protein and a great source of probiotics. They are friendly bacteria that help keep your digestive system in shape and boost your immune system. We use coconut milk yogurt since its easily digestible and creamy – you can use almond milk yogurt too. This green smoothie recipe is not only great for detox but also plant based, dairy-free, (refined) sugar-free and low fat. Check out our Green Smoothie recipe below!
- ½ cup pineapple
- ¾ cup honeydew
- 1 cup spinach
- ¾ cup coconut water
- ¼ cup of dairy free yogurt
Process: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy as a delicious snack or a yummy breakfast meal.