I love green smoothies. I often make them in the morning for a quick and healthy breakfast. Greens like cucumber, kale, chard, parsley, and spinach add a mega punch of vitamins and minerals to your morning meal---and blending them helps the body absorb the nutrients quickly and efficiently. What a great way to eat your greens, huh? You don't even notice you're getting handfuls of raw, fresh vegetables without fat or salt. I add flaxseeds for an additional dose of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. If you don't have a strong blender, use ground flaxseed.
Berry Powerful Smoothie
Makes about 3 cups
1 orange, peeled
2 1/2 cups baby spinach
2 tsp flaxseeds
6 oz frozen blueberries
6 oz frozen strawberries
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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Mary Jolley began exploring eating a wholesome plant-based diet while researching her first book, The Green Diet, in 2007. She has since revised the book to be, 6 Steps to Eating Green. She started MyGreenDiet.com in 2009 and has grown to love sharing her passion for healthy food and natural living. She strives to help others on their journey to beauty, health, and joy.