I’m not shy when it comes to trying new ingredients in my smoothies. Fortunately, my husband indulges my creativity; he’s a real sport. On my first pass, some of my creations can taste a little too earthy. Put too many sprouts in your smoothie, for example, and it will take on an overwhelmingly grassy flavor. Used in moderation, however, and sprouts are an absolute delight. They provide a steady year-round source of vitamins and a high concentration of youth-supporting enzymes. Enzymes boost your body’s rejuvenation and help fight tired skin and wrinkles.
Spring Sprout Smoothie
Serving Size: 1 (~120 calories – with Stevia)
1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup pineapple, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1 cup water
1/4″ – 1/2″ fresh ginger, minced
1/16 teaspoon of Stevia (or honey)
1-2 ice cubes, to thicken
Blend ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
Noelle Twiggs is the creator of GreenLemonade. Born from both the lessons of successes (detox 101: yes!) and failures (gym-rat diet: no!), the lifestyle website provides practical—and palatable—tips, tricks, and recipes to help everyone feel more happy, energetic, and well nourished.