Guest blogger Samantha is back! Today she shares a recipe that is super healthy and will give your immune system a boost.
Well, hi there!
It's certainly been a while since I've been here! We had a lovely Christmas & New Year's season, filled with family, & food, & laughs. I was so ready to get back into the swing of working and creating...
And then the Cold hit.
I say Cold with a capital C because it was quite a force to be reckoned with. It took out Hubby for almost a week, and took me out for 4 days. After that, I decided that we needed to kick start our immune systems again. And with that, I decided to take the green smoothie challenge. Have you ever heard of the green smoothie challenge? It involves drinking smoothies that have been made with spinach. That's right-- spinach! I was skeptical at first; who wants to drink some concoction that tastes like it came out of a lawnmower bag? But sure enough, once I took my first sip, I was hooked. With the variety of other ingredients, you don't even taste the spinach. All you taste is sweet, smooth, fruity deliciousness.
The best part? With the Greek yogurt you get 14g of protein, and if you choose to add oats as well, you get about 3g of fiber too! I have been drinking these for my breakfast for 3 weeks now and they keep me full until lunch and then some. So are you ready to dive in?
Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 small banana
2/3 c frozen berries
1/3 c plain Greek yogurt
2/3 c juice (I used Apple Cherry Berry this time, but usually I prefer plain Apple)
1/3 c old-fashioned rolled oats (optional)
Put spinach at the bottom of a blender, so that it blends smooth. Add in all other ingredients and blend at high speed until smooth. Enjoy!
This recipe is endlessly customizable; I have made it with all banana instead of berries, flavored yogurts, different flavors of juices, and even with peach and mango! Go ahead and try a green smoothie; with this flu season we've had it's more important than ever to keep your immune system up!
What to you do to keep healthy at this time of year? Any miracle cold cures? Share them with us!
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