Eating healthy can be challenging sometimes, especially when we have such busy schedules. But that is what’s great about making smoothies. You can add wholesome, organic, full of nutrient ingredients into a blender and take it on the go! All you need is 10 minutes, less time than eating some sugary cereal.
Today’s smoothie consists of very fragrant and energizing soothing ingredients; apple, ginger and spinach. The apples provide fiber which will keep you feeling full. Granny Smith apples have a slightly higher potassium content than other types of apples. Potassium is an electrolyte that keeps fluid balanced in and around cells. This process is vital to everyday electrical flow through your body, a function that makes your heart beat. Potassium is also great for your muscles. If you don’t get enough potassium each day, you may wind up having an irregular heartbeat and muscles cramps. Granny Smith apples can help stabilize your blood sugar levels, which is particularly important if you have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. Foods rich in soluble fiber delay absorption of sugar in your small intestine and may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Women who eat an apple a day are nearly 30 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has substance to it. And eating an apple a day keeps your complexion glowing!
Ginger is another great ingredient. Not only is it very fragrant but it is one of the most prescribed herbs in history. It has been used in the treatment of colds for its ability to eliminate toxins and raise body heat. It also aids in proper digestion.
Spinach is king of power!. Just ask Popeye the sailor man! It provides iron, vitamins and minerals. which help to lower our risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure and improving our bone health. And it gives you energy, something we all need in the morning. Plus we all need healthy bones.
This smoothie does not require many ingredients, but the ingredients it does contain add so much value to your life. So drink up and enjoy!
Apple Ginger Spinach Smoothie
Ingredients: Serves 1
- 1 Granny Smith Apple, with skin, cored and cut into chunks
- 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
- 1/2 inch piece peeled, fresh ginger, cut into small pieces (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice cubes, about 6
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth