Had a bit too much fun lately? Detoxify your body with this Apple Spinach Smoothie! A refreshing and delicious start to the day.
TPC was here this past weekend. For those of you that don’t follow golf, it’s a big golf tournament called The Players Championship.
One of my big pet peeves is that people call it The TPC. Technically that would be “The The player’s Championship”. Please don’t do that. OK?
It’s not that I’m a huge golf fan, mind you, more of a TPC/people watching/relaxing in the sunshine with a cocktail fan (or maybe a few cocktails). Once TPC weekend is over I’m very ready for a detox.
Inspired by one of my new favorite bloggers, Amanda from The Grains of Paradise, I created an all organic, veggie/fruit smoothie. I’ve seen many other blogger’s “green monsters” out there but I didn’t want this one to be too involved with all sorts of crazy caloric things so I stuck to my new keep it simple theory.
Each one of the ingredients is beneficial for your body, but we’ll focus on the apples and spinach since those are the main ingredients.
There’s nothing like a crisp, cold, in-season apple. Did you know most of the fiber is in the peel? Be sure to choose organic apples because conventional contain lots of pesticides, herbicides and may even be genetically modified.
Apples are an excellent source of fiber and contain phytonutrients that help regulate blood sugar.
Here’s an interesting factoid for you. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, studies show, “when healthy adults consumed one medium-sized apple approximately 15 minutes before a meal, their caloric intake at that meal decreased by an average of 15%.”
“Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline.”
Spinach also has tons of anti-inflammatory properties (great after a night or day of drinking), protection against certain types of cancer and is excellent for bone health. Get all the benefits by enjoying one cup of packed spinach two to three times per week.
3 ribs celery
6 cups of spinach
2 truvia packets
1 cup non-dairy milk
1. Blend everything together. (You might have to chop it a bit first…I’m just saying.)
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Dawn Hutchins is plant-based lifestyle educator, author and self-taught chef. She holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and is a certified Nutritional Therapist with a focus in epigenetics. Discover the benefits that over 35,000 people have experienced through her recipes, cookbooks and revolutionary programs, learning how to eat more whole, plant foods – and loving it!