I love smoothies because they're an easy grab&go filling and healthy meal or snack. One of my favourites is the green smoothie because it's refreshing, a great immune booster and puts my mind at ease knowing that am having this one meal jam-packed with all ingredients rich with the right kind of vitamins and nutrients.
You can whip yourself one at home or if you just don't have the time, then buy one at any health food spot. Spinach King Cafe located at Khayelitsha mall is one these spots, they're all about promoting healthy food eating habits with menu items that include anything from freshly made smoothies, spinach muffins to spinach bread. I had one of their spinach fritters and it was crazy delicious 😋🤤 and I'll sure be trying to make one for myself at home!
So there's a lot you can do with this superfood leafy green. We highly recommend they always make it to your shopping cart so you can try out our homemade green smoothie recipe, which you'll find at the bottom of this article. For now read up on why we think you should "go green".
According to an extract we took from a Medical News Today article written by Megan Ware the following are possible health benefits of spinach:
- Improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering the risk of cancer, reducing blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma, and more.
- Promotes regularity
- Healthy skin and hair. Iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss, which may be prevented by an adequate intake of iron-rich foods, like spinach.
I like to incorporate spinach into a smoothie, so here’s the recipe for you to try out:
Homemade Green Smoothie
2 cups spinach
1 leaf kale
half a cucumber
1 handful parsley
2 stalks celery
Juice of freshly squeezed half a lemon
1 granny smith apple
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
2 cups water, add more water if the smoothie is too thick
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, enjoy🤗